Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Green Tea is arguably the most famous beverage of all time. It began in ancient China but has now spread throughout the world. Today, many choose to drink Green Tea not just for its taste, but also its Green Tea benefits. Here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, our Green Tea Bags offer all the qualities one expects from these brews and so much more.
According to the latest scientific research, Green Tea can, indeed, improve one's everyday way of life. This includes (but is not limited to) boosting the metabolism, which enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently; lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol, thus improving cardiovascular health; and balancing blood sugars, which reduces the risks of developing type-2 diabetes.
We use the finest quality Chinese Sencha Green Tea for this beverage. It offers extraordinarily grassy notes without too much bitterness. Like all of our Teas, we pack it fresh to order. This ensures not only quality but also consistency.
History of Green Tea
Green Tea has inspired philosophers; brought about revolution; advanced scientific endeavour; and, of course, blessed our Teacups for literally thousands of years. Legend has it that in 2737 BCE, some 5,000 years ago, an ancient Chinese Emperor named Shen Nung discovered Tea - by accident!
The story suggests that the Emperor came to rest underneath a tree one day while his servant boiled drinking water. He fell asleep in the afternoon sun, and when he awoke, found leaves from the tree above infusing with his water.
An avid herbalist, Shen Nung decided to try the unknown infusion. To his surprise, it tasted delicious. This, of course, was Green Tea - or so the tale goes. Whether there is any truth to it remains a topic of significant debate.
Green Tea Today
Regardless of how it came to be, Green Tea has continued to increase in popularity. Today, it accounts for 20% of the world's Tea consumption. Black Tea, on the other hand, accounts for 78% of the world's Tea consumption.
But could Green Tea one day give Black Tea a run for its money? It's a strong possibility. This is mostly because of Green Tea benefits. Modern science has uncovered the truth behind this seemingly unassuming brew. As it turns out, it can promote healthy living in a multitude of ways. In our fast-paced societies, Green Tea Bags could offer the boost we're all looking for.
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 75 and 80 C. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: We recommend serving this Tea as it is. However, some choose to add lemon.
Tasting Notes: This Tea boasts a refined earthy-grassy aroma with an equally enticing flavour. It is smooth, sweet and refreshing to the very last sip.
Colour in Cup: Golden liquor with green highlights, light in tone.
Benefits of Green Tea
Research indicates that the polyphenols in Green Tea can boost the metabolism during periods of moderate exercise. This, in turn, enhances the body's capacity for weight loss. Providing one exercises frequently and eats healthily, Green Tea Bags can, in reality, support those wishing to lose a few pounds.
Furthermore, a recent meta-analysis of 13 Green Tea-related observational studies discovered that participants who drank the most Green Tea had a 28% lower risk of a coronary artery disease than those who drank the least Green Tea. Other studies have also noted that Green Tea could have a preventative effect against atherosclerosis in animal models.
Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Diabetes, Digestive, Flu, Heart, Hydration, Immune System, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening