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green teaA beverage prepared from the leaves of an eastern Asian evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis, which is believed to have a carcinoprotective effect greater than that of black tea (which is produced from green tea by a fermentation process). Both green and black tea have epigallocatechin gallate, an antioxidant responsible for the alleged protective effect.
green teaPopular health A beverage prepared from leaves of an eastern Asian evergreen shrub, Camellia sinensis. See Tea. Cf Caffeine, Coffee, Maté. ;.
green tea(grēn tē)
Chinese and Japanese tea purported to have health benefits, including reduction of risk of certain cancers and improvement in rheumatoid arthritis, elevated cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, infections, and immune function.