Green Tea

Legend has it that green tea was discovered more than 5000 years ago. Chinese Emperor Shennong accidentally drank water that had a dead tea leaf boiled in it. Due to this origin being linked to the highest ranks of Chinese society, this newly discovered beverage was viewed as a luxury drink. This elevated perception meant it was not affordable for the majority of citizens. It was not until the fourteenth century that it became widely enjoyed throughout China, both for its taste, as well as its perceived medicinal values.

Green tea is prepared with the same camellia sinensis leaves that are used in black tea and oolong tea. The difference being that is has not undergone the same withering and oxidation process. Rather the tea leaves are steamed and then dried to protect the flavour. Because green tea is a less-processed drink in comparison to other teas, the leaves retain more of their natural antioxidants. The greater concentration of antioxidants ends up providing you with improved health benefits. Check out the many varieties of we offer. Whether you’re looking for flavoured or the various more natural teas that have been enjoyed for years.