Positioned as the most deserving successor of "Water", the Green Tea (Camellia Sinesis) is the second popular drink in the world. Gaining immense popularity in the present times, it has become the subject of interest not only for scientists but also the people who remain concerned about their health or just have an interest for the tea culture. Green tea has an astringent taste, especially if high-concentrated, which pleasantly reminds of grape stone. This original taste is accompanied by original and very delicate strong aroma, which reminds of fresh hay, wild strawberry leaves or citrus leaves. In this domain, the Japanese green tea carries the most rich aroma and distinctively luring taste. Having darker color than the Chinese one, this variety is very popular across the world, especially in the USA (California and Hawaii).
Instead of simply being known as a popular beverage, green tea has become an important "new" medicine of the twenty-first century. In addition to preventing or curing the common diseases, research by renowned organizations indicates the antiviral capability of green tea in fighting AIDS. Laboratory tests have verified that catechin can inhibit the activity of the AIDS virus. Thus, green tea has higher values of medicinal properties than other teas, because of the special way in which it is dried. The other advantages of having your cup of green tea can be enlisted as: � Green tea can help reduce the risks of esophageal (the tube through which food passes from the pharynx to the stomach), skin and many other forms of Cancer, mainly by its highly significant antioxidant properties. It can help to lower cholesterol and cuts the risk of stroke in men. Green tea can help suppress and reverse aging, and refreshes the body with its high Vitamin B content that helps the human body better deal with stress, and release more energy. This tea variety can help restrain the growth of various bacteria that cause disease. Green tea helps eliminate constipation.