Green tea offers an enormous amount of health benefits which will be covered in another article. To me, the most attractive feature of green tea is the greenness colour I see in many photos online. However, don’t you hate it when you go into the super market and buy green tea bags, the picture looks beautiful and green, but when you make the tea, you discover it’s brown? Then you think to yourself, why is this even called green tea? It may as well be brown tea.
If you open up the teabag and look at the bits and pieces of tea leaves, you may find that they’re also brown or even black.
Tea leaves from green tea that’s actually green colour:
This is Premium Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea. You can see that the leaves are actually green, compared to the teabag leaves you buy at the supermarket.
Bottom Line: For tea to be green, the leaves must be green in the first place.
So, I doubt any tea bags you buy a the supermarket will get you green green tea. However, there are places you can buy premium green tea, which may cost more but I believe it’s worth it.
Different Types of Green Tea
Premium Huangshan Maofeng Green Tea
Chinese West Lake Dragon Longjing Tea Green Tea
Organic Premium Huang Shan Mao Feng Yellow Mountain Maofeng Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea Powder
Chinese Lushan Organic Premium Cloud Fog Mist Yunwu Yun Wu Green Tea
Japanese Sencha Green Tea
Japanese Shincha Green Tea
Online Stores where you can buy Premium Green Tea
Premium tea bags, see the difference? It’s green!
Brewing Green Tea Leaves
Believe it or not, you don’t just throw in the tea and pour boiling water. There’s actually special ways of brewing tea. The best method is using natural spring water (because if tap water tasted bad, the tea would naturally as well) in lower water temperature for less time than brewing normal tea.
Drinking tea is really almost like an art and needs to be appreciated. If you want to become healthy from all the rich antioxidants found in green tea as well as enjoy truly green coloured green tea, buy some premium tea leaves rather than tea bags from the supermarket. It will be worth it!