Top 5 Green Teas!

From our last article on green tea you’ll know that it’s well worth swapping your daily cuppa for a mug of this green goodness. From helping you fight the signs of ageing to preventing illnesses, green tea has many benefits for your overall wellbeing. However, there are so many choices available on our supermarket shelves each with their own good and bad points, that’s we’ve gathered together Top 5 Green Teas to help you make your decision that little bit easier!

1. Organic Rooibos Green Tea, 40 Tea Bags – £1.99

Winning the Great Taste Awards in 2014, this green tea had to be our number one. It’s famous for not having that horrible bitter taste that many other brands have and it’s even organic. The green tea is harvested by hand which is pretty amazing and that makes the price even more unbelievable compared to its four competitors here!

2. Double Dragon Organic Green Tea, 25 Tea Bags – £2.35

Although it’s a bit pricier you can’t underestimate how amazingly good for you this particular brand of green tea is. Not only is it certified organic by the Soil Association, the UK’s leading organic food and farming organisation, but it’s made with 100% green tea. Some green teas actually have as little as 50% green tea in them. So this little gem is well worth the extra pennies in order to see your health flourish.

3. Heath & Heather Organic Green Tea with Coconut, 20 Tea Bags – £2.49

We’ve rated this mostly on the taste. The world has gone crazy for coconuts lately so this tea is perfect for all the coconut lovers out there (including me!). It’s light, flavoursome and contains 3% coconut granules with 97% green tea so it’s really a great boost for your body. It’s organic too, which is always better than the non-organic versions because they contain fewer harmful chemicals.

4. Twinings Mango & Lychee Green Tea, 20 Tea Bags – £1.99

This is a personal favourite right now because it’s fruity but not too sweet. If you love green tea but need something a bit different to spice things up, this is the one for you. It doesn’t have as much green tea as the others, because 11% of it is made up of the natural flavourings, but it’s a great price for a delicious cuppa.

5. Teapigs Mao Feng Green Tea, 15 Tea Bags – £3.99

The Teapigs ‘green with envy’ green tea won the Great Taste Awards in 2015 so it’s worthy of a spot here. It’s not organic and it is expensive for the amount you get (50 tea bags are £11.45). But if you’re a believer in spending more to get better quality then this brand is right up your street!

All of these green teas are generally sold in either Holland & Barrett or the big supermarkets. Swap at least one of your daily cuppas for a green tea and you’ll be helping your body to flush out toxins, fight disease and feel energised. We’d love to hear what your favourite green tea brand is and leave a comment if you try any of these in our Top 5!

Safia Yallaoui

Safia is a lifestyle blogger and coach at the fitness membership company MoveGB. She also has an MA in journalism and has done a variety of freelance work in print, radio and online. After losing 14lbs a few years ago Safia got into health and fitness realising the most important thing about clean eating is nourishing your body. She loves to keep in shape with weight training and going to fitness classes. Whilst training to be a Nutritional Therapist she is learning how to alleviate health problems by including or omitting certain foods and has a keen interest in the affects of sugar on a person's physical and mental health.

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