But The Superstar Of Tea Is Green Tea
Green tea, like black, oolong, and white teas, is made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. The difference, again, lies in how the leaves are processed. While black and oolong teas are made by immediately drying out the leaves, crushing them, and oxidizing them, green tea is made by heating the leaves directly and not oxidizing them.
While black tea is supremely popular in the West, green tea is popular in the East, particularly in China and Japan, where it originated. Cultures in this part of the world have been drinking green tea for millennia, and only recently has the West caught on to just how beneficial this drink is.