Green Tea FAQ

How to drink green tea
When you’re brewing your green tea, it’s worth it to take a little extra care. Boiling water will damage the catechins that are great for your body.

After you’ve boiled your water, let it rest for a few minutes so it can cool down. Let the tea brew for about one minute. But you can make brewing time longer or shorter depending on how you like it.

Does green tea help you to lose weight?
Green tea increases thermogenesis in your body, boosting your metabolism and, along with a healthy diet and exercise, can increase your metabolism. Burning more calories and helping you towards weight loss goals.

Does green tea contain contain caffeine?
Green tea has a relatively low amount of caffeine per cup (45 milligrams) compared to coffee (95 milligrams). You still get your caffeine boost, but without the jitters – making it a great coffee alternative. With the added boost of those wonderful antioxidants.

Does green tea detox my body?
Your body is actually pretty good at detoxing itself – that’s what your liver is for! Green tea is full of antioxidants and active ingredients that support your body’s natural ability to detox.

Is green tea acidic or alkaline?
Green tea usually has a PH level of 7 or more. That makes it alkaline.
Coffee hovers around a PH level of 5, so it’s much more acidic – which might explain the acid feeling in your stomach when you drink an americano.

How many cups of green tea should I drink a day?
The potency of green tea can obviously vary from plant to plant, brand to brand. But to take full advantage of all the wonderful health benefits of green tea, it’s recommended to drink 2-3 cups per day.

Why is some green tea not green?

There are a couple of reasons for this.

1. During processing, the green tea leaves became slightly oxidised. This means they haven’t retained all the antioxidants to pass on to you!

2. Heat. The longer the leaves are left in hot water, the more they’ll lose their trademark green hue. They’ve likely by now lost their goodness too.

The lesson here is to try and stick to lovely green, green tea!

Does green tea have side effects?

Most of the side effects you may notice from drinking excessive amounts of green tea are a result of its caffeine content.

These include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion.

As long as you stick to the recommended 2-3 cups of green tea per day, you shouldn’t experience any side effects apart from improved health!