Green tea is basically synthesised from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis and does not undergo the same withering and oxidation process that is carried out to make the normal black tea. This type of tea has said to be originated from China and is now used all over the world.
The tea has zero percent fat and that makes it the favourite of dietitians and fitness experts. The green tea is also proven to have reduced the risk of cardiovascular diseases and is also a good oxidant. Here is the list of the top brands of green tea currently available across the world.
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Checkout the below listed Top 10 Best Green Tea Brands in The World in 2017-2018
10. Organic India
A multinational company which hails from Lucknow in India, Organic India is a company which produces ayurvedic health supplements and products. The company was founded by Bharat Mitra and Bhavani Lev. They also have a variety of organic and herbals products among which the Tulsi green tea is world famous. The green tea of this company is made from the medicinal plant – tulsi and has a huge customer base in India, America, Canada, and England. The company also exports its wide range of products to Germany as well. The company directly purchases its raw goods from the local farmers after a quality check and they also have around 50,000 acres of farm in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Gujarat.
9. The tea spot
This company based in Colorado is one of the leading producers of whole leaf teas. Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor decided to spread the importance and benefits of consuming whole leaf tea and thus opened the tea spot which now offers different varieties of tea such as white tea, black tea, oolong tea, green tea, mate tea, herbal tea, organic tea, and Pu’erh tea. The tea spot is a philanthropic company and almost 10% of its turnover goes to cancer communities and wellness centers or programmes.
Teavana is an American based tea manufacturing company founded in 1997 at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia and is now headquartered in Utah Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134, United States. This company was started with the life savings of a couple and mainly focuses on the production of natural and herbal tea. The company employs around 5000 employees and was acquired by Starbucks on 31st December 2012 for 620 million US dollars. The company has stores in United States, Mexico, Middle East, Canada and Puerto Rico. Starbucks, the parent company on 27th July of 2017 released a press statement informing that all Teavana stores (around 379) will be closed by the spring of 2018 due to poor sales.
7. The du Hammam
The du Hammam is a turkey based tea manufacturing company which sells Turkish green tea flavored with different rare flavors like blossoms, rose petals, dates, and berries. The base of this green tea is actually Chinese green tea flavored with Turkish flavors. The average cost of this exotic green tea is around 18 US dollars and is one of the most recommended green tea by the dietitians.
6. Steven Smith
Steven Smith tea is one of the luxurious teas available across the world which indulges you in its pure aroma and rare flavors. The company was founded by Steven Smith in 1949 who was also the co-founder of Stash. The green tea of this company comes in different flavors such as Rose City Genmaicha, Mao Feng Shui, Jasmine Silver Tip, Fez, Jasmine Pearls, Matcha, Fez Iced Tea, Sencha, and Dragonwell. The packet of this green tea might look a bit uninteresting or one may not like its presentation, but the flavors they deliver are spot on.
5. Shangri La
Shangri La Tea Company is mainly based in the United States of America is one of the people’s favorite tea and is also famous for its unusual flavors. This tea company claims to have the freshest tea in the world and has been North American Tea Champion since 2008. Their Organic Green Tea and Organic Jasmine Green tea is all time favorite of the fitness experts. The tea gardens of the Shangri La tea company are the members of Rainforest Alliance.
The Numi Organic Tea hails from Oakland in California and was established in 1999 by Ahmed and Reem Rahim who are brother and sister. This tea company was the first to introduce a full range of pu-erh tea to the market of the United States. The company is also known for its unique blend of green tea and Bamboo flowering tea. The flowering tea is basically tea leaves sewn around small flowers which when dropped in hot water blossoms to release its essence. The name “Numi” is the Arabic word for citrus and founders named it in the memory of dried lime tea they had in their childhood.
Teavivre produces authentic Chinese tea and is mainly grown in the Chinese province – Zhejian. The tea has slight orchid flavors and improves when the tea leaves stay longer in hot water. The main specialty of this tea leaves is that they are flattened and thoroughly dried but does have all the essential flavors with no added preservatives. The green tea also has a mild vegetal flavor but it tastes different and good. The average cost of the tea is around 28 US dollars.
2. Harney and Sons
Harney and Sons offer a wide range of thai green tea which has a touch of the taste of Siam sprinkled with vanilla, jasmine or coconut sprinkles. This tea is greatly known for its aroma and taste. The company hails from Salisbury, Connecticut and was founded by John Harney in 1983. The company is owned and operated by the Harney Family has already passed on from three generations.
1. Mariage Freres
Founded on 1st June 1854, Mariage Freres is a tea company which has its base in France and produces exotic French gourmet tea. The founders of this tea company were Edouard Mariage. For about 130 years, the company was managed by the Mariage merchants and was passed on to four generations. The current CEO of the company is Kittichat Sangmanee who ascended the position on 10th August 2004. Under his leadership, various tea houses were opened in central Paris. The first tea salon or emporium locates in the same building where about 150 years ago, Henri Mariage has his offices.
Even though the green tea is much safer than the normal black tea, increased use of it can cause acute cases of liver problems, stomach upset and constipation. It can also alter the absorption capacity of iron in your body. So it is better to consult a dietitian before deciding to start the usage of green tea.