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GREEN TEA - COMMON QUESTIONS

 

What is green tea powder?

Green tea powder is simply green tea leaves that have been naturally ground into a fine powder. That's all! Genuine green tea powder should not completely dissolve. You should be left with a little residue in the bottom of your cup, which you can drink.

Are there chemicals used in the growing process?

No, our green tea is grown without the use of chemicals.

Are there chemicals added during the grinding process?

No, our green tea leaves are naturally ground without chemicals.

How do you use green tea powder?

Simply use the spoon provided to mix approximately 1-2 scoops with hot water and you're ready to go. You will see that you only need a small amount for one cup, making your green tea purchase last longer.

Feel free to use your portable coffee cup that you keep at home and sip on a cup of green tea on the way to work. Or, keep a pouch of GREEN TEA on the GO! at work for convenient, healthy and great tasting green tea all day long.

What's the difference between green tea powder and matcha powder?

Those familiar with Japanese traditions may have heard of 'matcha' powder. Green tea powder and matcha both come from the Camellia sinensis plant, however, they undergo different treatment just prior to and after harvest.

The green tea plants used for matcha are placed in a shaded area for a few weeks just before harvest. This gives matcha its deep green colour and rich flavour. After the leaves are picked they are steamed, dried and the veins and stems are removed. The leaves are then stone ground into matcha powder.

Genuine matcha powder can be very expensive to buy. It is primarily used for Japanese tea ceremonies and is much more complicated to prepare as you need a bamboo whisk to specially whisk it to a frothy consistency.

GREEN TEA on the GO!s green tea powder is slightly different to matcha. The green tea plant used for our product is grown in full sunlight. After the leaves are picked, they are steamed to prevent oxidization, then rolled, dried and ground into a fine powder. The stems and veins of the leaf are not removed like they are for matcha.

Our seleted green tea powder still has all the goodness of matcha powder but it comes in a form that you can easily prepare. All you need is hot water and your mug!

What is the difference betweeen green tea and black tea?

Green tea comes from the same plant as black tea, oolong tea and white tea, the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference between the teas lies in the processing method used.

For Japanese green tea, after the leaves are picked they are steamed to prevent oxidization, then they are rolled and dried.

The steaming of the leaves after harvest is characteristic of Japanese green tea and is the reason why the tea leaves maintain such a rich green colour and original flavour. The most important point about the steaming of the green tea leaves is that it prevents fermentation and preserves the naturally healthy antioxidants that makes green tea so great!

In comparison, black tea goes through an oxidization process after being picked, this turns the leaves black and can eliminate some of the antioxidant benefits from the tea leaves.

How can you tell if you are drinking good quality green tea?

Good quality green tea should be a vivid green colour and have a mild aroma with no bitter aftertaste. Poor quality green tea is often yellow or brownish in colour and has a bitter taste.

Why is green tea so healthy?

Green tea has been used for centuries in China and Japan as a natural way for people to stay healthy and as a protection against disease and ageing. The natural healing properties found in green tea that make it so unique are polyphenols and catechins, or super antioxidants! Antioxidants help protect cells in the body from free radicals which can cause disease and ageing.

Green Tea is high in vitamin C and contains vitamin A, B and E. It is also low in caffeine compared to black tea and coffee.

With all the hype about green tea and antioxidants there have been numerous studies made into the health benefits of green tea. These studies have suggested that green tea may help in the following areas:

√ Preventing heart disease
√ Preventing cancer
√ Lowering dangerous cholesterol ("LDL") and increasing good cholesterol ("HDL")
√ Weight loss
√ Preventing diabetes
√ Preventing dementia
√ Boosting the immune system
√ Improving digestion
√ Improving concentration
√ Reducing severity of acne
√ Reducing bad breath

Although the scientific findings into the health benefits of green tea have not yet proved conclusive, it is commonly agreed upon that green tea has a very positive impact on our overall health and with good overall health we feel better.

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