Everything You Need to Know About Green Tea
Whether you’re a big fan of green tea or you’ve never tried it before, there are always going to be things that you don’t know about this popular drink. While this isn’t meant to be an extensive guide, it will give you a quick overview of green tea and the most important features and facts about it. Not only will you be able to impress your friends with some interesting and quirky things to say about the drink, but also you’ll understand better about what you’re drinking and the benefits that it can have on your body.
The history of green tea
It is thought that green tea was discovered around 2700 BC, which was way before any of us were born! Unlike many drinks, this is a natural beverage which has been drinking by people for years and years, and many people have been able to enjoy the benefits of it. It was first discovered in China, and the details of the drink were included in the famous Book of Tea, which spoke about different tea types and the benefits of green tea in particular on the body’s internal organs. Over the years, there have been many different types of green tea produced, including Japanese green tea powder, flavored green tea, and loose green tea.
What are the benefits of green tea?
There are many benefits of green tea, not only on the body but also on the mind. Apart from boosting your brain power and helping to improve your memory, green tea has also been known to help prevent cancer, arthritis and bone disease, among other things. It helps the clarity of your skin to improve and people who drink 2-3 cups of green tea each day generally feel better and healthy than their non-green tea-drinking counterparts.
Are there any bad things about green tea?
We hear about green tea a lot, not only in regular conversation with people at work at home but also when reading the press and media and looking on the internet for health advice and tips. Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing bad about green tea, and certainly nothing bad that people like to make a big deal about. However, drinking too much green tea can be a problem for people, although you won’t start to notice the bad effects until you’re drinking upwards of three and four cups per day. Drinking too much green tea could leave you dehydrated and feeling very lethargic, to the point where you feel chronically ill. In order to avoid any problems occurring, always drink water and other hydrating drinks, and limit yourself to two cups of green tea per day.
How can you consume green tea?
The easiest way to make sure you get green tea in your diet is by drinking it. Although you can get other green tea-related products such as biscuits which have green tea flavoring, the best way to consume it is by making loose leaf green tea with boiling water and then letting it cool down.