Flavor of the Month

Green Tea

With origins in China dating back to over 4,000 years ago, green tea stands as the world’s oldest plant-based drink. It may very well also be the most chemically complex. With over 600 identified aroma compounds, the actual flavor of your cup of green tea depends on where the tea leaves (Camellia sinensis) were grown, when they were harvested, and how those leaves were processed, among other factors. Different variants of green teas, such as longjing versus zhuchá versus sencha, will differ in aroma, flavor, and shade of green. However, several studies of this relaxing drink reveal some interesting findings. Have a looksee!

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Alice PhungAbout the author: Alice Phung once had her sights set on an English degree, but eventually switched over to chemistry and hasn’t looked back since.

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One thought on “Green Tea

  1. Thank you for such interesting and informative post about green tea! If the caffeine+catechin in green tea augments burning energy, is it safe to assume that green tea increases ones metabolism? And is it a hasty (probably faulty) conclusion to say greetea has a bit of weight loss factor than regular coffee?

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