Green Tea Facts
Like me, green tea has spent a fair bit of time in the limelight in recent years. Despite the numerous benefits of green tea many people are still in the dark about what makes up this deliciously refreshing tasting cuppa.
Here are some basic facts about green tea:
How many calories are in green tea?
I like to think of tea as a guilt-free pleasure. The average cuppa with a dash of semi-skimmed milk and without sugar clocks in at a mere 14 calories. Green tea has even fewer at just two calories per 200ml. (if you pop milk or sugar in then it will be more than 2 calories though, pals!)
Does green tea have caffeine in it?
Yes, all tea contains naturally occurring caffeine (you can try our Decaf Tea if you’re cutting down). Depending on how generous your servings are, a mug of green tea can contain up to 75mg of caffeine, which is about half as much as you’d get from a mug of filter coffee.
How much green tea can I drink in a day?
It is recommended that most adults should try and cap their caffeine intake at 300mg a day, which is the equivalent of about six cups of green tea. Pregnant women are advised to limit their caffeine to 200mg a day, with many tea-loving mums-to-be opting for Decaf instead.
Can you drink green tea cold?
Call me old fashioned, but I like to drink tea when it’s piping hot. That said, a few summers ago I started making my own Iced Green Tea to help keep me cool and refreshed. It’s a delicious recipe, even if I do say so myself.