Tea Feature of the Month - Green Tea

At Sunnyside, we have curated 3 types of organic Green Tea sourced from Japan and China. 

Mao Jian: A perfect representation of Chinese Spring Greens, with a sweet yet vegetal taste.
Jasmine Chun Mee: Fresh and subtle jasmine blended with fragrant Chinese Chun Mee creates a perfect balance of floral and green tea notes.
Genmai Cha: Rice roasted to perfection blended with premium Japanese bancha. Boosts concentration and feels like velvet on the palate.

What is it?
Green Tea is said to be the healthiest beverage on the planet. Like Black, White and Oolong Tea, Green Tea also comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, however, unlike its sister types, Green Tea avoids the fermentation process and undergoes minimal oxidization. 

Where is it from?
Green Tea originated in China and is now grown throughout various parts of Asia including Japan where our Genmai Cha is from. 

How is it harvested and processed?
Green tea leaves are picked and immediately sent to be dried and/or steamed to prevent fermentation. As a result of these methods, maximum amounts of polyphenols (abundant micronutrients) and volatile organic compounds are retained, affecting aroma and taste.

Who drinks it?
Green Tea dates back thousands of years, and was originally used for medicinal purposes. Now it is enjoyed casually all over the world, while still maintaining all the great properties which make it so good for our bodies and minds!

Why drink it?
Green Tea is an antioxidant powerhouse. This tea plant has many active ingredients called polyphenols, which are antioxidants that have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. These polyphenols account for many of the health benefits including:

  • Reducing the severity of colds and flu symptons.
  • Reducing the risk of cancer
  • Slowing osteoporosis, also known as ‘bone thinning’
  • Lowering cholesterol to reduce the incidence of heart disease
  • Improving the condition of individuals suffering from Alzheimer's
  • When used topically, Green Tea can help with wrinkles and the signs of aging - particularly sun damage - because of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

When should I drink it?
Green tea is the perfect beverage in-between meals, especially just following breakfast.

Steeping Instructions:

  • 2 tsp per 12oz

  • 175f / 75c

  • 2 minutes

We recommend storing your tea in a light proof canister, in a cool place - our favorites are the mini canisters by Dahlhaus Ceramics. 

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