TYPES OF GREEN TEA
Loose leaf green tea is more than just another cup of tea. Beyond being good for hydration, it is literally considered a superfood with all its healing compounds.
Just like all teas that come from the Camellia sinensis plant, green tea leaves have a small amount of caffeine. During processing, the tea goes through minimal oxidation making it a rich source of antioxidants. Green tea has similar healing and anti-aging compounds as those found in blueberries and dark chocolate.
What is the best temperature for green tea?
Green tea is a delicate tea, so it is better to be cautious about the temperature of the water you use. Using water that is too hot can make your green tea taste bitter or grassy. We recommend a green tea brewing temperature between 150 F and 180 F.
For an easy reminder, all our teas come with a reference chart on the pouch with recommended temperatures for each specific tea.
Should I drink green tea before bed?
Because green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, it contains caffeine and a fair amount of it. So green tea is not the best tea to drink when looking to get a restful night's sleep. Enjoy green tea earlier in the day and try a naturally caffeine-free Rooibos or herbal tea at bedtime.