Green Tea: A cup a day for well-being your way
Fresh, clean, and packed with positivity—our green tea can help you make the most of everyday. It’s the typical tea of China and Japan, where its revitalizing flavors have been bringing tea lovers moments of refreshment for almost 5000 years. Made from the same leaf as black tea but picked younger for a fresher, lighter flavor, our classic green tea blend is a delicate balance of grassy notes and natural earthiness that makes for a hydrating mid morning pick-me-up or a delicious afternoon refresher.
Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea gives you the uplift you need to stay focused and embrace whatever comes your way.
- Tea is a delicious way to help you achieve the recommended daily fluid intake of 2-2.5 liters a day.1 The first ingredient in tea is water, which is needed by your body to run at its best. Tea is 99.5% water making it just as hydrating and refreshing as water.2,3 Don’t be daunted by the chore of hydrating. Sit back, sip, enjoy!
- A daily consumption of at least 400mg flavonoids may help maintain a healthy heart as part of a diet consistent with dietary guidelines. A cup of Lipton 100% Natural Green Tea contains about 150mg of flavonoids compared to 37mg of flavonoids in 1 cup of fresh orange juice!4
- Tea has less caffeine than coffee*. For those looking for less caffeine, green tea has about one third of the caffeine as coffee and keeps you hydrated!
- Unsweetened tea contains zero calories: Choosing beverages with no added sugars in place of sugar-sweetened beverages can contribute to a healthy diet consistent with dietary guidelines.5 Looking for a twist? Try adding some fruit or herbs for a fresher take on our green tea!
We think our green tea blend is perfect for those moments during the day when you need an interlude to re-energize and revive yourself. It’s just the thing in the morning when you’re gearing yourself up for the day, when you desperately need a dose of pure sunshine in your system before a stressful meeting or when you need to pep yourself up before hitting the gym.
Iced or hot, our smooth green tea is a great accompaniment to breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you’re craving something sweet and fruity, turn to our range of green tea featuring super fruits!
Get the best from your brew
If you’ve ever sampled green tea and found it a bit on the bitter side, it’s likely because it’s been steeping for a little too long. Our Green Tea benefits from brewing in boiled water that’s been left to cool a little. This helps to coax out those lovely, fresh and energizing flavors. If you prefer your green tea to have a bite to it, steep for longer than 2 minutes.
Beyond the brew
Now that you know about the benefits of green tea, find out how Lipton benefits others through our sustainable sourcing practices and partnership with the Rainforest Alliance!
Did you know that Lipton tea traces its roots back to 1890 when Sir Thomas Lipton imported his first shipment? Read about how he revolutionized tea to make it accessible to all here!
*Green tea has 28mg of caffeine per cup and brewed coffee has 95mg per cup6
1. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recommends 2L and 2.5L fluid intake per day for women and men, respectively.
2. Ruxton CH and Hart VA. Black tea is not significantly different from water in the maintenance of normal hydration in human subjects: results from a randomized controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 106(4): 588-95, 2011.
3. Ruxton CH, Phillips F and Bond T. Is Tea a healthy source of hydration? Br Nutrition Foundation. Nutrition Bulletin, 40, 166-176.
4. US Department of Agriculture Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods Release 3.2. September 2015, slightly revised November 2015. 1 cup of fresh orange contains approx. 37mg, 1 medium sized red apple contains approx. 45 mg, 1 cup of cooked broccoli contains approx. 3 mg.
5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/
6. US Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28, released September 2015, slightly revised May 2016.