Q. What is Green Tea?

A. Tea that is brewed from the dried leaves of Camellia Sinensis Bush is Green Tea. It is native to India and China and is comsumed globally for its health benefits.

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Q. How is Green Tea made?

A. Green tea is made from the un-oxidised leaves and is mostly unprocessed. The tea leaves are harvested/picked by hand and then quickly heated and dried to prevent Oxidisation (Oxidisation gives black colour to tea). Hence, Green Tea is rich in anti-oxidants and polyphenols, which are highly beneficial for health.

 Amritanadi Assam Green Tea

Q. How to prepare a good cup of Green tea?

A. Always remember the ratio of 1:1, which means 1 tsp of tea leaves to 1 cup of boiling water. After the water is boiled, turn off the hob and add tea leaves to it. Cover for 1-2 minutes. Do not boil the leaves as it will destroy the catechins that are great for our body.

 

Q. Which one is better - Whole Green Tea Leaves or Tea Bags?

A. Tea bags contain tea dust, which is nothing but the dust and fannings from the broken Green Tea Leaves. It compromises on the flavour of the tea and loses its anti-oxidants. When tea leaves are broken, they lose their aroma and oil. Whereas, Whole Green Tea Leaves retain the aroma and oil and the anti-oxidants remain intact.

When tea leaves are brewed, they uncurl and release their aroma, anti-oxidants and minerals. To get the most benefit from your cup of tea, always use Whole Green Tea Leaves.

 

Q. What are the benefits of Green Tea?

A. Drinking Green Tea has gained popularity for its health benefits which are:

- It helps in boosting your metabolism which means burning more calories during the day and reaching closer towards your weight loss goals.

- It builds immunity which means lesser chances of one falling sick.

- Green tea is full of anti-oxidants which help in preventing cancer cells and also supports your body's natural ability to detox.

- Green tea is alkaline in nature while coffee and black tea are acidic in nature.

- Consumption of green tea boosts overall heart health

- Green tea also has many skin benefits. When mixed with salt and oil, it works as a good exfoliator.

- Cold Green Tea water can also be used as a hair conditioner.

 

Q. How many cups of green tea can be consumed during the day?

A. Usually it is recommended to drink 2-3 cups of green tea a day. However, check with your nutritionist/ dietician/ GP about your body's requirement. Can Green Tea be taken between meals? Green Tea can be taken in between meals to combat hunger and hydrate the body.

 

Q. Are there any recipes using Green Tea?

A. Green Tea is not always taken hot. We conducted a poll on Instagram where we asked our follower if they liked their Green Tea hot or cold. 40% followers preferred to have cold green tea.

Iced Green Tea Recipe:

Pour your Green tea in a tumbler and add ice, honey and lemon to it. Use it as a thirst quencher or add it to your favourite cocktail or give it to kids as a health drink. Get more creative and add mint to make Green Tea Mojito.

Iced Green Tea

Green Tea Ice Cubes:

You can freeze your Green Tea as Ice cubes and use it as a toner for your face. Add it to your regular drinking water to give it a flavour.

Green Tea Popsicles:

Add Honey, Lemon and Fruit Slices to your Green Tea and make Ice popsicles.