Green tea is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originated in China, but its production has spread to many countries in Asia.
Several varieties of green tea exist, which differ substantially due to growing conditions, horticulture, production processing, and time of harvest.
Gunpowder Green tea is a green Chinese Tea produced in Zhejiang Province China. Gunpowder tea production dates back to the Tang Dynasty 618–907 and was first introduced to Taiwan the 19th century. Gunpowder tea leaves are withered, steamed, rolled, and then dried. Individual leaves were formerly rolled by hand, but today most gunpowder tea is rolled…
Bancha is a traditional Japanese green tea, harvested between summer and autumn (second flush) from sencha teas. Bancha usually contains larger leaves and upper stems, which are discarded during the production of sencha. Compared to sencha, bancha is less aromatic and more astringent. However, bancha is much appreciated its more robust flavour and due to its…
Morroccan Mint tea is inspired by the teas drunk in Morocco North African countries have used mint in their cooking and drinks for many years. So when Europeans first brought tea to the regions (in exchange for prisoners), they naturally blended it with mint. The tea at the time would have been green and manufactured as a…