Both green and black tea are made from the same tea bushes. It is the manufacturing of the fresh tea leaves which differs. In green tea production the freshly plucked leaves are shortly exposed to heat (usually hot water steam). The heat prevents the oxidation of the leaves’ cell sap with the natural occurring oxygen in the air. The undermining of the oxidation process (sometimes also referred to as fermentation) causes the tea leaves to keep their green colour and their primary taste and properties. As the tea differs from its oxidated counterpart we also recommend a different type of preparation.