A popular beverage that is consumed throughout the world, green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is a popular drink because it is said to be high in antioxidants and polyphenols. These properties are said to protect the body from various diseases and cancers. Health benefits of green tea include: -lowering cholesterol -lowering blood pressure -preventing heart disease -preventing tooth decay -reducing inflammation -fighting bacteria -reducing the risk of cancer -helping to control weight -increasing the body’s metabolism -improving mental clarity Green tea is most commonly brewed from a tea bag or loose leaf tea, and then consumed hot or cold. Some people enjoy adding sugar or honey to their tea.