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Health Benefits of Green Tea (and Why Loose Leaf Tea is Best)

Health Benefits of Green Tea (and Why Loose Leaf Tea is Best) A large and growing body of research shows that drinking green tea can offer extraordinary health benefits. Like black tea, green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. However, unlike its black counterpart, green tea is not fermented during…
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Tea Processing Chart

Tea Processing Chart Tea processing is the most important quantifier when determining or producing a tea type. Green tea, yellow tea, white tea, oolong tea, black tea and post-fermented teas all begin as fresh camellia sinensis leaves and go through different processing steps. While there are an infinite number of variations that result in an…
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Drying in Tea Processing

Drying in Tea Processing In order for processed tea leaves to be shelf-stable, they must be dried. There are two reasons for drying tea though, to dry the leaf, making it shelf stable, and to enhance the flavor. At times, these can be two distinct steps in processing and at other times, it can be…
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What is Oxidation in Tea Production?

What is Oxidation in Tea Production? Oxidation refers to a series of chemical reactions that result in the browning of tea leaves and the production of flavor and aroma compounds in finished teas. Depending on the type of tea being made, oxidation is prevented altogether, or deliberately initiated, controlled then stopped. Much of the oxidation…
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