Green Teas, or Lü Cha, are not oxidized. Instead, when they are picked they are immediately heated to stop the natural oxidation in a process called kill green. Then the leaves are shaped and dried. The traditional Chinese method of kill green involves gently pan-frying the leaves which produces teas that are light in color and body with nutty, fruity, and floral flavors. On the other hand, the traditional Japanese method of kill green uses a steaming process that gives leaves a vegetal, oceanic, grassy, and sweet melody of flavors. All of our green teas from other regions have been processed in the Chinese style.
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