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Green tea comes from an evergreen plant that is grown in many tropical areas of the world. There are different flavors due to where they are grown, the soils type, and the processing methods used. The higher, cooler regions tend to produce the most flavorsome as it's allowed to grow more slowly in cooler air.
Studies have shown that the polyphenols present in green tea can have a positive health effect on both humans and animals.
Green tea has also been a big help if you're looking to lose weight due to the catechins which help to burn visceral (around your organs) and subcutaneous (just below the skin) fat.
There are many other health benefits to green tea such as fighting free radicals in the body, lowering blood glucose levels, improve digestive problems.
Brewing: Use 1 tea bag or 1 rounded teaspoon of leaves for 1 cup of tea. Boil the water to the point where it has begun to boil, but not yet started to simmer (around 160 degrees Fahrenheit). If the water is too hot, your tea may be bitter. If you prefer less bitter, a cooler temperature with a longer steeping period is the way to go. Pour the water over the tea bag or leaves and let steep for about 3 minutes. The longer you leave the tea in the water, the stronger the taste will be.