Green tea is an excellent source of polyphenol antioxidants including catechin which offers potential health benefits like improving brain function, reducing the risk of heart disease and even fighting against certain cancers. The catechin is also good for oral health by inhibiting bacterial growth. Usually, green tea is consumed without sugar or milk, and a wide variety of flavoured green tea is available in the market. If we over-brewed the tea or abandon the tea leaves too long in the cup, it makes the tea extremely bitter.
Chinese green tea is the earliest and most famous type of tea tracing all the way back to 2737 BC. It is widely believed that tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong during his reign. In one of his trips, he accidentally drank water with tea leaves, which led to the birth of this amazing aromatic beverage. Apart from being used as a “tea”, green tea is now often embraced as an ingredient in many skin care products due to its anti-inflammatory properties beneficial to healthy skin.