Video: 9 Green Teas To Try

Green tea is one of Dr. Weil’s favorite drinks, and for good reason: it is not only delicious, but is healthy as well. Made from the unoxidized leaf of the Camellia sinensis plant, green tea is rich in the polyphenol EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate). This antioxidant most likely helps to protect the cardiovascular and neurological systems, as reported in a variety of studies.

While green tea may be high on Dr. Weil’s list of favorite teas, it may take some people a while to warm up to the unique taste that green tea provides. The good news is there are a variety to choose from each with a different taste and aroma. There are thousands of varieties of green tea – we put together nine green teas that are easy to find in natural foods stores and supermarkets. Give them a try and see what you like best learn more in the new video Presents: 9 Green Teas To Try.

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Green tea provides EGCG, a polyphenol than may help to fight inflammation, lower cholesterol, prevent cancer and boost the immune system. Learn more about the different types of green tea, including Dr. Weil’s favorite at the end of this list! Sencha. Refers to a broad category of loose-leaf green tea meant to be infused. Gyokuro. This tea’s name means “jade dew,” and refers to the deep green color of its leaves. It is intensely rich in flavor and low in astringency. Kabusecha: Its flavor lies between sencha and gyokuro, offering a mild sweetness and depth of character. Bancha This tea is mellow, low in caffeine yet high in antioxidants, making it an ideal daily tea. Genmaicha. A mix of roasted rice and either sencha or bancha tea, creating a smooth and nutty taste. Hojicha. This tea is created when finished tea leaves or stems are roasted for a few minutes, turning them a dark brown. The result is a smooth tea with no astringency. Kukicha. This tea is made mainly of stems, or kuki. Its flavor is vibrant but mild in astringency. Konacha. Made from from fine, powdery tea leaves, it brews a vibrant green and yields a clean, brisk taste, great for cleansing the palate. Matcha. Matcha bursts with a bold, rich herbaceous flavor in the mouth. This is Dr. Weil’s favorite type of green tea! Thanks for watching!

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