Green tea is unoxidized and most closely resembles the original plucked leaf - a small springtime leaf bud that contains abundant nutrients and oils sent up from the roots after a period of winter dormancy.
Green tea is admired for its freshness and soothing nature. The most prized green tea in China are referred to as pre-Qing Ming, or "before the spring festival", which falls in early April.
It comes in different shapes – flat, needlelike, curled, rolled on in fine twists.
To produce green tea, the leaves undergo 4 steps :