Green Tea, known as Lu Cha is dried and cured almost immediately after its plucked to prevent any enzyme activity from taking place within the leaf. This process allows the natural integrity of the green leaf to remain green preserving the most natural health promoting elements for the consumer.
It is debatable as to when tea, and in particular green tea, was discovered but what we do know is that it was a long time ago. The most defining and accurate documentation places the word ‘tea’ in a Chinese dictionary dating back to 350 A.D.
Green Tea is by far the most consumed category of tea in China and there are compelling reasons for this. It has the longest history, the brewing methods are quite flexible, there are many more varieties due to more growing areas, the taste is mellow for all day consumption and the health benefits tick many more boxes than the other categories.