“Alison is always on the go and like to spend time in nature. Climbing hill, mountain or nature trail makes her happy. Being active outdoors, that’s her drill. She has a healthy mindset when it comes to food and is well educated what kind of food is good for body, soul and mind.”
Do you know an Alison? Or have a person in mind that sounds like her and you need to shop a gift for? Then you are at the right place. In this tea gift guide we list our recommendations for gifts concerning tea. If you want to explore other tea gift guides, click here.
Recommended tea for Alison: Green tea
Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves. Green tea has been used as a medicine for thousands of years, originating in China but widely used throughout Asia this beverage has a multitude of uses of wellbeing. The reason that green tea has more health benefits attached to it than black tea is due to the processing. Black tea is processed in a way that allows for fermentation whereas green tea’s processing avoids the fermentation process. As a result, green tea retains maximum amount of antioxidants and poly-phenols the substances that give green tea its many benefits.
Recommended tea blend for Alison: Japanese Sencha Green Tea
Sencha is the most frequently drunk and well-known variety of green tea. Japanese green tea is first steamed for between 15–20 seconds to prevent oxidization of the leaves. Unlike most other teas, green tea is produced using the entire leaf of the tea plant, including the leaf blade, leaf stem, broken particles of the leaf, and the fine leaf hair. It is the most popular tea in Japan, representing about 80 percent of the tea produced in Japan. The flavor depends upon the season and place where it is produced. Infusions from sencha that are steamed are also greener in colour and slightly more bitter than Chinese-style green teas.When brewed, this tea has a greenish golden color, a refreshing aroma and a good balance between astringency and sweetness.