Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a variety of uses from lowering blood pressure to preventing cancer. Recent studies have shown green tea can potentially have positive effects on everything from weight loss to liver disorders to type 2 diabetes.
The reason that green tea has more health benefits attached to it than black tea is (apparently) due to the processing. Black tea is processed in a way that allows for fermentation whereas green tea’s processing evades the fermentation process. Green tea is considered one of the world’s healthiest drinks and contains the highest amount of antioxidants of any tea. The natural chemicals called poly-phenols in tea are what are thought to provide its anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects.