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Brew This Tantalizing Green Tea Challenge

Priya Johnson Nov 11, 2020
Green tea is popularly known and consumed across the globe for its umpteen health benefits. Let's find out how much we truly know about this healthy beverage...
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The same plant Camellia sinensis gives us black, green, white, and Oolong tea.
Did You Know?
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During the bottling process a considerable amount of antioxidants get lost. Freshly brewed green tea must be consumed to avail maximum antioxidant benefits.
Did You Know?
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Fun Fact
The discovery of green tea happened as an accident. A piece of dead tea leaf was accidentally boiled along with water and served to the Chinese Emperor Shennong. The Emperor loved the flavor and green tea was born!
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Fun Fact
Sencha variety is the most popularly known and consumed green tea variety. Yingdehong on the other hand is a black tea variety.
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Good to Know
About 22% of the total tea production in the world corresponds to green tea. After China, Japan, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, and Russia follow suit.
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Good to Know
Green tea differs from black, white, and oolong tea in the fact that it is not fermented. The oxidation process is minimal because of the immediate steaming and roasting process.
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Good to Know
Higher quality green tea differs from the lower grade ones in its fluoride content. To avoid excessive fluoride, stick to higher quality green tea.
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Quick Fact
A type of natural phenol and antioxidant, catechins have the ability to suppress bacterial growth. This helps keep bad breath away and also helps promote oral health.
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Quick Fact
Green tea is added to pet litter boxes to get rid of pet odor. Moreover, the ability to suppress bacterial growth in litter boxes is also another reason.
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Quick Fact
Green tea must be avoided by people with caffeine sensitivities, on blood thinners, and also those consuming stimulant drugs.
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Quick Fact
It's recommended to steep higher quality green tea for only 30 seconds. It can be used 2-3 times. Lower grades need to be steeped with cooler water for a little longer.
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Quick Fact
Green tea consumption is advised for a number of believed health benefits. However, scientific research has not put forth any conclusive evidence backing the claims. Nevertheless, there's no harm in consuming it.
Well done! You steeped through to the end of the challenge! Let's find out how you've done...