Green Tea consumption had its origin in China more than 4000 years ago. It has been used as both a beverage and a method of traditional medicine in much of Asia to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar and digestion. Green tea is tea made solely with the leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis which have undergone minimal oxidation during processing.
Traditionally less popular than black tea in Europe, green tea has rapidly gained popularity over the last 10 years due to its high antioxidant properties and health benefit claims. Today, green teas are available in a variety of blends, from the delicate Jasmine tea rolled with flowers to refreshing varieties with mint.