Did you know that Green Tea is from the same plant as everyday Black Tea? However, unlike Black Tea, Green Tea is not oxidised, so it retains its natural green colour and more of its antioxidants than black tea. We have organic Green Tea available as loose leaf and in unbleached, plastic free tea bags. And thanks to Our Better Choices Promise, you can be confident our products contain no environmental pollutants – including microplastics in tea bags.
From the Camellia sinensis plant, Green Tea is famed for its polyphenol content. These are special plant antioxidants – catechins are the main ones that it’s known for.
Catechin antioxidants found in Green Tea:
- Epicatechin gallate
- Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)
In fact, Green Tea is so healthy, it’s also available as a supplement. It’s used for antioxidant support and healthy brain ageing. L-theanine is extracted from Green Tea and taken to support feelings of calm and focus.
The ideal length of time to steep Green Tea is 1-3 minutes. Steeping too long it can lead to a bitter taste as natural tannins are released from the tea leaves. This is not harmful however and some people prefer a more bitter flavour to their cup.
We pride ourselves on the fact that all our tea bags are free from microplastics, so you can feel good knowing you’re looking after yourself and the planet at the same time.