Green Tea (Gunpowder)
- BrandGreen Tea
- Type of teaGreen tea
We purchase our premium organic teas in small batches and you can be assured of the freshness and quality. It is sold whole in their distinctive pellet form. Read more about organic Green Tea.
- Antioxidant support
- Certified Organic Green tea leaf
- Herb Identity Guaranteed
- 100% Vegetarian
- Pure: No fillers, or other chemicals have been added
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This leaf is suitable for the following preparations:
Background and Use
Green tea has been consumed throughout the ages in Asia. Green tea is produced by gently heating the freshly cut leaf, thus not allowing oxidation of the enzymes within the leaf to take place. The chemical composition of Green tea varies with climate, season, horticultural practices, and the age of the leaf (position of leaf on the harvest shoot). The major polyphenols include catechins, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and proenthocyanidins). EGCG accounts for 40% of the total polyphenol mixture, while catechins constitute about 30% of the dry weight of Green Tea as opposed to 9% of the dry weight of Black tea. Both EGCG and catechins have been implicated as the most significant antioxidants.