Green Tea

Dark green leaves, light green liquor, delicious green tea!  After being plucked from the Camellia Sinensis plant, green tea is lightly dried and minimally fired to prevent oxidation and to retain its natural green color.  The leaves are then rolled either by hand or machine into their recognizable shapes. 

Green teas can vary in flavor and character depending on the terroir, cultivar and method of processing.  The diversity of green tea means that flavors can range from bright and grassy to soft and buttery, but there is always a hint of fresh vegetables.  The liquor can range from delicate to heavy bodied.  Steaming the leaves tends to impact more marine flavors, while wok firing leaves a dryer, smokier profile. 

Green Tea is high in polyphenols (an antioxidant), and purportedly has many health benefits, including shown to increase the white blood cell count and reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, reducing risk of cancer and a variety of infections and diseases.  

Green teas contain mild to moderate amounts of caffeine.

CTC and More's tea comes directly from the growers to bring you the freshest and most natural tea possible.  Our Green Teas selection is worth trying.  Healthy sipping!