Indian Green Tea

 

Indian Green Tea. Why is it special?

Have you ever tried Indian green tea? You are in for a real treat. What other tea can be so muscatel-lish like Darjeeling and mellow and delicate like traditional green tea at the same time? India is known for its sublime blacks. Green tea is a relatively new concept there, however, it is gaining popularity. Health benefits of green tea is definitely a factor in this trend. Green Darjeelings and Assams have been becoming increasingly available over the years and have proved to be remarkable and unique.

How is tea made?
There are several steps in tea production. Right after tea leaves are harvested, they are getting withered in the temperature controlled environment to remove excessive moisture. Then, the tea leaves are rolled into strips. Next step for some tea types is fermenting, or oxidizing. The type (“color”) of the tea depends on the level of oxidation. Black tea is fully oxidized. In green tea production, the oxidation process is prevented by applying heat to the leaves: by steaming or pan-firing.

Another shade of Grey

Indian Earl Grey green tea is worthy of a special note here. This is probably not exactly what you would expect from your typical robust Earl Grey. However, citrusy bergamot and green tea seem to be made for each other and Indian tea producers finally nailed it.



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Top 10 Indian green teas to buy online

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Vahdam Teas Organic Green Tea Leaves

Handpicked by tea pluckers at an average altitude of 1800 meters above sea level at certified organic tea estates facing the majestic peaks of the Himalayan mountains in the region of Darjeeling, this exotic Indian green tea is the perfect way to kick start a healthy lifestyle and is popularly ...

Earl Grey Darjeeling Green Tea

An exquisite green tea with a deliciously floral & citrusy palate. Expertly curated by blending intricately mellow green teas from Darjeeling with the natural oil of the bergamot fruit, this tea is an interesting take on the original English blend prepared with black tea. Bergamot fruit is a pear ...

Green Assam

Located in fertile plains of north-east India, Assam produces green teas with botanical notes. Green Assam is a non-fermented version of the famous Assam black tea that exemplifies the hardy character of teas from this region. Green tea from the Assam area

Vahdam Earl Grey Green Tea from Darjeeling

An exquisite Indian green tea with a deliciously floral & citrusy palate. Expertly curated by blending intricately mellow green teas from Darjeeling with the natural oil of the bergamot fruit, this tea is an interesting take on the original English blend prepared with black tea. Bergamot fruit ...

Green Assam Tea

A rare green tea from Assam, India. Its deep green leaves are replete with fragrance of flowers and hits of smoke. The infusion is light, floral and a bit smoky. As it cools, fruity notes of plum and apricot come to the fore, along with hint of grassiness. Overall, a complex and very enjoyable cup. ...

Green Darjeeling

Cherished by connoisseurs for its delicate flavours, Darjeeling has been grown in Northern India for over 150 years. This golden colored tea has a light flavour that is aromatic and floral, with a hint of Muscat grape. The unfermented version offered here emphasises its fresh notes. It is best ...

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