Green tea is originally from China and India, where people still consume it for its refreshing aroma and wealth of healthy properties. Compared to other teas, such as black tea, the leaves of green tea undergo little to no oxidation, which keeps them green. Because it is the least processed type of tea, green tea contains the most antioxidants, vitamins, and beneficial polyphenols. It is considered one of the world's healthiest drinks.
In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, green tea has long been used to prevent and remedy various health conditions. Green tea also contains caffeine, but much less than coffee. The caffeine in it acts in a more mild manner on the body so it doesn't over-stimulate the heart. However, it does boost your metabolism, which can help you lose weight. If you like green tea, you can enjoy it pure or with some honey or sugar.