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Green Teas

Green tea is something that all tea drinkers and non-tea drinkers have heard about at one time or another. According to John Weisburger, PhD, senior researcher at the Institute for Cancer Prevention, the detoxifying effect of antioxidants found to occur naturally in green tea protects cells from free radicals, the damage that can lead to blood clot formation, atherosclerosis, and cancer. Great care is given to our premium full leaf green teas during harvest and through a multi-step process of steaming the leaves, pan frying or rolling, and then drying to prevent any further oxidation. The result is a very clean, authentic flavor, mildly astringent, sometimes sweet and always very enjoyable when steeped alone or blended with other premium herbs and fruit pieces. For a real treat, Revolution’s Organic Green Tea is blended with full leaf green teas from three different estates! We invite you to explore our full range of loose leaf green teas and taste the difference a premium blend and innovative tea bag can deliver to a steeped cup or glass of ice. Word to the wise, Dr. Weisburger recommends drinking six to 10 cups of green tea throughout the day, starting with breakfast.

GOOD HEALTH EDUCATION

All tea varieties are harvested and processed from the same plant – Camellia Sinensis. It’s the type of processing that determines the final tea classification of Black, Oolong, Green and White. Green tea leaves are not oxidized, instead they are withered and steamed. Varieties of green tea include Chun Mee, Dragonwell, Gunpowder, Hojicha, Idulgashinna, Matcha and Sencha. According to WebMD, Green tea is so good for you that it's even got some researchers raving.
"It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He's a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Of course, no one food will protect you from disease. Your health is wrapped up in your lifestyle and your genes, so even if you drink green tea all day long, you also need to take care of yourself in other ways, like not smoking, being active, and eating a healthy diet.
Green tea’s biggest benefit? "It's all about the catechin content," says Beth Reardon, RD, a Boston nutritionist. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not processed much before it's poured in your cup, so it's rich in catechins.