Green Tea Suppliers & Exporters

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Are you among those who start their day with a cup of hot coffee? Well, you may switch to green tea soon if you get to know its benefits. A lot of people get surprised knowing that green tea and black tea originates from the same plant species, which is known as Camellia Sinesis. The reason why green tea becomes green and black tea becomes black depends on the variety of tea plants and the way tea leaves are processed by the tea manufacturers in India.

Tree Plant Varieties

Camellia Sinesis tea plant has two principal varieties, from which tea is produced. Let’s know about them in detail –

Camellia Sinesis Sinesis

This smaller-leafed variety of green tea is used to make white and green teas and is mainly found in and around China. Sunny regions with cooler and drier climates, where shrubs can evolve better are the best region for this plant variety. It grows across the mountain region with a high tolerance for cold. 

Camellia Sinesis Assamica

It is the larger leafed variety that was first found in the Assam District of India, which produces strong black teas. A region with warm and moist climates is the best for this plant variety to grow.

In addition to this, hundreds of cultivars and hybrid plants have been evolved over time from the Camellia Sinesis plant. The best part is any type of tea can be made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant. 

How is green tea processed?

Soon after harvesting the tea leaves from the camellia Sinesis plant, they are quickly heated by pan firing or steaming. Next to it, the tea leaves are dried to prevent too much oxidation from occurring. This process turns the green leaves into brown and alters their flavour.

If you like to have green tea simply brewed, it will release a green, yellow, or light brown colour. In this case, the flavour profile will range from sweet and seaweed-like taste to grass-like palate. Upon brewing the green tea correctly, most green teas taste as mild astringent and look light in colour.

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Types of green tea

Since green tea comes from different plant varieties, they don’t taste the same. Not only the processing methods but also the cultivation practices used by growers influence the taste of this rejuvenating tea variety. Right from the time and place of plucking the tea leaves to pruning the trees, treatments to the plants and heat application to the tea leaves put a great impact on tea processing. 

Green tea origins

Even if different green tree plants have been originated from the same plant species, different countries like China, India, Japan, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Hawaii, and New Zealand have grown and produced different types of green tea so far.

China is considered as the origin of green tea processing. Until today, it is said that China considers only green tea as tea, not the other categories of tea. The Yunnan province of China is considered to be the original home of the Camellia Sinesis plant species.

Back in 1190, green tea got huge popularity in Japan, when a Zen priest visited china’s great Buddhist monasteries and temples and returned to Japan with bushes and tea plan seeds. The priest used the same growing and drinking methods that were popular in the community of the Buddhist monks and the rest is history now. The custom of green tea drinking spread throughout Japan over time. Nowadays, China and Japan are the top two green tea producing and exporting countries in the world.

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The caffeine content in green tea

Green tea is known to have lower caffeine content per cup than other categories of hot beverages. However, it is quite difficult to specify the level of caffeine a cup of green tea contains, as it depends on the type and how it is processed and prepared. Here is a quick showdown of the average caffeine content of different tea categories in a 240 ml cup –

If you are looking for green tea with low caffeine content, make sure you read the packaging label carefully or ask any of the right green tea suppliers directly about the caffeine contain specific to the tea variant you are purchasing.

Buying and storing green tea

Tea never tastes bad, rather the taste you are looking for may degrade due to improper storage. So, people who claim about not liking the green tea for how it tastes, it may happen that they either have bought a low-quality product or sipped the tea prepared from the old product.

To ensure green tea is worth enjoying, you must contact a dealer who brings the finest blend from reputed green tea wholesale suppliers and manufacturers in India.

Since green tea is less oxidized than black tea, they are more delicate and recommended to consume quickly for maximum flavour. It is best to consume green tea within six months of the purchase. Also, make sure you are going to store it in a cool and dark place that is away from the sunlight, moisture, and other aromatic food products.

How Green Tea Is Made

Manufacturing Process

Plucking

Tender shoots that include terminal bud along with 2/3 adjacent leaves are accumulated by the pluckers.

Cooling

Tea leaves are spread evenly on the floor and water is sprinkled over them to freshen up the leaves faster.

Roasting

After the green tea leaves gain freshness, they are fed into the roaster to process tea for around 20 minutes.

Re-Cooling

Roasted leaves are spread evenly over the perforated troughs to cool down and become ready for the next operation.

Drying

Tea leaves are dried to increase their shelf life without degrading the quality and gaining the desired flavour and colour.

Pre-sieving and final sieving

It is a process of sorting out the inadequately dried leaves and sending them for further drying.

Sorting

After drying the green tea, it is sent for final sorting which segregates the products as per their sizes.

Master preparing the green tea

Based on which variety of green tea you are planning to brew; it requires different brewing temperatures and steeping time. Any of the right green tea exporters like NTC provide brewing tips on the tea packaging with specific instructions. In addition to that, here are a few tea-brewing tips that can make your every sip cherish –

Green tea has a lot of health benefits which include fighting free radicals, detoxification of the body, and lowering stress and fatigue.

Frequently Asked Questions

Narendra Tea Company is one of the best green tea manufacturers in India. We have been in the industry for the last six decades.

Yes, we are one of the top green tea exporters in India.

We export green tea to most of the middle eastern nations, Germany, Russia and certain parts of the Asian subcontinent. However, Japan is our biggest client for green tea exports.

The majority of the benefits are due to catechin EGCg, which is plentiful in green tea. Green tea can aid in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular illnesses. There is a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality in nations where tea is widely consumed.

Green tea should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women, children under the age of two, and people with renal ailments, heart issues, stomach ulcers, and psychiatric difficulties. It should also be avoided by people who have glaucoma, anaemia, liver illness, osteoporosis, or diabetes.

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