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Does Green Tea Have Caffeine?

By Hannah Graham | ; ?>

Yes, green tea has caffeine. If you’re worried about caffeine, relax. Green tea has half the caffeine of a can of Coke (30-60 mg per serving). It has less than half the caffeine of a cup of coffee. And if you drink green tea you will relax without even trying. Unlike the caffeine in soda and coffee, the caffeine in green tea does not raise your blood pressure. It even has a calming effect, in spite of the caffeine.

Are you still worried about the caffeine in green tea? If so, it’s not surprising, considering how caffeine often gets a bad rap. Studies show that our bodies benefit from a moderate intake of caffeine each day. If you’re avoiding caffeine for health reasons you’re actually depriving your body of health benefits.

The best way to get caffeine is in green tea. Don’t add sugar to the green tea because that will dilute the benefits of the caffeine.

There are benefits to green tea apart from the caffeine, of course. For example, Purdue University conducted a study that showed that green tea has a compound that helps fight cancer cells. Also, if you have rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune difficulties, high cholesterol, frequent infections and heart disease, green tea has been proven to be effective. It also destroys the bacteria that causes tooth decay. These are just a few of the benefits of green tea. It can even help you lose weight! But I’ll save those wondrous details for another article.

You’re probably wondering: Why green tea instead of other types of tea?

Green tea leaves are steamed whereas black and oolong tea leaves are fermented and the compounds in them are not nearly as effective as a result.

If you’ve avoided green tea because you don’t like the taste let me assure you that there is a huge variety of green tea available. Some are blended with spices, some have an edgier taste, some are almost sweet.

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If you want to start exploring the world of green tea there’s no better place to start than Mellow Monk’s Green Teas starter pack. All their teas are affordable and shipped right to your door. The tea is grown on family farms in Japan. Some of these farms have been in the same family for several generations.

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