We often hear about green tea and about the magical benefits it provides ranging from detox to weight loss. How true are these health claims? Let’s begin by first knowing it’s origin and where it comes from. Both black and green tea come from the same plant.
The difference is only in the way each is treated after being plucked, in terms of processing and oxidation. Munmun Ganeriwal, Nutritionist and Fitness Consultant Founder Yuktahaar gives a lowdown on the myths and facts about green tea
History and origin
India has always celebrated black tea for many centuries. It has always been traditionally made with spices and herbs for thousands of years to cure illnesses of all kinds and degree.
The first documented mention of tea consumption in India is in the Ramayana. Green tea, on the other hand, is native to Japan and China.