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About Green Teas
Many green teas as we know them date back to changes in tea drinking customs during the Song dynasty in China (960-1210 A.D.) when loose leaf tea infused in hot water became popular. While today an increasing number of countries are producing green teas; historically, the most highly regarded green teas have been produced in China and Japan.
As with most tea categories, the production method rather than the visual appearance is the best determination of what constitutes a "green" tea. Even with processing distinctions, the lines still remain somewhat blurred as some white and oolong teas can have taste profiles very similar to a green tea. In general, tea leaves harvested to make green teas are allowed to air dry or wither and then are heat treated to stop the oxidation (sometimes called fermentation) process - this is what retains the teas green color. In China, green teas are usually fired or dry heated, in Japan they are almost always steamed.