Camellia sinensis -Green Tea-
€ 3,50 – € 20,00
- Straight from the Source
- Sustainable harvest
- Guaranteed fresh harvest
- Botanically accurate
Latin name: Camellia sinensis var. Gun Powder
Also know as: Green Tea var. Gunpowder
Camellia sinensis – Green Tea var. Gunpowder
There are various types of teas. Many popular teas are all derived from Camellia sinensis, a plant that eventually is used to form Green, Black, White, and Oolong teas. Overall, green tea is the ‘basic’ tea that is enzymatically inactive and non-oxidized. White tea and Oolong tea are partially oxidized, but Oolong is still enzymatically active. Black tea is fully oxidized and enzymatically active. Pu-erh tea is fermented and quite unique from the other teas.
Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants, and has been known to fight viruses and slow aging. Green tea aids in weight loss, reduces “bad” cholesterol, boosts the immune system, and is also associated with the prevention of cancer. Green tea is widely used as a natural preservative in food and cosmetics. Green tea helps overweight people shed excess fat without side effects. It may help modulate calorie and fat burning through the sympathetic nervous system, the adrenal glands and specific nerve chemicals. Green tea shows fat-burning properties beyond those explained by its caffeine content.
Gunpowder green tea is a form of green tea in which each leaf has been rolled into a small round pellet. Its English name comes from its resemblance to grains of gunpowder. Gunpowder green tea tastes bold and lightly smoky, also lending to its name. Gunpowder tea leaves stay fresh longer than any other green tea leaves due to its compressed form. Gunpowder green is higher in caffeine than most other green teas (35-40 mg/8 oz serving) and is commonly used by athletes to improve endurance over periods of 3-6 hours.
Benefits of Green Tea:
- Natural source of EGCG Polyphenols
- Uplifting, Increases Mental Focus
- Powerful Antioxidant, Anti-Aging
- Increases Endurance
- Increases Metabolism
- Assists in Weight Loss
- Reduces Cholesterol
- Calorie-free, Fat-free, Gluten-free