Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Real Benefits of Green Tea on Healthmad

Real Benefits of Green Tea | Healthmad

Green Tea originated in South Asia, mainly in China and India where it was used traditionally as well as in eastern medicine. Green tea, black tea and oolong tea are made from the leaves and stem of the plant named Camellia sinensis which is native to the South-East Asian region. Green tea is made by heating the fresh leaves quickly after picking it in high temperatures to prevent the oxidization process and thus prevent fermentation of the tea leaves. Thus Green tea undergoes least amount of fermentation and retains most of the “essence” or chemical compounds of the tea leaves without undergoing extensive breakdown or oxidation.

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