Why do we love green tea?

Green tea has weaved its way into British tea drinking culture, as well as onto the Nelson & Norfolk shelves! Today's blog will go through a few reasons why drinking green tea has become such a popular choice for the British public.


So sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy!


Caffeine (but not too much)


Green tea does contain caffeine, however it does not produce the same amount as coffee would, for example. This is fantastic as it means the effects of caffeine can help stimulate brain function without giving you the shakes after more than 2! 


Green tea also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which can work in-sync with the caffeine to improve brain function and energy levels.


That being said, there is always a limit to caffeine intake before it gets too much, so remember not to over-indulge!

 

Health Benefits

 

Another thing about green tea is that it comes with a lot of health benefits, which is why it is so widely used by people looking to move to a healthier lifestyle.

During the actual tea making process, the level of oxidation determines the blend that then gets sold. However with green tea, it is made with unoxidized leaves which makes it one of the least processed types of tea. Because of this, it contains the most antioxidants which benefits your body a lot more than other black teas would. 

 

The Taste!

 

Now for the main reason behind our love of green tea. THE TASTE! 


Green tea has a silky and delicate taste which makes it fantastic throughout the day as a beverage. The sweet yet earthy notes are very refreshing and for me personally, makes it perfect for a morning pick me up as well as a post-work relaxant.

Also, it is very easy to find flavoured green teas, which can enhance the flavour of the leaf as well as compliment it! 


Final Verdict


Overall, I think that green tea is a fantastic addition to your tea collection!


It provides you with a nice alternative to your usual tea choices, but comes with its own benefits! If you’d love to try some fantastic green tea, try our Green Tea or Gunpowder Green tea


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