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What is green tea?

After their harvest, the tea leaves undergo great transformations. First, they are let to wither and wilt. The leaves are then heated allowing natural oxidation process (fermentation) to be stopped: this is called desiccation. Two different techniques can be used. In China, the leaves are mixed in big cast iron vats over a dry source of heat. In Japan, they undergo a brief desiccation through steaming. The next manipulation before final drying consists of the rolling of the leaves. This is a crucial step that will determine the look and aroma of the tea: shaped or twisted in China, flattened in fine points in Japan.