Green tea is widely demanded moreover for health purposes. Made from the dried leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant, these tiny little leafy shrub is responsible for the production of other teas such as black, pu-erh, oolong as well as the white teas’ .
The leaves of these plants are hand picked, hand sorted, dried and then processed through various methods to create the various flavors of tea. Green tea is manufactured by heat assisted drying in sun or stove without the withering and oxidation process that leads to darker teas. That is why the natural green color retains.
Evidences state that green tea is better than coffee. But Why? Why is green tea better than coffee?
Firstly because green tea contains varied biochemical compounds which has a widely positive effects on our body. And the L Theanine which the green tea contains is an amino acid that helps in the transmission and unaltering of neurotransmitters in the brain.
L Theanine is used extensively as an addition for its non yawning, relaxing effects; in the other context when mixed with caffeine, the two compounds forms a unique taste.
The L-theanine helps the caffeine in unbreaking the receptors in the brain, thereby securing the potency and duration of caffeine. The L Theanine are also responsible for reducing down crash and nervous jitters often linked with caffeine intake. Thats why, the green tea are more acceptable than coffee.
Another important feature of green tea is the presence of unusually high levels of polyphenol Epigallocatechin Gallate(EGCG). A powerful antioxidant, EGCG is 100 times more useful for eliminating free radicals than vitamin c . Free radicals, extremely unbalanced molecular structures which has many unfavourable effects on body and brain. These free radicals, unbalanced molecular structures are mainly responsible for the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and breakdown of DNA and RNA.
Also EGCG reduces inflammation, weight , lowers blood pressure, clears plaques in blood vessels.
Therefore, Green tea has such positive benefits that it proves to be an excellent alternative for coffee.