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Green Tea Guide for Newbies: 5 Different Varieties of Green Tea You Should Try

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Planning on incorporating green tea into your wellness journey but don't know where to start? Don't worry; whether you're just beginning your green tea journey or want to gain more knowledge in the area, our tea experts are here to help. But first, a fun fact.

Fun Fact: According to a legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong, who mistakenly drank warm water with dried tea leaves boiled in it. He instantly fell in love with the aroma and flavor of the magical drink we now call green tea. While green tea might have had its origins thousands of years ago in China, luckily, you don't have to be an emperor or royalty to enjoy this healthy, delicious, hot beverage.

Many people turn to green tea for an instant energy boost because it's much healthier than hot coffee and but can provide a similar energy boost. Whether it's the irresistible flavor or the health benefits—this is an essential for anyone who wants to enhance their wellness journey.

Brewing a delicious cuppa can sometimes be daunting when you don't know which green tea is most suitable for you. Here are some delicious green teas you should definitely try!

Jasmine Green Tea

The Chinese liked to scent their teas rather than flavor them, and jasmine flowers are their favorite when it comes to brewing green tea with intense, aromatic notes that taste incredible. Jasmine green tea has a faint flowery scent and aroma due to the jasmine flowers and leaves but has a pure light liquor.

Bancha

This green tea is made from mature, older leaves and has low caffeine content. The flavor is a lot less grassy than Sencha and is available in several styles, from a fresher Yanagi Bancha to roasted Kyobancha.

Gunpowder

The gunpowder green tea is undoubtedly one of the most popular Chinese teas across the globe. Its leaves are shaped into smaller pellets and close to an extremely dark green color, resembling gunpowder. It has a slightly pungent flavor, which is why it's more popularly used for brewing milky green teas or those with fruity and fresh ingredients.

 Matcha green tea

Sencha

Sencha can be Chinese or Japanese; the widely popular one in Japan usually has a deeper green color and a rather refreshing but intense flavor with a grassy note. On the other hand, Chinese Sencha has a less fresh and lighter flavor. It's perfect for brewing cold iced teas or as a base for several blends because its nonintrusive flavor can handle any spice, fruit, or flower.

Matcha

Many people believe that powdered green tea is known as Matcha. While this may be partially true, you can't powder, for example, a Sencha into a Matcha. The bushes that produce Matcha are shaded before being picked to obtain that fifth taste—umami. If you're looking to experience umami on your palette soon after you've begun your journey of drinking loose leaf tea, we recommend trying organic Matcha Green Tea by Celebration Herbals.

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