FAQ FAQ’s about tea

    Both green tea and black tea come from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis, however the processing that the leaves undergo to make the final tea is different. The leaves for black tea are fully oxidised while those for green teas are lightly steamed before being dried. 

    Black teas mostly come from plantations in Africa, India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia while green teas come from countries in the Far East such as China and Japan. 

    Flavonoid content of black and green teas: 

    Black and green teas both contain similar amount of flavonoids however they differ in their chemical structure. Green teas contain moreof the simple flavonoids called catechins, while the oxidisation that the leaves undergo to make black tea converts these simple flavonoids tothe more complex varieties called theaflavins and thearubigins. 

     

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