Kenya Green Tea is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant, just like black tea, but what sets it apart is its minimal oxidation process and unique processing techniques. It is a popular and widely consumed beverage known for its unique taste and a myriad of health benefits.
Key Features include;
- Minimal Oxidation: Green tea undergoes minimal oxidation compared to black tea.
- Flavor Profile: Common flavor notes include grassy, vegetal, nutty, sweet, and sometimes a hint of astringency.
- Health Benefits: Green tea is known for its health promoting properties. It is rich in antioxidants and benefits include improved heart health, weight management, and reduced risk of chronic diseases.
- Caffeine Content: Green tea typically contains less caffeine than black tea but more than herbal teas. The caffeine content can vary based on factors such as tea steeping time and water temperature.
- Preparation: The brewing process typically involves steeping the tea leaves in hot water for a short period, usually around 1-3 minutes.