Green tea

Green tea
Green tea 3 appearances.jpg
The appearance of green tea in three different stages (from left to right): the infused leaves, the dry leaves, and the liquid.
TypeTea
Country of originChina
Region of originEast Asia
IngredientsTea leaves
Green tea
Traditional Chinese綠茶
Simplified Chinese绿茶

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.[1] Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia.

Several varieties of green tea exist, which differ substantially based on the variety of C. sinensis used, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest. Although there has been considerable research on the possible health effects of consuming green tea regularly, there is little evidence that drinking green tea has any effects on health.[2]

History

The tea fields in the foothills of Gorreana, Azores Islands, Portugal: the only European region other than Georgia to support green tea production.

Tea consumption has its legendary origins in China during the reign of Emperor Shennong.[3]

A book written by Lu Yu in 600-900 AD (Tang Dynasty), "Tea Classic" (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: chájīng), is considered important in green tea history. The Kissa Yojoki (喫茶養生記 Book of Tea), written by Zen priest Eisai in 1211, describes how drinking green tea may affect five vital organs, the shapes of tea plants, flowers and leaves, and how to grow and process tea leaves.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Groen tee
العربية: شاي أخضر
asturianu: Té verde
azərbaycanca: Yaşıl çay
Bân-lâm-gú: Le̍k-tê
башҡортса: Йәшел сәй
беларуская: Зялёны чай
български: Зелен чай
བོད་ཡིག: ཇ་ལྗང་།
català: Te verd
čeština: Zelený čaj
Cymraeg: Te gwyrdd
dansk: Grøn te
Deutsch: Grüner Tee
Ελληνικά: Πράσινο τσάι
español: Té verde
Esperanto: Verda teo
euskara: Te berde
فارسی: چای سبز
français: Thé vert
Gàidhlig: Tì uaine
galego: Té verde
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Liu̍k-chhà
한국어: 녹차
հայերեն: Կանաչ թեյ
हिन्दी: हरी चाय
hrvatski: Zeleni čaj
Bahasa Indonesia: Teh hijau
italiano: Tè verde
עברית: תה ירוק
Basa Jawa: Tèh ijo
कॉशुर / کٲشُر: سَبٕز چائ
қазақша: Көк шай
Latina: Thea viridis
latviešu: Zaļā tēja
lietuvių: Žalioji arbata
magyar: Zöld tea
македонски: Зелен чај
മലയാളം: ഗ്രീൻ ടീ
مصرى: شاى أخضر
Bahasa Melayu: Teh hijau
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Liŏh-dà
Nederlands: Groene thee
नेपाली: हरियो चिया
日本語: 緑茶
norsk: Grønn te
occitan: Tè verd
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଗ୍ରୀନ ଟି
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Koʻk choy
português: Chá verde
română: Ceai verde
русский: Зелёный чай
Scots: Green tea
සිංහල: හරිත තේ
Simple English: Green tea
slovenčina: Zelený čaj
slovenščina: Zeleni čaj
српски / srpski: Zeleni čaj
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Zeleni čaj
svenska: Grönt te
Türkçe: Yeşil çay
українська: Зелений чай
Tiếng Việt: Trà xanh
吴语: 绿茶
粵語: 綠茶
中文: 綠茶