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The Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

There are many quick and easy things that we can do to introduce new healthy habits into our daily routines, and one that has been practiced for perhaps thousands of years, and enjoyed around the world to this day, is the drinking of green tea.

Known for its potential health benefits, green tea contains a high concentration of antioxidants, which may help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, as well as the amino acid L-theanine, which has been linked to improved brain function.

Green tea leaves undergo an additional drying stage during production, and it is this unique method of processing that causes oxidisation to halt. This in turn preserves the green and leafy appearance of green teas, as well as the antioxidant levels, while also inhibiting the development of caffeine, so that green teas are often hailed as the healthy tea of choice.




  • Protect the Body Against Disease - Green teas contain polyphenols, antioxidant compounds that are known to protect the body against disease, and that are found in a range of fruits and vegetables.
  • Improve Relaxation and Brain Function - Green tea is a source of L-theanine, an amino acid that can have a relaxing effect on the body by increasing brain chemicals such as GABA, dopamine and serotonin.
  • Boost Fat Burning - There is research that indicates that green tea may also boost metabolic rate and increase fat burning, due to the natural thermogenic properties provided by caffeine.

Green Teas at Tea-Direct

Jasmine Blossom Green Tea – From £9.99
This delicately flavoured, semi-fermented green tea from China contains the petals of the Jasmine Flower and reveals wonderful, intense scents of flowery jasmine blossoms.

Jasmine tea is made in two steps: a ‘base tea’ is first created, before the fragrant jasmine blossoms are added to make the finished tea, through a process known as hongqing. In Fujian, this jasmine base tea (known as zao) is made from leaf freshly plucked during the spring season, which is then rolled after de-enzyming has taken place.

Rose Green Tea – From £10.99
Delicately scented with rose, this China Gunpowder tea is layered with rose petals and reveals a wonderful rose aroma, making a great base for iced tea.
Also known as Chinese Temple Tea, gunpowder tea reveals a slightly smoky flavour and a lovely, yellow-green colour. Picked during spring and early summer, the dried, withered leaves, which resemble gunpowder in appearance, slowly unfurl when they are brewed, releasing their flavour and wonderful aroma.

Japan Sencha Green Tea – From £13.99
This classic green tea is delicate and well-rounded, offering lovely grassy notes, a hint of bitterness and a smooth finish, and is ideal to be enjoyed all through the day.

Sencha tea is rich in antioxidants, which may help to protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, and contains compounds that have been shown to promote heart health and boost the immune system.

Cherry Green Tea – From £10.99
Scented with cherry, this subtly sweet China Gunpowder tea is very refreshing, and makes a fantastic base for a delicious iced tea.

Produced in the Zhejiang Province of China, gunpowder tea is prepared by rolling the leaves into small pellets, at which point they are withered, steamed, rolled and dried. The resulting tea is beautifully golden in colour and packed full of flavours.

Earl Grey Green Tea – From £9.99
Flavoured with natural bergamot oil, this offers a well-balanced beverage with an intoxicating aroma. Made with a blend of high-quality green tea leaves and oil extracted from the rind of the fragrant bergamot orange, this unique, vibrant and refreshing tea combines the natural freshness of green tea with the bright and zesty flavour of bergamot.

Vanilla Green Tea – From £10.99
Made from Chinese gunpowder tea that has been delicately scented with vanilla, this tea is sweet and creamy, with a subtle caramel character. Delicate and smooth, with light and satisfying grassy undertones, this refreshing and aromatic tea can be enjoyed all through the day.

Passionfruit, Guava and Mango Green Tea – From £10.99
A tropically flavoured green tea, featuring lovely guava scents and a sweet taste from passion fruit and mango additions.