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Green Tea

green tea

 

Tea leaves used for green tea are heated shortly after being picked to stop them from oxidizing. Green teas from China are typically allowed to wither briefly before being heated to stop the oxidation of the tea leaves. Green teas from Japan are typically heated with steam right after picking without withering. This stops the oxidation process more quickly than most green teas from China. This steaming gives Japanese green teas a more vegetative taste.
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