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Living a healthy lifestyle with green tea, and many other types of tea for that matter, is a great way to approach health and nutrition in general. Green tea isn’t one form of tea. It is many forms of tea under one umbrella.
Green Tea Types
Let’s focus on four different types of green tea. Green tea is commonly found available in tea bags, but loose leaf green tea is becoming more and more popular around the world, and it’s the preferred method for most tea aficionados to consume this delightful beverage.
Matcha Green Tea
Matcha is a Japanese tea, par excellence of green teas. Methodically produced, Matcha’s finest, bright green powder form is stringently dignified by using the whole leaf. It’s bold, rich flavor exudes the essence of its healing properties. The Japanese prefer to add boiling hot water to the tea while rapidly stirring with a bamboo whisk. The quality of matcha teas will vary, ceremonial grade matcha green tea is the highest quality, while cooking-grade is lower quality and tastes more bitter.
Gyokuro Green Tea
The beautiful meaning of “jade dew” is a harmoniously definitive reflection of the deep, green leaves of Gyokura tea. Like Matcha, its leaves are conscientiously shade-grown to produce the deepest and richest tasting tea leaves. This labor-intensive care makes Gyokuro tea the top-of-the-line, highest priced Japanese teas.
Genmaicha Green Tea
Genmaicha tea is a very popular Japanese green tea selection. Made from a combination of roasted rice and other tea leaf selections create a warm, toasted flavor offering a smooth taste for the palate. This tea was originally created by using rice when quality tea leaves were scarce in older days.
Konacha Green Tea
Konacha tea is perhaps one of the most popular teas to be served with sushi. It’s beautifully bright green, clean and deliciously peppy flavor offers a lovely cleansing effect on the palate, and a satisfying meal-enhancing experience.
As you can see, there are many types of green teas to enjoy. All green teas have abundant health benefits to complement their unique flavors, colors and aromas . If one tea doesn’t suit your fancy, don’t give up. Move to another type and discover new worlds, one at a time, with each tea you taste.
Other Green Tea Products
We did a feature on the Green Tea Kit-Kat bars a while ago, there are countless green tea skin care products and cosmetics, people use green tea for cooking, people use green tea for just about anything you can imagine.