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Green Tea

Updated on April 23, 2016
Cup of Green Tea
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What is Green Tea?

Green Tea is a famous beverage all around the world. It was first invented in China, now people from everywhere consume Green Tea. Green Tea gives a lot of benefits. As any good thing, it has its weaknesses too.

Green Tea has a long history, because it is a type of tea, and tea has a long history. As it is believed tea was first used in China. Green Tea was also invented in China. Green Tea is made from the tea plant. The botanical name of the tea plant is Camellia Sinensis.


From its beginning Green Tea had an important role among people, because of its medical value. Not only as a medicine, but also as a beverage it was famous, and it still is.

How Green Tea is made?

Green Tea is produced from leaves plucked from the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis). What is different in Green Tea from normal tea is that it has undergone minimal oxidation during processing.

Making a cup of Green Tea is another process, it is often called as steeping, as well as brewing. In general, one tea spoon of Green Tea is used per one cup (150 ml). The steeping temperature varies from 61 °C (142 °F) to 87 °C (189 °F), and the steeping time varies from 30 seconds to three minutes.

Here are the countries that produce Green Tea.

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Benefits of Green Tea

The reason why Green Tea has become so famous among people all around the world, is the set various benefits come with it. It was the reason it got so much importance back then. If you think Green Tea is just another type of tea, or tea in a different color you are very wrong. It is no just green colored tea. It is equipped with a number of bio active compounds, antioxidants and nutrients that could have a great effect on the human body.

Green Tea gives health benefits such as improving brain function which will help to work smarter, improving physical performance, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering the risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, improving the dental health, lowering the risk of Type II Diabetes, lowering the risk of Cardiovascular disease, helping weight loss, ultimately helping to live longer.

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Compounds in Green Tea

Such benefits are brought to you by the compounds in Green Tea. Polyphenols such as Flavonoids and Catechins work as good antioxidants. They protect cells and molecules in the body from damage by reducing the formation of free radicals in the body. Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) is a powerful antioxidant treats various diseases. It is probably the reason why Green Tea has such medical power. Green Tea contains important minerals in small amounts too.

Green Tea also contains caffeine, which is a topic discussed in every where; 'Does Green Tea have caffeine?'. Yes, it has, but not as much as coffee. Caffeine in Green Tea is just enough to do the job, with out causing the jittery effects which comes with too much coffee. Why Green Tea is better and healthier that Green Tea is it not only contains caffeine, but also amino acid L-theanine, which can have synergistic effects together.

As it was stated earlier, Green Tea provides excellent antioxidants. They will cause a protective effect on development of cancer by reducing Oxidative damage. Similar to that, Catechin compounds in Green Tea has a protective effect on neurons, which will reduce the risk of Neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Catechin not only has effects on neurons, but also on bacteria and inhibit viruses. It kills them by protecting the body from infections.

Green Tea Frappuccino
Green Tea Frappuccino | Source

Green Tea Frappuccino

Green Tea Frappuccino is a beverage prepared using mainly Green Tea powder and milk. There are many way that can be followed, this a simple recipe for home use. This recipe is very famous because it is easy to prepare, no special equipment is needed. And more importantly anyone can prepare it.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Milk, Coconut milk or any other milk
  • 2 Cups Ice
  • 2 Teaspoons Green Tea powder
  • 1~2 Teaspoons Sweetener
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender carefully.
  2. Blend until it becomes smooth
  3. Enjoy it
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 16 oz
Calories 280
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 3 g15%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 62 g21%
Sugar 61 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 220 mg9%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      peachy 19 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great hub on tea, i started to drink green tea for health purpose