Loose Leaf Green Tea
There are over 100 varieties of Green teas produced in China alone. Most tea producing countries manufacture black tea as well as green tea. China and Japan specializes in green tea. Green teas are produced from Camillia Sinensis, but are not oxidized, unlike black teas. The leaves are steamed or pan fired to deactivate the enzymes that contribute to oxidization. This is one more step in the manufacturing process of green teas that is absent in conventional black tea production where oxidization is 100% (with a few exceptions).