Steps in Tea Processing:
- Withering/ Wilting - Removing Moisture & Mild Oxidation
- Disruption - Kneading, Rolling, Tearing, and Crushing of leaves.
- Oxidation / Fermentation:
- Fixation: Heating of tea leaves.
- Rolling / Shaping
- Aging / Curing
Patients with following disease should drink green tea:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- High cholesterol levels
- Cariovascular disease - Heart patients
- impaired immune function
Health Benefits of Green Tea:
- Helps you lose weight
- Boosts exercise endurance
- Reduces the risk of heart attack
- Fights against various cancers
- Hydration benefits: Contrary to common belief that tea dehydrates,green tea provides hydration benefits similar to water.
- Protection from harmful ultraviolet rays
- Controls Diabetes
- Good for Brian & Memory
- Anti- Ageing benefits
- Boosts your immunity
- Green tea can help lower blood pressure
- Green tea can prevent bad breath - Antibacterial properties
Caffine in Green tea: Green Tea (in Japan) has 30mg caffeine per 200ml cup.
Heat four cups water in a pan till it almost reaches the boiling point but does not boil. Place the tea leaves in a tea strainer and place the strainer over a tea pot.
Pour a little hot water and when it strains through discard it. This washes the tea leaves. Now pour the rest of the hot water and let it steep for one minute. Pour into individual cups and serve hot.
IMPORTANT: The tea should not remain in the water for too long otherwise the tea will taste bitter. The ratio of tea leaves to water is two grams per hundred millilitres of water.