Green Tea

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What is green tea?

 

Green tea originated in China centuries ago, but its popularity has since spread worldwide. It is made from Camellia Sinensis buds and leaves that haven’t been through the oxidisation and withering process necessary for making oolong and black tea. Skipping this extra processing makes it higher in protective polyphenols like EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate).

 

What are the benefits of drinking green tea?

 

Is green tea good for you? We think so! Read about some of the benefits of different types of green tea below.

Green tea contains caffeine: Caffeine is a natural stimulant and green tea may just contain the perfect amount for you!

 

What different types of green tea can you get at Holland & Barrett?

 

Matcha green tea: Matcha green tea is made from green tea leaves that have been grown in the shade – giving them a more vibrant green colour and a higher chlorophyll content. The whole leaves are ground down into a powder and then mixed with boiling water and whisked before being served. Matcha green tea is sweet and light and works well in desserts as well as making delicious drinks!

 

Iced green tea: Like your drinks cold? Give Iced Matcha Tea a go. It contains all the benefits of green tea, zero sugar, zero preservatives and tastes lovely! You can also try Iced Matcha Citrus Tea.

 

Fruity green tea: Savour all the green tea goodness with a fruity boost!