The history of green tea begins as far back as 2737 BC in China. Hence, its technology and cultivation methods improved during the Ming Dynasty.
In Japan, the popularity of green tea began in Sung Dynasty from 960-1279 AD.
Cited from Itoen, some famous Chinese varieties of green tea are Dragon’s well (Lung Ching) which are grown in Zhejiang province, also the Pilo Chun or green snail spring grown in Jiangsu province.
The Sencha tea or pure steamed tea which is popular in Japan, Houjicha which are roasted green tea leaves & stems, and Matcha which are from shade-grown bushes processed & dried then ground onto stonewalls to fine powder.
The authoritynutririon specify green tea as the healthiest beverage on the planet, it has bioactive compounds such as polyphenols (flavonoids & catechin) serves as antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals that slows the process of aging.
Green tea also, has Epigallo Catechin Gallate (EGCG) another antioxidant that aids in various diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
The amino acid in green tea (L-theanine) is for brain function improvement, and its fat burning supplement can boost the metabolic rate.
When drinking regularly and substitute it to coffee, for those who experience a decline in their weight, regardless of taste, green tea is definitely a kind of health infusion since the ancient times.