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Green Tea : A healthful brew for you and the planet

By RADIN Ludovic, CEO Irasshai Japanese Goods

Green tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, known for its refreshing taste and numerous health benefits. However, there is much more to green tea than just its taste and health benefits. In this blog article, we will explore the environmental impact of green tea, its health benefits, and its role in ecology.

Environmental impact of Green tea

Green tea is a healthful and environmentally friendly beverage that offers numerous health benefits. With its rich antioxidant content and potential to improve brain function and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, green tea is a great choice for anyone looking to improve their health while also supporting sustainable practices. Learn more about the benefits of green tea for both you and the planet in this informative article.

Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camelia sinensis plant. The production of green tea involves several stages, including cultivation, harvesting, processing and packaging.

  • Cultivation: Green tea is an important part of Japanese culture and is widely cultivated in different regions of the country. In Japan, green tea is grown in areas with suitable climate and soil conditions, such as Shizuoka, Kagoshima, Kyoto and Uji. The cultivation of green tea in Japan begins with the planting of tea seedings in fields that have been carefully prepared with nutrient-rich soil. The tea bushes are kept in a compact shape for ease of harvesting, and they are pruned regularly to promote growth and yield.
  • Harvesting: Green tea is typically harvested by hand, which can be labor-intensive and require a significant amount of time. The first harvest of green tea, known as the "first flush", takes place in late avril to early May, depending on the region an climate. The first flush is highly prized for its tender leaves and delicate flavor. The second flush is harvested in late May to June, and th third flush is harvested in July to August.
  • Processing: The processing of green tea involves steaming or pan-frying the leaves to stop oxidation, rolling the leaves to shape them, and drying them. This is a crucial step in the production of green tea, as it helps preserve the natural color, aroma, and flavor of the tea leaves. The steaming time varies depending on the type of tea being produced. Once the tea leaves have been steamed, they are dried using various methods, such as hot air drying or roasting over charcoal. This process helps to remove any remaining moisture from the leaves and further develops the flavor  and aroma of the tea.

 

Health Benefits of Green tea.

Green tea is known for its many health benefits. Ii is rich in antioxidants, which can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer. Additionally, green tea contains caffeine, which can help improve cognitive function and alertness.

In addition to its antioxidant and caffeine content, green tea contains a compound called L-thenanine. L-theanine has been shown to have a calming effect and can help reduce stress and anxiety.

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Ecological role of Green Tea

Green tea plays an important role in ecology. The camellia sinensis is an important source of food and shelter for many species of wildlife, including insects, birds and small mammals. Additionally, the cultivation of green tea can help promote sustainable agriculture practices, such as crop rotation and the use of organic fertilizers.

 

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Recommended website to learn more about the benefits of green tea and ec0-friendly environment products on the natural products exhibition coming soon.

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