There is a great deal of interest in the health properties of green tea. Here are the grades of green tea to buy and try.
GUNPOWDER; Gunpowder is produced from the first crop. The young leaves are selected and rolled into pellets the size of a pinhead. This makes them resemble gunpowder.
MATCHA: Matcha is a green tea that has been reduced to a powder. The leaves are dried, steamed and cut into pieces. They are then dried again and ground into a powder. This process gives the tea a strong, bitter taste. The Japanese use matcha green tea in their Japanese tea ceremony (Chanoyu). This green tea should be used sparingly.
CHUN-MEE: Chun-Mee is an excellent green tea made of very tiny leaes, which are twisted length-ways.
NATURAL LEAF: Comes from China and Japan. As the name implies the leaf is left in its natural state, which is whole. This green tea is very mild.