Green Tea Types
There are many kinds of green tea available. In terms of quality, loose-leaf tea, there are three main origins to consider when selecting a green tea: China, Japan and Korea.
If you're interested in starting to drink green tea (or trying to find green teas you actually enjoy), I recommend checking out my guide to the best green tea types for beginners.
You can also learn more about Japanese green teas, including Matcha green tea and Gyokuro green tea with this illustrated guide to Japanese green teas.
Overall, green teas' flavor profiles tend to be vegetal and bittersweet. If you prefer other types of flavors, consider buying scented, blended or flavored green teas, such as jasmine green tea and Moroccan mint green tea. You can learn more about Moroccan mint tea with this article from About.com Moroccan Food on the Moroccan mint green tea ceremony.
Green Tea Recipes
How Do I Make Green Tea? in this green tea article. Beyond basic brewing, here are some green tea recipes you can try at home:
- Top 10 Green Tea Recipes
- Matcha Green Tea Recipes (including the ever-popular Summer Green Tea Latte Recipe)
- Iced Green Tea Recipes
Green tea is famed for its many health benefits. These articles from various About.com guides outline some of the many health benefits of green tea:
- Green tea's health benefits
- Green tea's hidden health benefits
- Health benefits of green tea vs. black tea
- Green tea as a superfood
- Green tea for detoxing
- Green tea and breast cancer
- Green tea and H.I.V.
- How green tea benefits people with arthritis
- Green tea for weight loss
- Green tea's benefits to cardiovascular health
- How green tea promotes longevity
- Green tea and holistic healing
Some people prefer to buy organic green tea for health and sustainability reasons.
Green Tea & Caffeine
Many people erroneously think that green tea contains no caffeine, but green tea actually contains varying caffeine levels. For more information, see How Much Caffeine is in Green Tea? and how green tea decaffeination impacts its health benefits.