Last week, we talked about the amazing benefits of Black Tea. Now, we're moving down the list to our second-favorite: Green Tea. Green Tea has been around for centuries. It's first recorded use was around 3,000 years ago in the southern areas of China. It comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, which is the "tea" plant. The leaves were first used by chewing or eating them raw, but their use expanded over time until they were boiled and used to flavor the drinking water. In the 8th century, the Chinese discovered a way of steaming the leaves that inhibited their oxidation and left them green. In the 12th century, they found a new method of frying the leaves to "fix" their oxidation. Both methods produced the characteristic color and flavor of the tea, and they are both used in the world today. Fun Fact: Americans dumped about 45 tons of Green Tea into the harbor during the Boston Tea Party. What a waste! Like all tea, Green Tea is full of lovely antioxidants. It also has loads of polyphenols, tannins, vitamin C, vitamins A, B1, B12, K and P, fluoride, iron, magnesium, calcium, strontium, copper, nickel, zinc, caffeine, and more. Who knew there could be so many nutrients in one small tea bag? These nutrients combine to benefit you in many different ways. For example, Green Tea is what you want to drink if you want to: These are just a few of Green Tea's amazing benefits, and I'm itching to brew a cup as I write this! Thankfully, Green Tea is readily available at any grocery store, convenience store, or dollar store. Making it is easy as well. Drop a bag of Green Tea in a mug and cover with boiling water. Let steep 3-5 minutes, add honey, and enjoy! Plus, like the Black Tea we talked about last week, Green Tea can also be paired with various herbs and florals to make unique and tasty combinations. Some of my favorites are: Now that you know how utterly amazing Green Tea is, go get some for yourself! You'll thank me later. And if you want to know more, check out my sources! Green Tea Nutrition Facts, Authority Nutrition, Well-Being Secrets, Nutrition Secrets, HindustanTimes, and Teavivre.