Green tea history started from China (Yunnan province) and nowadays lots of countries are also growing and processing it: Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Bangladesh etc.
Green tea is made from Camellia Sinensis plant, and can be produced by steaming or pan-frying.
Brewing color can be green, yellow or light brown with aroma ranging from grassy to vegetal, sweet, seaweed-like.
We can compare green tea to wine: from one plant can be created different aromas and tastes. For example, Matcha, black tea and oolong are also originated from green tea leaves.
Green tea is traditionally made from the top 2 tender leaves and unopened leaf buds.
The most premium teas are hand-picked. For black and mass-market teas use machine harvesting.
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