Green teas are also characterised by their lack of fermentation. The freshly picked leaves are dried so as to preserve the essential oils and antioxidants they contain. Thanks to this process that takes place within the leaves, great amounts of healthy and active components are maintained. Green tea leaves are long, thin and fragile like needles, green in colour, which is more or less bright and produce infusions that are renowned for their delicacy, subtle herbaceous and smooth sensation.