The people of PureGreenTeas.com are not health experts, so we will let the qualified experts do the informing. However, it can be said that we are confirmed Japanese green tea drinkers, who truly believe in the goodness of the products we offer and are proud to be green tea merchants.
The tea plant was discovered growing wild in India, and first cultivated in China. For centuries tea was, and still is, used as an herbal medicine in traditional Chinese medicine. Modern research confirms that drinking tea is without question healthful, and that it refreshes the body.
All teas come from the same plant: the Camellia sinensis. What sets Japanese green tea apart from the others is how it is processed.
Instead of beginning with a drying process, Japanese green tea is made by immediately steaming freshly picked tea leaves. This prevents fermentation and is thought to inactivate potentially harmful enzymes while leaving the healthy antioxidants intact. These antioxidants, called polyphenols, account for the asserted medical benefits of green tea. See the benefit points at right.
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