How is Green Tea made?
To make our green tea, experienced tea pickers carefully pick the leaves early in the morning when they are soft and contain the most moisture. The leaves are then steamed to stop the oxidation process and be softened, and semi-dried to prepare them for the final drying phase. The semi-dried leaves are processed with a moon-shaped roller. With this roller, the cell walls of the tea leaves are broken, releasing the cell moisture that is still in the leaves. After being shaped and dried in a special dryer, the tea leaves are sifted and sorted. The leaves pass through several sieves during this process. Each sieve has a different size. Large tea leaves provide a light tea while the smaller leaves and pieces of the tea leaf provide a stronger character.
Drinking Green Tea
Green tea is a healthy beverage as it contains antioxidants that protect our bodies against free radicals. At Dilmah, we recommend brewing green tea with water between 70-80 degrees, and to not let the tea steep for more than 3 minutes, to avoid over-brewing the tea, which makes it bitter. You can enjoy green tea throughout the day, and it's especially recommended to drink during or after a meal if you're sensitive to caffeine.
Why Green Tea from Dilmah?
Made from the highest quality pure green tea, Dilmah's green tea offers more than just a delicious drink. They are grown and crafted with care, and offer a hearty flavour and light colour, with less tannine than black tea but more antioxidants. By choosing green tea from Dilmah, you can feel good knowing that our tea is ethically and sustainably grown on our farms in Sri Lanka. We take good care of our tea pickers, the environment, and donate a minimum of 15% of our pre-tax turnover to the MJF Foundation to help underprivileged individuals, and to Dilmah Conservation to protect the local fauna and flora. So not only are you taking care of yourself by drinking green tea, but you're also contributing to a better future for others.