Green tea lovers raise your hands! The many health benefits and most importantly its role in aiding weight loss has made green tea one of the most popular beverages of the millennium. While the beverage is relatively new and just about picking up in India, green tea has been consumed in Japan and China for centuries. Green tea is derived from Camellia Sinensis leaves and does not undergo any oxidation process, which makes it a relatively healthier alternative to the oxidized variants available in the market. It manages to retain maximum antioxidants and polyphenols that are responsible for boosting immunity and protecting us against cough and flu. Green tea has also been linked to promoting healthy heart by checking the LDL or bad cholesterol levels. Green tea consumption is also known to facilitate healthy hair and clear skin.
Here are some types of green tea you may want to try apart from your regular green tea.1.Mint Green Tea
Mint Green tea has all the essential refreshing flavor and aroma to brighten your day. The antioxidant rich concoction, has incredible restorative powers, which can help boost the dipping energy levels, uplift mood and improve digestion too.
2.Tulsi Green Tea
Tulsi or Holy basil, plays a significant part in the rich tradition of Indian Ayurvedic and herbal remedies. What are the results when this potent plant is infused with your favourite green tea you ask? A delightful concoction of health and flavor. The abundance of phytonutrients and antioxidants in Tulsi green tea helps protect the body from damaging free radicals. It has also been linked to cut down stress, strengthen immunity, boost stamina and aid better digestion and metabolism.
Tulsi Green Tea
3.Chamomile Green tea
Green tea flavoured with delicate chamomile flowers infused in hot water makes this tea one of the most favourite picks amongst green tea lovers. Chamomile tea has been known to help with stress relief. Its soothing effect with mildly sedative properties has also known to act as a good sleep inducer.
4.Jasmine Green tea
Jasmine green tea is flavoured with the essence of jasmine flower. Don’t be mistaken with its sweet fragrance and the delicate flavor of its white blossoms, for the tea packs many antioxidants which can effectively fight free radical activity. Studies have also pointed out its link in curing arthritis, regulating blood pressure and relieving stress.
Matcha is a powdered green tea and is grown primarily in the shade. The shade-grown tea leaves are meticulously stone-ground into a fine powder, this finely ground powder gives out a rich herbaceous flavor. Matcha tea is loaded with antioxidants, especially catechins. It also help boost concentration levels, memory induces calm and aids weight loss.
6.Himalayan green tea
Organic tea leaves picked from the foothills of the mighty Himalaya. Himalayan Green Tea helps tackle fatigue and also serves as an excellent detox. In addition to this it also aids digestion, weight loss and regulates blood pressure.
7. Honey lemon green tea
The ever so rejuvenating green tea infused with a soothing mix of honey and lemon flavours provides an energy kick like none other. Loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients, the concoction can be your companion in battling several health woes.
Honey lemon green tea
So go pick up your tea strainers, pots, cups and sip on some brewed perfection!