The practice of drinking Green Tea (camellia sinensis) was brought to Japan by monks returning from their studies at the great Zen monasteries of 12th century China. For then¸ tea functioned as an aid to meditation¸ as a health aid¸ and as a tool to propagate Zen. As the years went by¸ tea and the reason for drinking it changed¸ but it never went out of fashion. Today¸ Green Tea is one of the three major non-alcoholic beverages in the world. Green Tea is a typical non-fermented tea that is enjoyed by many and is immensely popular in Japan. It is utilized as both a daily beverage and as a healthful drink. Green Tea contains a rich natural source of polyphenols and bioflavanoids. Recent studies have identified the valuable active constituents of Green Tea and continue to review its historical uses.
Ingredients: Chinese Green Tea (camellia sinensis) Leaves
There are two methods for making the best cup of tea. One is called an infusion which is used whenever you are brewing a cup of tea from leaves or flowers or other soft or fragile materials. The second method is a decoction which is used whenever you are brewing a cup of tea from bark¸ roots¸ seeds¸ or other hard materials.
Since 1922¸ Alvita has been making the finest herb teas money can buy. Pure natural singles and blends that bring you unsurpassed enjoyment¸ healthful benefits and complete satisfaction. No less reassuring is our unwavering commitment to the environment. Today¸ no herb tea company goes as far to protect the Earth and its precious resources- this package and its contents being testimony. There is no plastic shrink wrap on the outside. The box is 100% recycled board and can be recycled again. The finish is soybean based. Bulk tea is the original way tea was made. Hot water reaches all ingredient particles without passing through a tea bag¸ for shorter brewing time and enhanced flavor. And there is no filter paper¸ tag¸ string¸ or staple to dispose of. Degradable. Recyclable. Reusable. The key component of each is the word able . At Alvita¸ we wholeheartedly believe we are all able to play a key role in preserving the wondrous world we live in. For us¸ it starts with offering you the most environmentally safe and responsible herb teas possible.
Plain Tea Size: 30 Tea Bags
Flavored Tea Size: 24 Tea Bags
Note: this product contains caffeine. For a caffeine-free alternative, please see our "Chinese Green Tea (caffeine free)".