Its main properties are:
- Powerful antioxidant that helps slow the aging process.
- Purifying (helps to remove fluids) and very digestive. It can help weight control.
- Strengthens the immune system because of its content in vitamins and minerals.
Although it was in China where tea was discovered and most of its varieties can be found, green tea is the most consumed in Japan.
Japanese and Chinese green tea differ, mainly, in their making process. Chinese green teas are traditionally pan-fired, unlike the Japanese steaming process that stops the oxidation preserving the taste of grass.