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Updated December 19th, 2023 at 11:11 IST

Blissful brew: Explore these green tea flavours and attain a new level of zen

From matcha to sencha, these green tea flavours will help you attain a new level of zen.

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Green tea is a type of tea which is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. What sets it apart is its health benefits and variety. Green tea is produced by plucking young tea leaves and quickly heating them to prevent oxidation. With this, you can preserve the natural green color of the leaves and retain their natural aroma. 

The discovery of Green tea is just as fascinating as its variety. Emperor Shen Nung discovered this tea 5,000 years ago in 2737 BC in ancient China.

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The flavor of green tea can vary depending on its type and origin. The taste also differs accordingly. While some green teas have a grassy taste, others are floral and slightly sweet. 

Here are a few different flavours of green tea.

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Tulsi green tea 

This flavour is a blend of green tea leaves and holy basil, Tulsi. It is known for its various medical properties. Packed with antioxidants and adaptogens, Tulsi green tea provides a very calming experience to those who are stressed. Try sipping it during working hours and you will feel the soothing effect. It also has some immunity-boosting properties and helps in digestion.

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Chamomile green tea 

Chamomile green tea is a fusion of green tea and chamomile flowers. It is the perfect blend of grassy taste infused with floral delights. 

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Sencha tea 

Sencha tea came into being when a Chinese monk first introduced the art of rolling to the Japanese. Nagatani Soen, was a tea merchant in Uji, Kyoto, and he developed the technique further. He used the method of steaming and drying green tea leaves before rolling them.  This is how Sencha came into being and now this is one of the most luxurious teas you will find. 

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Matcha 

This green coloured beverage is a creation of monks and aristocrats. It is made by whisking green Matcha tea powder with water. Now, various new matcha recipes have come into being where you can infuse it with honey and much more. 

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Published December 19th, 2023 at 10:12 IST

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