Latin Name: Camellia sinensis
Origin: China, India
Aroma: Characteristic, natural and fresh tea aroma
Flavor profile: Characteristic, astringent
History: China began to use green tea about 3,000 years ago, and is today one of the most popular kinds of tea on the planet. In the 8th century the discovery of steaming leaves through the green drink into massive popularity by making it easier to consume.
Harvesting and processing: Green tea is typically decaffeinated using the CO2 method, in which tea is essentially pressure cooked to remove caffeine.
Culinary applications: Tea
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