Green tea powder has a myriad of uses! Aside from making a great addition to hot beverages and brews, green tea powder can be added to smoothies, yogurt, baked goods—even homemade ice cream.
Blended with yogurt and honey, green tea powder makes an excellent facial mask for troubled or sensitive skin. Green tea has a high quanity of anti/oxidants when used for the skin.
Camellia sinensis is the species of plant whose leaves and leaf buds are used to produce the popular beverage tea. It is of the genus Camellia (, a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae. White tea, yellow tea,green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea and black tea are all harvested from this species, but are processed differently to attain different levels ofoxidation. Kukicha (twig tea)
is also harvested from Camellia sinensis, but uses twigs and stems rather
than leaves. Common names include tea plant, tea shrub, and tea tree (not to
be confused with Melaleuca alternifolia, the source of tea tree oil).
There are two major varieties used for tea: Chinese tea, Camellia sinensis
var. sinensis, and Assam tea, Camellia sinensis var. assamica.
The leaves have been used in traditional Chinese medicine and other medical
systems to treat asthma (functioning as a bronchodilator),angina pectoris,
peripheral vascular disease, and coronary artery disease.
Recent medical research on tea (most of which has been on green tea) has
revealed various health benefits, including anti-cancer potential, effects on
cholesterol levels, antibacterial properties and positive effects for weight loss. It is considered to have many positive health benefits due to tea's high levels of catechins, a type of antioxidant. Among other interesting bioactivities, (-)-catechin from C.
sinensis was shown to act as agonist of PPARgamma, nuclear receptor that is current pharmacological target for the treatment of diabetes type 2.
However, tea may have some negative impacts on health, such as over-consumption of caffeine, and the presence of fluoride and oxalates in tea.
Green tea has a lot of antioxidants that benefits the body in many ways and can even be used to treat acne. Its one of the most natural ways to help your skin appear brighter and flawless. This article shows you a few ways on how to use it on your face: http://www.wikihow.com/
Green tea comes from the same plant as black tea (Camellia sinensis), but is less processed so it undergoes less oxidation. Loose leaf green tea is used to make tea (what else?) and infusions.
The leaf blends well with many other herbs, flowers and spices in tea blends. Liquid infusions are used in cosmetic preparations for hair and skin. In addition to this Chun Mee green tea we also carry a variety of other green teas.
A little botanical information about green tea
Camellia sinensis is an evergreen shrub or small tree of the Theaceae family that is usually trimmed to below 2 m (6.6 ft) when cultivated for its leaves. It has a strong taproot. The flowers are yellow-white, 2.5–4 cm (0.98–1.6 in) in diameter, with 7 to 8 petals. The leaves are 4–15 cm (1.6–5.9 in) long and 2–5 cm (0.79–2.0 in) broad. Fresh tea leaves contain about 4% caffeine. The young, light green leaves are preferably harvested for tea production; they have short white hairs on the underside. Older leaves are deeper green.
Different leaf ages produce differing tea qualities, since their chemical compositions are different. White tea, yellow tea, green tea, oolong, pu-erh tea and black tea are all harvested from this species, but are processed differently to attain different levels of oxidation.
You may be wondering what green tea is. It’s actually the same plant that black tea is made from, however it is processed in a different way. Black tea leaves are processed by drying them. Green tea leaves are processed by steaming. The difference in the processing preserves the integrity of the nutrients and allows it to provide you with many benefits that will leave you healthier.
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