Green tea (40 g)
Green tea is a type of tea obtained from the plant Camelia sinensis.
- is rich in enzymes
- is low in calories
- contains less caffeine
- has a beneficial effect on metabolism
- contains antioxidants polyphenols
- hydrates your body
- has beneficial effects on the gut biome
All tea comes from the same herb. But when it comes to green tea, its leaves are heated up very quickly after harvest to prevent oxidation and fermentation that would make the leaves darken. In Japan and China, the two countries best known for green tea, the methods of processing and growing green tea differ, which affects the emergence of different types, flavors and styles of green tea. In China, freshly harvested green tea leaves are fried in a pan, making it more nutty. In Japan, however, the leaves are steamed, resulting in milder and more fragile tea. Green tea contains less caffeine than other types of tea and is more rich in antioxidants. Green tea polyphenols have a major antioxidant effect and this tea has a beneficial effect on speeding up your metabolism. Green tea has a negative effect on light so store it in metal containers without exposure to light. This will allow you to use it a minimum of six months. For the preparation of green tea, do not use water warmer than 80 degrees Celsius. Never pour boiling water over green tea. If you do, it will bring bitterness out of it. Tea soaking depends on your own preferences and type of tea, but if we use logic, milder and more delicate teas simply soak shorter. About two minutes is enough for green tea.