Green tea is a perennial evergreen shrub that reaches 10m in height. The plant has beautiful, long, dark-green leaves that have the shape of an oval. Leaves in their pulp are supporting sclerides. In the axils of the leaves there are fragrant flowers, collected in 2-4 pieces or as single flowers. The fruit of green tea is a capsule, slightly flattened, consisting of three leaves. Inside the fruit there are rounded seeds dark brown in color. The life cycle of this plant is from the end of summer to the last days of autumn. From October to December, the plant fructifies. Plantations of green tea can be found in China, India, Japan, South America, and Africa.

 

The composition of green tea is as follows:

Caffeine

Caffeine is the main alkaloid in green tea. It is a stimulant that gives an extra “boost” to your brain by providing an increased sense of alertness, and can help you remain awake as well. However, in ordinary tea you will find theine. The side effect of theine is lighter than that of caffeine, though it does provide energy and can improve mood.

Minerals

Minerals contained in green tea contribute to the proper functioning of all our organs. It can correct the imbalance of minerals in a person, strengthen the immune system, and promote the health of nails, hair, and teeth.

Catechins

Catechins are flavonoids and known to be excellent antioxidants. Their effect is ten times greater than the effect of vitamins. Drink a cup of green tea throughout the day, and your body will receive all the necessary amounts of polyphenols. A similar effect is found in catechins of other natural products, such as carrots, spinach, strawberries, and broccoli. Being an effective antioxidant, this product suppresses free radicals in the body, helping reduce the risk of cancer. Tea also increases natural immunity and destroys microbes, which is why it is recommended for dysentery.