If you search the web on green tea, you may find yourself inundated with websites professing weight loss pills made of green tea extract; green tea being a miracle slimming tea; websites encouraging you to detox with green tea and other far reaching claims. Before we start to set the record straight on the health benefits of green tea, I’d like to just explain in this blog post what is green tea and why it is so popular.
Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. All categories of tea (i.e. white, yellow, green, oolong, black and pu’erh and for argument’s sake, we’ll leave out herbal infusions/teas for now) can be broadly split into two further groupings: Teas that are unoxidized and those that are oxidized. Green tea fits into the category of being an unoxidized tea.
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