In terms of hot drinks, not much beats a good cup of tea. And for thousands of years, long before its benefits were known by science, green tea has been a perennial favourite of health-conscious folk wanting to give themselves a boost of goodness every day. Rich in antioxidants and flavour, its popularity is none too surprising.
HealthPost carries a wide range of green tea products and blends.
The leaves of the Camellia sinensis (tea) plant have been brewed as a drink for eons. Originating in China, green tea is made from tea leaves which are picked and then heated, rolled or dried to preserve the natural polyphenol compounds that give it its unique flavour and benefits. This leaves a tea high in antioxidant compounds, which may help prevent free radical damage and protect against the effects of pollution. It is also rich in minerals, the feel-good compound l-theanine, and catechins that may assist the body in fighting infection, including the decay-causing bacteria Strep. mutans.
There are many varieties of green tea available today, including the ever-popular matcha powder, capsules for those who wish to experience the benefits without the flavour, and zingy fruit blends to add an extra dimension to the tea drinking experience.