China Sencha Our BUZZ Sencha is from Zhejiang Province. It is plucked in spring, the leaves are steamed, dried and rolled, producing long flat emerald green leaves. After brewing it releases a soft, mild and finely spicy taste in a green-yellow cup. It is delicious! Tea processing is the method in which the leaves from the tea plant Camellia sinensis are transformed into the dried leaves for brewing tea. The categories of tea are distinguished by the processing they undergo. In its most general form, tea processing involves different manners and degree of oxidation of the leaves, stopping the oxidation, forming the tea and drying it. The innate flavour of the dried tea leaves is determined by the type of cultivar of the tea bush, the quality of the plucked tea leaves, and the manner and quality of the production processing they undergo.
What are the Health Benefits?
The Chinese have been drinking green tea for centuries. Sencha or Green tea improves cardiovascular health, reduces the risk of cancer and helps with weight loss. Sencha tea comes from the same plant as black tea, but is harvested at a younger age. It is consumed "fresh", while black tea is consumed roasted. Sencha tea is thus less processed and retains more of its nutrients and antioxidants than black tea. The high levels of the potent antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) in green tea help fight free radical damage. This is associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Green tea helps to lower total cholesterol levels by lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol and inhibiting blood clot formation. A recent study found that green tea extract helps to deliver greater energy expenditure and fat metabolism, so it helps with weight loss. Drinking three cups of green tea a day gives antioxidant protection. But green tea contains about 20 grams of caffeine per serve, so be careful if you're sensitive to caffeine.
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