Both green and black tea come from the same plant (Camellia sinensis). The leaves of this plant are grown the same way but treated differently after harvesting them. Black tea is oxidized (allowed to undergo chemical reactions caused by exposure to oxygen) and green tea is not. Oxidation results in color and flavor changes. That’s basically the only difference and thankfully it doesn’t alter the benefits in any way. Both varieties come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis, and both have similar amounts of antioxidants and minerals.
Facts of Tea
What is the difference between green and black tea? Is green tea better for you than black tea?