Steeping temperatures range from 61 °C (142 °F) to 87 °C (189 °F) and steeping times from 30 seconds to three minutes.
In a 2015 meta-analysis of such observational studies, an increase in one cup of green tea per day was correlated with a 5% lower risk of death from cardiovascular causes.
Drinking green tea or taking green tea supplements decreases the blood concentration of total cholesterol (about 7 mg/d L), LDL cholesterol (about 2 mg/d L), and does not affect the concentration of HDL cholesterol.
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sinensis used, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest. The Kissa Yojoki (喫茶養生記 Book of Tea), written by Zen priest Eisai in 1191, 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.
O) or about 1 teaspoon of green tea per 150 ml cup.
Green tea is processed using either artisanal or modern methods.
Sun-drying, basket or charcoal firing, or pan-firing are common artisanal methods.
Green tea is processed and grown in a variety of ways, depending on the type of green tea desired.