A Guide To Green Tea & Why You Should Be Drinking It

green tea in reusable cup

It is common to hear these days that green tea is great for you, but what are the exact benefits and what is the best way to brew it?

Green tea has many health benefits including:

  • It can help you to improve your endurance during exercise. Scientifically it has been proven that the antioxidants in green tea can help the body to burn fat as fuel.
  • The antioxidants in green tea help to keep your body healthy. Though the scientific evidence is mixed, it is believed that the properties in the tea help to fight off a whole list of cancers and lower the risk of a heart attack. 
  • It is hydrating and delicious!
  • Tea can be taken on the go with a reusable tea cup.


So how do we make a great cuppa?

We recommend staying on the cooler side when it comes to preparing the water for green tea. Usually around 65 Celsius - 70 Celsius. Trying to use slightly colder water will ensure your tea does not taste bitter or even grassy. 


With all teas, it is hard to give exact and optimal steeping times. Different tea will need different amounts of time.  As a guide, we suggest steeping tea for 2-4 minutes.

And the best part, with an Uppercup you can take your tea on the go! Uppercup is a sustainable keep cup that perfect for tea drinkers. The double-wall design means that your tea will stay warm and your fingers cool. The Uppercup comes in three sizes, 8oz, 12oz and 16oz, so there is the perfect size for every tea drinker. The cup can also double as a water cup.

Are you a tea lover? Do you notice any benefits? Let us know in the comments below!

Learn more here... about our reusable teacups and Detox bottles for the more health-conscious person. 

Taking part in ethical shopping and purchasing an eco cup for your tea means you can take your tea on the go.


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