10 Best Green Tea Homemade And Branded Complete Guidance With Pros & Cons

Green tea is a type of unprocessed tea leaves and buds containing various health benefits. Here we will discuss the best green tea brands and homemade green tea using some powerful kitchen ingredients. 

Green tea originated in China and spread to other east asian countries. There are varieties of green tea available in the market. Although there are very less evidences available about the health benefits of drinking green tea, but it has become very popular nowadays for weight loss, as antioxidant and for other health benefits.

best green tea brand list

Let’s discuss about best green tea brands available in the market (followed by homemade green tea using kitchen ingredients):

1. Ito En Tea Oi Ocha Green Tea

Ito En is one of the best choice for green tea. It contains organic green tea, organic matcha, purified water, ascorbic acid.

Ito En is word class premium brand established in Japan in 1966 since then it continuously leading in beverage industry. It’s unsweetened means zero calorie counts present in it. It’s leading brands are:

  • Teas’ Tea Organic
  • Oi Ocha Tea
  • Matcha Love
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2. Harney & Sons Japanese Sencha green tea

This is another one of the popular best green tea. Harney and sons green tea comes in 12 flavors in which sencha green tea is the most popular one. Dis green tea comes in the form of tea bags in sencha green flavour.

Sencha green tea is very light and delicate tea, you have to steep it for 1-3 minutes in boiling water after that you can drink it.

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3. Bigelow herbal green tea

Bigelow herbal green tea is also one of the best leading green tea brands comes in 15 different flavors. The main ingredient in it is green tea.

It comes in different Three Types of packages;

  • 20 count pack of 6
  • 40 count pack of 6 and 
  • 18 count pack of 6

It comes in three different forms leaves tea bags and tea and the flavour is green tea. In this brand you will get tea for morning afternoon and for night as well for relaxation you can have it in your breakfast, antioxidant green tea, decaffeinated tea, organic tea and different varieties of herbal tea bags. It’s been in green tea industry since 1945 and continuously growing it performance transparency and accountability amongst premium tea brands.

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4.  AriZona Green Tea with ginseng and honey

Arizona green tea is one of the natural and popular green tea comes in the form of bagged. Arizona green tea ginseng and honey is natural tea with sweet and bye premium Orange honey.

It’s widely used in restaurants as it give good froth and being used in vending machines in commercials, restaurants and Café shops.

You can carry it in your bag along with your lunch box or while going to the gym because it can keep you hydrated throughout the day.

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Also Read: AriZona Green Tea Complete Review And Guide

5. Twinings of london jasmine green tea

Twinkling of London green tea comes in 21 delicious flavours and in 10 different packages. The main ingredient in it is green tea with smooth and refreshing taste and flavour.

The story of twinging of London started in 1706 and opened first tea shop of it in 1717 in London’s Strand. 

This is one of the finest and perfect green tea with mild and smooth taste and and enticing aroma. It comes in the form of K-cups. It sales it’s tea in more than 100 countries worldwide.

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6. Numi organic tea gunpowder

Numi Organic powder comes in 7 different delicious flavours and in three size of packages. The main ingredient in it is organic gunpowder green tea. It comes in the form of loose leaves and gunpowder green flavour. 

Whole organic tea leaves gently plucked and then rolled up to form tight balls. Then it get sealed in resealable pouches so that you can keep it fresh after every steeping.

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7. Matcha DNA certified green tea

Matcha DNA certified organic matcha Green Tea powder comes in pack of tin container. It’s main ingredient is USDA certified organic matcha green tea powder and comes in the form of powder. It’s most popular amongst the best green tea.

Original matcha green tea originated in high mountains of China and Japan which most of the people do not aware about. Macha green tea is a natural super food and it contains Vitamin B1, B2, vitamin C, E beta carotene, iron calcium and amino acids.

It’s every batch being tested by third party laboratory to check lead and heavy metal content then it is get packed in BPA free packages.

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Also Read: What Is Taro Milk Tea Complete Review And Guide

8. Tazo Green Tea

Tazo tea bags green tea comes in 17 delicious different flavours and in two size of packages. Each bag contain 20 individually wrapped tea bags for every cup of tea to relax and to refresh yourself. It’s main ingredient is green tea, lemongrass, lemon verbena, spearmint leaves and natural flavours.

It’s moderately caffeinated to awake your senses and to keep you active. It’s non GMO certified and you can enjoy it in the morning with your breakfast and in the afternoon. You can enjoy it hot or with ice.

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9. Davidson’s Tea Bulk Gunpowder Green Tea

It’s another green tea amongst the best green tea and comes in a wide range of various flavours and taste. There are 103 different flavours and options available in Davidson’s tea. It comes in the form of powder. It’s main ingredient is 100% organic gun powder green tea.

They are planning to give word class customer service and are since 1976 in green tea industry. They offer their in farm growing green tea and claims the purest form of green tea with no artificially added chemicals.

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10. Taylor’s of harrogate green tea

Taylor’s of harrogate green tea is another the best green tea and comes in tea bags form and 11 different delicious flavours. They had started thier family tea business and company back in 1886 in UK. It’s 130 years now of thier dedicated tea serving contribution in the tea industry. 

It’s main ingredient is Taylor’s of harrogate green tea with jasmine powder and is very powerful antioxidant.

You have to just boil the water and dip tea bag in it for 2-3 minutes. It’s to be noted that jasmine should be serve without the milk. You can add either sugar or honey to sweetened the taste.

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Homemade green tea | how to make green tea at home using kitchen ingredients

Here is a process to make best green tea naturally at home using kitchen ingredients. The herbs and spices which are going to be used for available usually in every kitchen, are:

  • Cloves 
  • Ginger 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Lemongrass 
  • Cardamom
  • Black pepper
  • Drinking water

Process to prepare homemade green tea 

  • Add two cups of water in a medium saucepan, put it on medium flame.
  • Add cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom in it.
  • Add any sweetening agent raw sugar or jaggery as per your taste. If you are diabetic or don’t like sweet you can skip this step or add any other flavoring agent. (Do not add honey in the hot water as it becomes toxic according to Ayurveda, rather you can add honey in lukewarm water)
  • Let the sugar dissolve at the simmer flame and stir it occasionally.
  • Keep the saucepan aside from the heat on kitchen countertop and add two teaspoon of loose green tea leaves.
  • Let the leaves in it for 2 to 3 minutes do not leave it for a long else the taste will get bitter.
  • Now strain it with the help of strainer.
  • Add lemon juice by squeezing it just before serving.

How to make green tea from tea bags

  • Add a cup of water in a saucepan 
  • Boil it and rest it on the countertop of the kitchen 
  • Dip green tea bag in it for 2 to 3 minutes 
  • After that remove the tea bag and serve it 
  • Do not heat green tea again after dipping tea bags or green tea leaves in it.
  • Now serve hot or iced 
  • You can also add sugarcubes as sweetening agent if you want.

Health benefits of green tea

  • Keeps you active and hydrated.
  • Improves brain functioning as it contains moderate amount of caffeine not as much as in coffee or in black tea but it is sufficient to awake your brain functioning and to keep you active.
  • Helps in weight loss as it boost metabolic rate and in this way losses your energy rapidly resulting in fat loss.
  • Protects against cancer as it contains natural polyphenols in a rich quantity which reduces inflammation and helps to fight with cancer.
  • Lowers the risk of Cardiac disease as it reduces the formation of free radicals in our body and protects cells from being damaged.
  • Helps in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
  • It lowers the risk of bacterial growth and lowers the risk of infections whether it is oral infection or inside the digestive track.
  • It improves insulin level thus reduces blood sugar levels and helps preventing type to diabetes.
  • It improves total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in blood and lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Helps to keep your active and energetic throughout the day.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between green tea and black tea?

Both green tea and black tea comes from the same origin, plant chamelia senansis. Black tea is dried form of tea leaves which is oxidated form and contains much amount of caffeine. Where as green tea is freshly process and either no oxidized or very little oxidized and contains no or very less amount of caffeine in it, in comparison to black tea.

Does green tea have caffeine?

Yes, green tea contains very less amount of caffeine. It contains as much caffeine as available in 1/4th cup of coffee. Green tea contains 20 to 30 MG of caffeine in a cup where as black tea contains 50 to 55 mg caffeine in a cup of black tea.

Which green tea has the most health benefits?

Undoubtedly matcha green tea is the healthiest and the best Green Tea amongst all, as its highest level of antioxidants and having beta carotene content in it which is anti cancer property of it.

How do I choose green tea?

When you are choosing green tea you have to see whether the leave of tea are whole or torned. Always prefer whole leaf green tea and look at the colour of it as green tea does not undergo to the oxidation process that’s why it’s colour does not turn Brown. Prefer green fresh tea leaves which are green in colour neither dark or brown coloured.

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