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Green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Its dried leaves and leaf buds are used to make several teas, including black and oolong teas. Green tea is prepared by steaming and pan-frying the Camellia sinensis leaves and then drying them. Green tea is not fermented, so it's able to maintain necessary molecules called polyphenols, which seem to be responsible for many of its benefits. It also contains caffeine. Drinking green tea is linked to a reduced risk of clogged arteries. Drinking green tea might reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure. It might also slightly lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure.
One of the most classical Chinese green teas, Chunmee tea is a tea every tea lover has to try at least once. It offers a good perspective on a wide range of green tea flavors, may offer numerous benefits, and tastes great, both hot and cold. It’s produced only in China, mostly in Anhui and Jiangxi Province. The English name of this tea is "Precious Eyebrows tea" because of the small hand-rolled leaves shaped in the form that resembles eyebrows. Chunmee is produced in China and is one of the most popular green teas in western countries. Chunmee is a pan-fired tea. Pan-fired teas have a less vegetal and nuttier flavor, that can be light or more intense, depending on how the teas were made.
Gunpowder tea is loose-leaf tea that is tightly rolled into tiny pellets that resemble gunpowder. This type of tea is usually produced using green tea leaves, but not always. The benefits of gunpowder tea depend on the type of tea leaf that is used to produce it. Gunpowder tea has a unique production method. To make the highest quality gunpowder tea, artisans wither, steam, roll, and dry individual tea leaves. This tea is sometimes called pearl tea or bead tea based on the shape of each tiny tea pellet. Some people also call it Chinese gunpowder tea.
A tea bag (or "teabag") is generally agreed to be a small, porous bag used to steep tea. These bags may be sealed and filled with tea leaves, or they may be open and empty (thus allowing the tea brewer/drinker to fill it with whole-leaf tea). Many tea bags have a string attached to make removing them from the brewing vessel easier, however, this is not true for all tea bags. Generally, tea bags with a string attached also bear the name of their producer or the type of tea on a small piece of paper at the opposite end of the string from the tea bag itself.
The famous tea in the 21st century includes Xi Hu Long Jing, Jiangsu Bi Luo Chun, Huang Shan Mao Feng, Liu An Gua Pian, Fujian Bai Hao Yin Zhen, Qimen Hong Cha, Du Yu Mao Jian, Xin Yang Mao Jian, Wuyi Yan Cha, Fujian Tie Guan Yin. Most of them have a singular shape, flavor, and aroma, easily discerned from other styles, and are developed from a particular local variety of tea bush that has acquired strong and widespread appeal.
Flower tea is a mixture of tea and tisanes. In ancient times, people used tea as a herbal medicine long before drinking it for pleasure. They added flowers to boost the medicinal value and sensory delights of the tea. Some blossoms commonly used in flowering tea are jasmine, calendula, globe amaranth, marigold, and lily.