The green tea powder comes from the land of Japan where it is used in the tea ceremony, a special and very significant social custom there. The green powder comes from the steamed and dried leaves of a special tea bush called gyokuro. The best green tea in the world is produced in the Uji Tawara area of Japan.
The Tradition of Serving Green Tea
In Japan, serving tea is a significant social custom which is done to honor special guests. The preparation of the green tea has to be done with great care, as any mistake would mean disrespect to the guest. The Japanese green tea that was initially used only to make tea today is also used as a flavoring ingredient in many sweets – Japanese and Western as well. One of the more famous sweets where the green tea powder is used is the green tea ice cream which is considered a delicacy all over the world.
Green tea powder is slightly bitter and it is best consumed with sweets or as sweetened tea. The green tea powder is the source of many health benefits - it reduces free radicals in the body, reduces blood pressure, relaxes blood vessels and prevents heart attacks. Last, but definitely not least, is the fact that this wonderful green tea powder also helps in reducing weight.
Studies also show those who regularly drink green tea are calmer, have no digestive problems and experience improvement in memory power. There are a lot of research studies conducted on the miraculous properties of the green tea powder and every day there are new findings in this regard. It was already known that regular use of green tea (both in powder form and as tea) can help preventing cancer and inhibiting its progress.
At the same time, the green tea powder was also found to be extremely potent against HIV. It is too early now to say exactly how much it can help, but the studies are conclusively pointing towards a possible cure.
People usually ask how much green tea and/or green tea powder they should consume to enjoy the health benefits this product is famous for. The answer is, about 4-5 cups of green tea per day and some five grams of green tea powder. If you manage to introduce and maintain this item to your diet, your health problems just may be a thing of the past.