Genmaicha is a Japanese green tea mixed with brown rice kernels and noted for its pleasant roasted flavor. Genmaicha can be made with various kinds of green tea. Research suggests that drinking genmaicha regularly offers many health benefits and helps prevent disease, due to the beneficial polyphenols in the tea.
Gyokuro (Japanese: 玉 露, "jade dew") is a type of shaded green tea from Japan. It differs from the standard sencha (a classic unshaded green tea) in being grown under the shade rather than the full sun. Gyokuro is shaded longer than kabuse tea (lit., "covered tea").
The Sencha green tea, originated in Kyoto, Japan, offers a more refined taste when compared with other types of green tea, this in part thanks to the use of very small leaves. This tea is also one of the few were their tea color is actually green and not yellow.
Tencha (literally translates as ground tea, 碾茶) is a type of Japanese green tea that is mostly used to make matcha. It’s a high quality green tea, since the cultivation process is the same as for gyokuro. Tencha’s main characteristic is that it comes in small, dark green flakes.
Green tea comes with a host of health benefits and is a smarter sipping choice than soda or other sugary beverages. Twinings sells a number of green tea varieties including gunpowder, jasmine and fruit-flavored options. Some of its teas are organic and fair-trade, and the company also offers a decaffeinated green tea. Like all green, black and white teas, Twinings green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.
Recently, I happened to visit my friends store at Crawford Market in Mumbai and I was astounded to see a variety of imported “healthy” products. I picked up a packet of Typhoo green tea out of sheer curiosity. Its white & lemon green packaging attracted me, though at that point in time I had no […]