Green Tea Lover | Facts and History

If you are reading this, probably you are a green tea lover!

Want to know all about your favorite cup? Green tea has its facts and history that you might not know until now. So, we’ve listed things that will reveal certain information that a green tea lover like you would love to know.

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Green tea was first discovered in China. 

A popular knowledge that it originated in Japan is not true. Though Japan is also one of the major producers of green tea, it mainly originated from China. It is said to have been discovered by a scholar 4,000 years ago. It happened when a leaf from a tea plant fell into a pot of water he was boiling – it tasted good and from then on, the tea process had spread.

Teas were for the privileged.

Long ago, somewhere between the 3rd and the 6th century, tea was only meant for the ones who can afford it. It was considered a luxury item way back.

A beverage for the soul…

Centuries ago, green tea is consumed for its effect on Buddhist meditation. It is said that drinking green tea helps a lot with concentration and ancient Zen practice.

Green tea comes from the same plant as oolong tea and black tea.

All comes from Camellia Sinensis. However, green tea has not undergone the same withering and oxidation process done with oolong and black teas.

There are several varieties of green tea.

Although they come from the same plant, teas vary on how they are processed and produced – growing conditions, horticulture, amount of sunlight and time of harvest.

Drinking green tea increases metabolism.

It has polyphenol that works to heighten the levels of fat oxidation as well as the rate at which the body transforms food into calories.

Moreover, green tea boosts the body’s immune system.

If you’re a green tea lover, you are more likely to have less susceptibility to common bacterial and viral infections.

For a youthful glowing skin, green tea is also recommended.

The body can absorb harmful free radicals that causes damage to the skin and makes aging faster. And the good thing is that green tea has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that can delay skin’s aging.

Green Tea at Core Coffee

We know that a green tea lover like you deserves quality. For a splendid green tea experience, we serve:

Jasmine Lemongrass
Fragrant jasmine green tea paired with tart, citrusy lemongrass with a hint of citrus essential oil that rounds out its bright, floral notes.

Kyushu Sencha
A mild Japanese Green Tea with very low astringency. With fresh, grassy, and buttery notes, Sencha is a great green for your daily tea ritual.

– Core Coffee
600 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, OR 97030

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