Tea is a beverage that is enjoyed around the world. Many different cultures and backgrounds come together with a simple drink of tea, since it is well known and enjoyed throughout by many different cultures. Although my topic is focused on green tea, one must understand that all tea comes from a single plant, weather white, black or green. The process of the varying tea color and taste is what makes the tea white, black or green.
The scientific name for tea is Camellia Sinensis.
The tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) has thick and broad leaves. The color of the leaves is dark green. The leaf of Camellia Sinensis has a strong and wide stem. The tea plant produces in either pink or white flower. The flowers have a very light and delicate fragrance.
The tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) is found in a warm and moist climate. The plant grows in temperatures that vary within 10-30 degrees Centigrade. The tea plant, Camellia Sinensis is mainly found in areas within an average rainfall of 2,000 mm yearly.
Camellia Sinensis originated in Tibet, China and North of India, but now can be found in many other countries such as Indonesia, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Japan. Many people also attempt to grow their own tea plant in backyards in countries across the world with a completely different environment such as The United States, some have succeeded but some have failed.
Product/Making the product (flow chart)
Tea picking is still carried out in the traditional manner which dates to the ancient times. The leaves of Camellia Sinensis are individually handpicked and collected into wide baskets. The hand picking guarantees that only the best of tea leaves are collected and used for producing tea.
In Asia, tea season begins in the start of spring and continues throughout from May until the end of August. Although, in Africa the tea picking season is continuous throughout the year considering the weather climate.
For the production of tea only the plant's bud and two young leaves are used. The flowers of the tea plant are also picked than dried and added to the tea blend to add to the fragrance.

1st drying: After the tea picking, the leaves are sun-dried for a few hours.
Roasting: The tea leaves are "stir fried" in hot pans to ensure the vaporization of moisture.
Rolling: The leaves are manually rolled.
2nd drying: The tea leaves are put back into the pans for additional drying to ensure the evaporation of all moisture, thus the dry texture or tea leaves. The leaves are also often rolled once more to give them their final shape. This process produces leaves for green tea. The process of tea leaves varies according to what type of tea is being produced (black, white or green).

Beneficial Impacts

Green tea is full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Among the many benefits of green tea one important one is the stimulation of the digestive system. Green tea offers several health benefits by improving the metabolism, assisting faster digestion and providing energy. Green tea also aids towards decreasing cholesterol absorption which helps remove fat. Green tea is also a great source of necessary nutrients for good health and energy. Green tea's anti-inflammatory agents benefit the gastrointestinal tract, repair and fight skin damage and aid the circulatory system. Green tea aids towards weight control by satisfying hunger, helping burn calories faster and keeping the body hydrated.
Drinking green tea is also thought to aid towards decreasing and growth of cancer cells. In 1994 the Journal of the National Cancer Institute discovered the results of an epidemiological research towards the benefits of drinking green tea. National Cancer Institute’s research concluded that the intake of green tea reduces the risk of esophageal cancer in men and women by almost sixty percent.
Food digestion begins in the mouth referred to as Ingestion. Oral hygiene is an important contributor towards a person’s overall health. Green tea includes fluoride which prevents tooth decay, it minimizes and aids against cavities and plaque.
Green tea is also loaded with vitamins A, B, C and E, these vitamins encourage and toughen the teeth, bones, gums and muscles.
The vitamins and minerals that are found in Green tea's nourish the body. It decreases stress, prevents against skin damage, lowers blood sugar, and encourages the immune system into faster digestion. The B-complex vitamin in green tea supports the circulatory system, assists the central nervous system and aids towards the assimilation of carbohydrates for energy. Vitamin E is used as an antioxidant, it supports and improves the health of muscles and red blood cells. Vitamin E also aids towards the quality of one’s skin. Vitamin C also helps with the quality of skin, blood, bones and muscles

Green tea is used by anyone and everyone. Almost everyone has heard of the beneficial impacts of green tea, and surely almost everyone has tried it at least one. Green tea is a medical product that has been used since ancient times. Green tea is not a pill that is only available to developed countries verses underdeveloped or developing countries. Many benefit from this ancient and magical treat called Green tea.
Green tea has helped improve the lives of millions. Many underdeveloped and poor countries have access to green tea as a form of ancient medicine. People used to and still use green tea as a form of relaxation as well as a form of easy and fast digestion.
Green tea has replaced several medical products such as “diet” pills, lowering cholesterol pills, medicine for constipation or slow metabolism such as “Pepto-Bismol,” some antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Green tea has even reduced the need to spend money on expensive and sometimes even dangerous products for oral hygiene. Considering green tea aids towards anti-aging, it has reduced the need for harmful and risky surgeries and other forms of skin treatment. Green tea is also a great replacement for coffee, Green tea contains about 60 milligrams of caffeine per an eight-ounce cup, which is considerably less than caffeine found in coffee.
Harmful Impacts
The only negative side effects reported from the intake of green tea has been insomnia. This is due to the fact that green tea also contains caffeine. However, green tea contains far less caffeine than coffee.

Are there any other foods or drinks known to have the same amount of health benefits as the Green tea? The Chinese, who considerably invented the green tea have known about the health benefits of the Green tea since the ancient times, using it to treat anything and everything from constipation to headaches and even depression. Green tea has established a significant reputation towards a highly beneficial product in the fight against cancer and treatment to many illnesses such as headaches, constipation, teeth decay, etc. We need to take into consideration the benefits of green tea verses regular tea or coffee, considering it will strengthen tooth enamel instead of staining it, help towards hydrate the body because it contains respectfully a lot less caffeine, and mainly also because it contains more antioxidants.