What is Green Tea and its Health Benefits?

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds. Green tea originated in China, and since then it has spread to other countries in East Asia. We use Sri Lankan Green tea made from Ceylon Tea.

All tea types except herbal ones, are brewed from the dried leaves of Camellia sinensis bush. The level of oxidation of the leaves determines the type of tea. Green tea is made of unoxidized leaves, and it is one of the least processed types of tea. Therefore, it contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. (Megan Ware, 2023)

Green tea has many health benefits,

  • Contains plant-based antioxidant compounds – Green tea contains a type of polyphenol called catechin which prevents cell damage and provides other health benefits. (Gunnars & Bailey, 2023)
  • Improve Cognitive function – Drinking green tea benefits cognition, mood, and brain function due to caffeine and L-theanine. (Gunnars & Bailey, 2023)
  • Help with burning fat – Green tea positively influences metabolism and helps lose weight. (Gunnars & Bailey, 2023)
  • Lowers the risk of cancer – Drinking green tea reduces the chance of developing some cancers such as lung cancer or ovarian cancer. (Gunnars & Bailey, 2023)
  • May protect the brain from aging – The bioactive compounds in green tea such as EGCG and L-theanine lower the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. (Gunnars & Bailey, 2023)
  • Helps with managing blood sugar levels – Drinking green tea lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes and helps with managing overall blood sugar levels. (Gunnars & Bailey, 2023)
  •  Help prevent heart disease – Drinking green tea regularly lowers the risk of heart disease by managing blood pressure and lipids. (Gunnars & Bailey, 2023)


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