Pictured: Green wrought-iron gate in Charleston, South Carolina. Photography by Kyle Brown, All Rights Reserved.
Originating in China, green tea is made from the same leaves used in black tea and oolong. However, they’re picked earlier in the year and oven-roasted, as to avoid the oxidation process that gives black tea leaves their flavor. The result is a grassy, earthy, sometimes buttery taste loved by tea drinkers worldwide.
Green tea does best when brewed at a lower temperature (between 140-160° Fahrenheit), which yields a sweeter, less bitter flavor.