Learn about Green Tea Leaves
What are Green Tea Leaves?
Green Tea leaves come from the green tea plant. The scientific name for the green tea plant is the "Camilia Senensis". Green tea leaves are known across the world for their powerful health benefits and a wide variety of delicious drinks.
Where did green tea leaves originate?
Green tea leaves first turned up in the history books in China in 2737 B.C - wow, that's old. Throughout the course of history green tea leaves have spread to many different parts of Asia.
Where are the best green tea leaves made nowadays?
Nowadays, some of the best tea producing regions in the world are outside of China. One such region, the Uji region of Japan has become particularly famous for their green tea fields and production. Green tea farming in the Uji region began in the 9th century A.D. and has been perfected ever since. Today, many regions of Japan are known for producing exceptional green tea leaves. This makes Japan the best green tea producing country in the entire world.
Why should you drink Green Tea Leaves?
Well, obviously I'm a little biased, but let's be real. Green tea is extremely good for your body. It helps in so many ways, you can read more about them on our green tea health benefits page. For starters, it's the healthiest way to get a boost of energy. It's also got an amazing amino-acid called L-theanine that literally changes your brain waves from a Beta state (active) to the Alpha state (calm and focused). There are so many more benefits listed on our Health benefits page, so go and check it out!
A Brief Interlude on Quality....
I need everyone to get this through your heads: not all green tea is created equal. For those of you still drinking 0.50c bags of Lipton green tea, consider yourself warned. This is now the future. Instead of 2mg of caffeine, some sugar, and whatever other chemicals they put in that bag, you can now drink matcha., aka the Gucci of green teas.
With matcha, you get between 5-10x more benefits that traditional steeped green teas. But hey, I don't think you'd be ready our blog if you didn't know that already!
What do green tea leaves look like?
They look like most leaves! With veins and stems and a nice green color. One important thing about the color - younger, fresher leaves are brighter than older leaves. Therefore, when you drink a bright green matcha, you know you're drinking the best leaves, and vice versa!
Overall, green tea is a really good thing to add to your life. It will make you more productive, healthier, and most likely, happier. If you haven't given it a try, I'd highly recommend you do so, whether it's Tenzo or not. Although, I hope you'll give us shot too. As a little bonus, we have a secret group called the Tenzo Tribe that unites everyone who believes in our mission to share healthy energy with the world.