The first time I tried green tea was at an Asian restaurant many years ago, and it basically tasted like warm water to me. I refused to give it a second try. Since then, I’ve increasingly heard how great green tea is for you. Some of the benefits of drinking green tea include improved health, improved brain function, increased fat burning, potential to lower the risk of certain types of cancer from the antioxidants, preventive heart disease and type II diabetes, decreased stress and increased energy.
Pretty much everything I would like to increase and decrease respectively. So, it’s a little perplexing that it took me this long to get on the green tea bandwagon. I always seem to ignore “trends” when they first come around and eventually when the hype dies down or when my loved ones insist on it, I join in. My best friend reintroduced it to me a few months ago. In addition, my brother, who currently lives in China and is a big green tea drinker, brought me several different kinds of Chinese green tea to try.