Except for water Green tea is the most widely consumed drink in the world. Green tea is a staple in the diets of many Asian families around the world and Green tea is a part of Japanese and Chinese cultures. Green tea is the most popular tea in China, and while there are many varieties, green teas are favored because of their fresh and subtle taste.

One difference between Japanese and Chinese tea is that Japanese green tea is often steam-dried rather than oven-dried. The green tea is grown in an area near the border of the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. The best Japanese green tea is said to be that from the Uji region of Kyoto. Green tea is dried, but not fermented.

Scientific studies show that green tea is good for you. Two studies in China, where green tea is a mainstay of the diet, resulted in promising findings. The only negative side effect reported from drinking green tea is insomnia because it contains caffeine.

Green tea is known for its high content of vitamins and minerals. Green tea is a natural antioxidant and is produced from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, or tea plant. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and is reputed to contain the highest concentration of polyphenols, chemicals that act as powerful antioxidants. Theamine in green tea is touted for its tranquilizing effect on the brain, and makes green tea a better choice than the coffee bean. A study, began in 1994, included 40,530 adults (age 40 to 79 years) in northeastern Japan, where green tea is widely consumed.

The study confirmed Green tea is good for weight loss and is great for your skin. Low in caffeine, high in antioxidants and vitamin C, green tea is unfermented. Green Tea is high in polyphenols with potent antioxidant and anti-cancer support properties. With tastes that are light and refreshing, green tea is the perfect addition to any diet. Although you can buy green tea that has been packaged in tea bags, green tea is best when it is brewed from the whole leaf.

Known for its versatile and positive properties benefiting the whole body, green tea promotes blood circulation and increases the body’s natural resistance, helping with oxygenation. Proponents of green tea claims it achieves greater harmony and improves the body’s ability to handle the external physical and psycological pressures of life.

Green tea also prevents tooth decay and make teeth more resistant to acids, promote digestion and cleanse the body internally.