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Green Tea

Green teas are unoxidized teas. Their preparation therefore aims to prevent any start of oxidation. The leaves undergo three operations: roasting, rolling and drying. They are suppose to procure many benefits (antioxidants, thirst quenchers, toners).

A tea with vegetable scents

Green tea is an unfermented tea that still undergoes a transformation: the leaves are exposed to high temperatures to destroy the enzymes that can initiate fermentation. This tea is mainly produced and consumed in China and Japan, and is known for its antioxidant properties and vitamin C. Very refreshing, it is the perfect drink with a herbal flavour. Some examples of the most famous green teas: Gunpowder, Yunnan, Sencha ...

Black tea or green tea?

If their names are different, green and black teas come from the same tea plant: only their preparation is different. By changing the drying method, the nutritional benefits are changed. This is also the case for white teas.

Green tea is simply dried, its green colour is thus preserved. It contains more polyphenols than black tea due to the difference in processing. Choose from our selection of tea.

How to taste green tea?

Plain or flavoured, green tea can be enjoyed throughout the day, up to 4 hours before bedtime. Green tea is perfect for afternoon tea time with cookies and shortbreads or after meals to aid digestion.

Among the most popular flavoured green teas is the iconic North African mint tea, symbolizing joy, sharing and hospitality. Make it yourself very easily by following the recipe available on the blog.

Green tea can also be enjoyed hot all year round or iced to quench your thirst in hot summer months. Discover iced tea recipes to make from loose green tea.

If you opt for hot tea, follow the preparation tips. The water should never boil but should have a temperature of 90° maximum. For heating water, only the saucepan and kettle are recommended. Allow 3 to 5 minutes for the green tea to brew.

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