Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Teatulia
What Is Green Tea?
Green tea hails from the two leaves and a bud of the Camellia sinensis plant that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. The leaves are typically steamed or pan-fried.
Feel Good About Drinking Green Tea!
Recent studies indicate that green tea contains powerful antioxidants. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals — damaging compounds in the body that alter cells, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but environmental toxins (including ultraviolet rays from the sun, radiation, cigarette smoke, and air pollution) also give rise to these damaging particles. Many scientists believe that free radicals contribute to the aging process as well as the development of a number of health problems, including cancer and heart disease.
I am sure that I’ve made it well-known that I prefer loose leaf to bagged tea. That being said, I have found some rather decent (and maybe even better than decent) tasting teas made from the dreaded bagged tea, and say what you will about bagged tea, it IS convenient. And sometimes the need for that kind of convenience outweighs all other factors.
Teatulia has become one of my favorite tea companies when it comes to bagged tea. Their sheer, biodegradable pyramid infusers offer plenty of room for full expansion of the tea leaves, which means full flavor even from a bagged tea. And they do not compromise when it comes to tea – their teas are remarkably fresh and of high quality. Check out their website to learn more about their teas. And if you just can’t bring yourself to buy bagged tea, no matter the quality, Teatulia offers their delicious tea in loose leaf form, too!
The aroma of the dry leaf is fresh and grassy – like freshly cut grass. Once brewed, the liquor has more of a steamed veggie kind of fragrance.
The flavor is sweet and nutty. There is a fresh, leafy taste to this, as well as a hint of creamy buttery taste. It presents itself very smoothly to the palate, and there is very little astringency to this cup. It has a light, invigorating flavor that uplifts the spirit.
A nice tea to curl up to on a chilly afternoon – it is also quite refreshing iced (especially nice with a bit of mint or a thin slice of lime).