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“Lastly but not least, a cup of aromatic green tea to sooth the senses. Green tea is said to have health benefits and if you like drinking it and believe in them, then it's best to
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“I don't remember ever since when I fall in love with Green Tea but my guess is after my first few visits to Japan. The most expensive I've ever drank was probably those that cost
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“My favorite beverage when I don't need too much caffeine. I especially like Japanese green tea because it has such a gorgeous hue of green and a delightful taste. I also love it
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Like other teas--including oolong, red, and white--from the Camellia Sinensis plant, green tea originated in China over 5000 years ago and has been a popular drink in other parts of Asia, specifically Japan, for centuries. Valued for its medicinal properties, green tea has long been known to cure indigestion and reduce fatigue, and it has been used as a cure for everything from headaches to urinary tract infections to depression. Today it is recognized as having properties that help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer.

Chinese Green Teas
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Health Benefits

Modern medical study has found green tea to be considerably beneficial to proper health. It's health benefits can be traced to high levels of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful anti-oxidant that has been found to lower cholesterol, prohibit cancer cell growth, and promote healthy vigorous flow. While green tea comes from the same plant--Camellia Sinensis--as oolong and black tea, it differs in how it is processed. Its unique processing involves the steaming of its leaves, which prevents oxidization of the EGCGcontained within. Unchanged by processing, the EGCG found in the natural green tea plant is left to flourish in the consumer product. A list of specific health benefits currently associated with green tea consumption is as follows:

High in Carotenoids:

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