The name Chamomile comes from the Greek word meaning “ground apple”. Chamomile is a herb which is native to the European, African and Asian countries. Chamomile has been highly valued by the Romans. They enjoyed it as a beverage, as well as an incense. In ancient Egypt, Chamomile tea was prescribed as a cold remedy. Egyptians consider the plant as sacred and take it as a gift from the “God of the Sun”.
In India, the Chamomile plant was introduced in the year of 1957 to the state of Jammu by Handa et al. Later in the year of 1964-1965 the plant was introduced to the alkaline soil of Lucknow for its plantation and cultivation. Since then, the Chamomile plant and tea is famous all over India and has highest number of tea drinkers.
Originated from China, Yunnan’s province, Green tea is made from Cameilla Sinensis leaves and buds which has not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make Oolong teas and Black teas.While green tea has been consumed longer than any other variant of the camellia sinensis plant, the ways in which it is processed haven’t really changed.
There is a mention of tea in the Rigveda and it is said that tea appeared to have played a significant role in the food history of early India. Some historians suggest that various Indian regions drank wild tea earlier.
In India the state of Assam and Darjeeling are producing the highest number of teas, including the Green Tea. India is the largest producer of tea in the world, though 70% of the tea is consumed in India itself. As Green Tea has many benefits many people drink it for a fast metabolism and weight loss. In many tea producing countries, green teas are still hand-harvested and hand-shaped, and in some cases with the help of very simple age-old machinery that has been passed down from generation to generation.