Green tea harkens all the way back to China in 2737 B.C.
Chinese Emperor Shennong invented green tea in a total accident when he drank water with a dead tea leaf in it! For a long time, green tea was a luxury item, inaccessible to all but the rich and elite. In the 14th Century, green tea became more readily available, not only for imbibing socially but also for medicinal purposes.
The British are universally known for their love of tea, and green tea became just as popular as black. It was nicknamed bullet tea because when shipped, the tea was packaged in a form that resembled bullets.
The most common types of green tea from China are Gunpowder, Dragonwell, and Yun Wu. Green tea leaves dry faster than other types of tea enabling the drink to retain its green color.
Because of its high antioxidant content, green tea is considered to be amongst one of the healthiest beverages out there. Research has shown that green tea can improve brain function, help with fat loss, protect against cancer, and lower the risk of heart disease.
But that’s not all. Green tea can help prevent bad breath, and in turn suppress the growth of bacteria that could lead to infections. Additionally, green tea may help prevent type 2 diabetes.
So when you are looking for your next healthy beverage & snack combo, pair a 3g sugar Rip Van Wafels with a delicious cup of green tea.