EDEN Organic Bancha Green Tea is made from the prized, young, tender spring leaves near the top of the bush. The fresh picked leaves are immediately and gently steamed, rubbed while warm, then rubbed again after they are cool and dry. Rubbing the leaves preserves beneficial antioxidants as well as the green color of the leaves that release their unique flavor and delightful aroma when steeped. These time consuming techniques have been known for centuries to be essential in providing the experience sought by tea lovers the world over. EDEN Bancha Green Tea is a beautiful light green when steeped. It contains 41 percent less caffeine than regular brewed coffee.
The flavor of tea reflects the soil it is grown in, the season picked, and the curing process. EDEN tea is tended adhering to strict organic practices. The growers are dedicated to organic farming and stewardship of the soil. This dedication is also reflected in the use of skillfully executed traditional handling methods that preserve and enhance the tea's flavor and nutrients resulting in exceedingly fine organic tea.
Most tea bags contain a plastic that allows them to be heat sealed. We didn't think this was any way to treat good tea. Every part of an EDEN tea bag reflects the highest care, from its manilla oxygen washed hemp fibers, to its crimped seal and 100 percent cotton string. No whiteners or plastics used.
All true teas stem from the plant Camellia sinensis, an attractive perennial shrub about five feet tall with gentle rounded leaves and tender twigs. Tea become green, black, or other varieties depending on the time of harvest, and the way it is cured and handled. Tea begins to oxidize as soon as it is picked. Black teas allow oxidation to proceed as they dry, but with Japanese traditional green tea, oxidation is skillfully halted by the steaming and rubbing process.
Revered for over 4,000 years as a medicinal herb in China, the tea bush was introduced to Japan over 1,000 years ago and quickly became the national beverage respectfully called 'o-cha', meaning honorable tea. It has long been known that tea promotes health. The Japanese perfected the way of steaming and rubbing the leaves to preserve their natural flavor, bright color, and protective nutrients.
Green tea has been the focus of medical research in many countries over the past decade. These studies affirm green tea's healthful properties. Powerful antioxidants, including epigallocatechins gallate, tannins and flavonoids, all collectively referred to as "catechins" are cited. These polyphenols account for up to 40 percent of the tea's dry solids. Green Tea was found to reduce risk of some cancers, promote oral health and hygiene, reduce high blood sugar, aid with weight loss, and promote cardiovascular health.
EDEN Organic Traditional Teas contain no added flavorings or dyes, and are not processed using any additives whatsoever.
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