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How much green tea should I drink in a day?

How Much Green Tea Should I Drink In A Day?

Green tea enthusiasts all know there are many benefits of green tea, from the fantastic flavours and aromas that whisper softly above a steaming cup to the added health points you earn too. However, is there such a thing as overdoing it? Is green tea good for you when you drink it regularly?

Well, we have investigated this topic and have found out just how much green tea is advisable to drink in a day, so read on to discover the truth!

 

How much is enough?

Because the flavour is so good and there are numerous health and beauty benefits of green tea which come from drinking it, it’s often easy to forget how many enjoyable cups you’ve had in a day and more importantly, whether there is in fact too much of a good thing and what the effects of green tea are when you overdo it.

According to research, it’s advisable to drink up to three teacups of lovely green tea per day on average, but remember this is teacups, not mugs. However, the research suggests that it can be possible to exceed this recommended daily amount, but the jury is still out as to whether doing so will be healthy.

  • Five teacups of green tea a day have been said to help reduce the risk of certain cancers, but it’s over the recommended amount so proceed with caution.

 

 

  • Ten teacups of green tea a day are said to be the absolute limit and many in the healthcare industry consider this amount to be too much to consume in one day.

 

What are the effects of drinking too much green tea?

You should be fine if you stick to the recommended amount of three teacups of green tea per day, however, if you exceed this limit then you could experience some negative side-effects which are listed below.

Caffeine overload

One of the ingredients in green tea is caffeine, although green tea contains a much, much smaller amount of caffeine compared to black tea and coffee, which is one of the reasons it’s considered to be better for you.

If you drink too much green tea in one day, you might experience the effects of too much caffeine, such as the famous shakes, headaches and difficulty sleeping.

Overhydration!

You mightn’t have heard of it before because it is extremely rare but it can happen and it is caused by a severe imbalance of the body’s fluid levels and you guessed it, regularly drinking too many teacups of green tea in one day could cause overhydration.

When someone has consumed too much water, it can lead to water intoxication. When this happens, the body’s electrolytes and salts become severely diluted causing hyponatremia, which is what happens when the salt in the body becomes dangerously low.

So, as long as you are drinking the recommended amount of green tea per day you will be absolutely fine!

Nausea

That’s right, if you exceed the recommended daily amount of green tea in a day, then you could even experience stomach troubles and nausea due to the tannins or the polyphenols that are inside it which can cause digestive complaints in some people.

 

Don’t worry, in summation, as long as you stick to the recommended amounts of green tea in a day, you will be able to enjoy not only the fantastic flavour but also the rich health benefits as well. Stock up on your favourite green tea flavours today!

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Go Sober for October Green Tea Mocktails

Sober for October: How to Embrace Green Tea

With Go Sober for October in full swing and its increasing popularity year on year, it can be a huge challenge to quit drinking alcohol, even if it’s for a worthy cause like Macmillan Cancer Support. That’s why at InnovaGreen, we have decided to showcase some of our favourite green tea mocktail recipes to help you on your fundraising mission, or if you are simply looking to cut down on your weekly alcohol units.

 

What is Sober for October?

Go Sober for October is a recent fundraising measure from Macmillan Cancer Support and it encourages people to get sponsored for taking up the challenge of not drinking alcohol for the 31 days in October.

Getting involved this October will help to make a huge and real difference for Macmillan’s cancer support services that provide care to people and their families who are affected by cancer.

If you’re taking part this year, read on to discover some interesting green tea mocktails.

Green Tea Mocktails

There’s a variety of our favourite green tea mocktail recipes available online but we’ve narrowed this list down to our top three, to help you get inspired this October.

 

1.    The Green Goblin

Perfect for a Halloween party; ditch the gin from this Green Goblin cocktail recipe for a refreshing mocktail using InnovaGreen’s herbal green tea, which will enhance the flavour of your mocktail when combined with cucumber, mint, lemon and botanical tonic water. Mmm delicious!

 

2.    Iced Green Tea Mojito Mocktail

If you’re looking for a taste of summer to enjoy on those warmer October autumn days, then this tasty Iced Green Tea Mojito Mocktail is just the ticket. Replace the white wine spritzer in the recipe with some apple juice and our delightful mint green tea for that classic mojito flavour and you can’t go wrong!

 

3.    Jasmine Ginger Iced Green Tea

Try this terrific mocktail with our tasty liquid jasmine green tea for an extra special flavour you’re sure to fall in love with. The combination of warming ginger and floral Jasmine in this mocktail is sure to keep you coming back for more.

 

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The Beauty Benefits of Green Tea

Many people aren’t aware of the multiple benefits green tea can have on your beauty regime. Skincare, haircare and more besides can all be boosted through the natural antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties of green tea.

What is so healthy about green tea?

Rich in age-busting antioxidants, green tea is a popular ingredient in many natural and organic skincare and beauty brands – and it’s easy to see why. Helping to detox your body both from the inside as well as the outside (when used topically), it’s a good idea to double up your anti-ageing efforts with this fantastic ingredient.

Here are some of our favourite green tea beauty hacks that you can try at home!

Green tea facial toner

Try mixing some of our green tea sachets with one tablespoon of aloe vera gel and two tablespoons of fresh cucumber juice in a blender or smoothie maker. Pour this into a suitable container to keep in the fridge for a natural way to boost your skincare routine.

Green tea for acne

Make some cold green tea, then dip in either a cotton bud or pad and lightly dab it on the affected area, leaving it to work its magic for up to 15 minutes before washing off well. Your breakouts could well be cleared with the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea.

Green tea body scrub

If you suffer from dry or rough skin, it can be a real pain to treat – not to mention the expense! Instead, you can whip up a batch of green tea body scrub at home for an effective and affordable treatment. Mix some natural yoghurt, coarse sugar and green tea, for a natural alternative to expensive exfoliators.

Green tea hair masque

If you’ve got brittle or damaged hair you will know how frustrating this is, but don’t fret, you can make your own protective green tea hair masque to get it back on track. Just mix together a beaten raw egg for added protein and some strongly brewed green tea before carefully applying this to your dry scalp, leaving it for half an hour before you wash it out.

 

 

 

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Different Types of Green Tea to Drink

If you’re a tea fanatic, you’ll know that there are plenty of different ways to brew tea – and you probably have pretty strong opinions about which is best. Plenty of other people, however, might not be quite so clued up on their bags, strainers and infusers. Here are just a few of the different kinds of brewing techniques for tea.

Tea bag

Using a tea bag is one of the most popular and easiest methods of brewing green tea. The bag holds the tea leaves together and allows you to brew without any extra equipment. Place the teabag in your mug or teapot and simply add water, leaving the drink to brew for 2-3 minutes.

Loose leaf

Loose leaf tea does what it says on the tin. It refers to black or green tea leaves on their own without any bag or container. In order to brew this you’ll need some extra equipment, like a strainer or perhaps an infuser. These do the same job as a teabag, keeping the leaves together and allowing the hot water to brew through it.

Liquid green tea

The easiest way to brew tea is by using liquid green tea. Rather than using a bag, strainer, infuser or any other implement, all you need do is add water to the liquid green tea. As well as being the easiest way to brew tea, it’s also one of the most versatile, since you can brew hot tea and iced green tea using the same method.

Now that you know a few different ways of brewing your tea, why not find out more about the best cups to drink green tea out of?

Check out our whole range of liquid green tea products right here.

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Green Tea Flavours: Which is Right for You?

The fact that drinking green tea is good for you, and that it tastes delicious, are both commonly accepted facts. Many people want to discover an easy and convenient way of incorporating the fantastic drink into their diet. Luckily, you’ll be happy to hear that there are a whole range of interesting and exciting flavours available, allowing you to tailor your morning green tea to your unique tastes and desires. Here are just a few.

Pure Green

For the green tea purists amongst you – pure green tea does exactly what it says on the tin. This is pure green tea, with nothing extra added. Like all our green tea flavours, pure green liquid green tea sachets derive from native Sri Lankan Camellia sinensis leaves and are vacuum sealed in our premium sachets to last the maximum possible time.

Herbal Green

If you want to maintain that authentic green tea taste, with just a little bit of added herbal twist, then Herbal Green is exactly what you’re looking for. With added chamomile, thyme and peppermint, this combination could be a great way to enjoy relaxing green tea in the evening.

Mint Green

Among the main green tea flavours available in our shop, we also offer a premium Mint Green flavour. With an added minty taste – this is exactly what you’re looking for if you want a refreshing twist to your healthy morning cuppa.

Jasmine Green

Jasmine green tea contains all the same authentic, top quality Sri Lankan tea leaves that you’d expect from other variations, with, as the name would suggest, just a hint of Jasmine. Jasmine, a fairly common addition to a wide range of cuisines, actually derives from a flower that grows across Europe, Asia and Australia.

All the green tea flavours

If you just can’t make your mind up about what type of green tea is for you, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can get the whole range. Our multi flavour combination box comes with 60 distinct teabags, with 15 in each flavour. And at just £9.99, you can even get over 15% off the price of all four combined individual products.

Check out our shop to find out more about these exciting green tea flavours.

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What’s the Best Cup to Drink Green Tea Out Of?

If you’re as enthusiastic a green tea drinker as we are, you’ll know well that the quality of your drink can change drastically depending on the cup or mug you drink it from. Unfortunately, however, it’s not always easy to work out what qualities to look out for when you’re choosing which tea set to buy.

So here’s a look at some of the best teacup materials and why you should get hold of one of them today.

Ceramic

A good portion of teacups are made from ceramic – and there are plenty of good reasons for that. The non-porous material doesn’t hold in dirt and bacteria, which is a good way of making sure that what you’re drinking is pure tea – with no added nasties.

Glass

Glass teacups also have the benefit of being non-porous. In most cases, the glass doesn’t react with the tea in any way, so it’s a great material to ensure the cup doesn’t interfere with the liquid green tea and flavour. The only drawback of glass is it tends to let green tea, and indeed other types of tea, cool down faster – so make sure you drink up fast!

Porcelain

Porcelain is also popular for teacups in this country. One of the benefits of porcelain is it’s easy to create a thin lip at the top of the cup, letting the tea roll quickly onto your tongue. Porcelain also helps to maintain the taste and quality of tea by protecting it against the invasion of tannins.

Buy some first rate green tea

Of course the most important ingredient in a good cup of green tea is some fantastic tea to start off with. And if you’re in a hurry, there’s a good chance you haven’t got time to start fiddling with teabags in order to make that happen. So make sure you’ve got yourself a sachet of convenient, high quality liquid green tea on hand just for that occasion.

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Liquid Green Tea: A Sri Lankan Innovation

On the surface it probably seems like liquid green tea products like ours are an exciting new innovation. After all, being able to make a great cup of tea just by adding water probably isn’t something you’ve experienced before.

But far from being a new-age trend, liquid green tea has been an important staple of one of the most important tea-drinking cultures for centuries. And chances are, you won’t have heard about it. So here’s what you need to know.

Green tea from Sri Lanka

To say Sri Lanka is a country fairly big on their tea would be an understatement of fairly totemic proportions. In fact, it’s the world’s second largest tea exporter, just a nudge behind China. For contrast, it’s worth remembering that China’s population is about sixty times the size of Sri Lanka. So it’s fair to say that their contribution is fairly disproportionate.

Sri Lanka, or Ceylon, as it was known under the British Empire, has been more traditionally associated with black tea than green. And true – whilst they make, drink and export significantly more black tea – a proud tradition in green tea cultivation remains an important part of the country’s history as well. In fact, the tea has been produced in Sri Lanka since the earliest records of tea itself.

Ceylon liquid green tea

Our liquid green tea sachets are based on an ancient Sri Lankan tradition of green tea consumption. We think there’s no finer country in the world from which to source our tea. In fact, we don’t just get our tea from there – we work closely with native specialists to make sure only the finest Sri Lankan tea leaves make their way into your sachet.

Made from Camellia Sinesis leaves, our liquid tea combines the best parts of modern convenience with the ancient tradition of Sri Lankan tea drinking. There’s never been a more convenient time to get all the great taste and health benefits of green tea into your diet today.

Interested? Have a look over our entire range today.

 

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What Are the Polyphenols in Green Tea?

You may have heard about ‘polyphenols’ – one of those many-syllabled health words that gets thrown around meaning ‘something that’s good for you’. Well as it turns out green tea is absolutely full of them, so we thought we’d take a moment to tell you all about polyphenols and why they’re yet another reason it’s worth getting a daily dose of green tea into your diet.

What’s a polyphenol?

Polyphenols are a type of healthy natural compound that occur in a whole range of things you’d expect to have in your diet every day. As well as green tea, they appear in olives, apples, spinach and celery.

There is a whole range of different types of polyphenols. The ones in green tea, and in fact one of the most important, are catechins.

Why are polyphenols in green tea so good for you?

Research shows that the specific catechins in green tea could improve your health in a whole range of different ways. Here are just a few examples:

Beneficial against obesity and type II diabetes

Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea show promising signs of protecting against the damage of obesity and type II diabetes, as well as the risk of developing coronary disease.

Helps metabolic processes

There’s also some compelling evidence to suggest that drinking green tea every day can have a beneficial impact on your metabolism – even going so far as to protect against metabolic syndrome.

Could help protect against cancer

The jury’s still very much out on this one, but studies suggest that drinking regular green tea can help decrease your likelihood of developing cancer. Even if there’s a small chance of green tea keeping you cancer free – that seems like a pretty good reason to incorporate it into your diet to us.

If you want to get more polyphenols in your life, then getting your hands on some Innova Green green tea sachets is a pretty quick and easy way of doing it. Have a look through our range right here and get yours today.

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When’s the Best Time to Drink Green Tea?

 

With something as universally healthy as green tea, it can seem like there’s never a bad time to drink it. And, by and large, that’s quite true. But due to the body’s metabolic processes, there are certainly better times to drink it than others.

So if you’re looking to get the maximum healthy, natural benefits, as well as a soothing, tasty treat, then here’s the best time of day to take it.

The caffeine effect

To many people, one of the downsides to drinking tea is the caffeine content. Luckily however, it’s not quite as much as other caffeinated hot drinks. In fact, green tea can have anything from half to a third of the amount of caffeine as your average cup of coffee.

As long as you avoid drinking it just after you’ve woken up and up to an hour before bed, its caffeine content shouldn’t noticeably affect you.

The weight loss effect

Green tea is often used as a healthy weight loss supplement, since it combines with an active diet and lifestyle to boost the body’s metabolism and encourage weight loss.

To get the full effect of this, try enjoying your it after a meal.

When should you not drink green tea?

Apart from when you wake up and before you sleep, the only other major time to avoid drinking green tea is on an empty stomach. Doing this could potentially exacerbate any side effects of drinking caffeine throughout the day – so just make sure you’ve eaten recently before enjoying your mug.

Liquid green tea

If you’re going to incorporate green tea into your life, whether once or multiple times a day, you’re going to want to find a quick and convenient way of doing it. Luckily, Innova Green liquid green tea is here to help. Simply pour the capsule into a mug, add water, and your healthy, soothing beverage is sorted.

Get yours today.

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It’s Revolutionary, Green Tea in a Sachet

Announcing the launch of Innova Green’s amazing new green tea sachets – transforming the way people prepare tea, forever.

If you’ve ever attempted to prepare a green tea you’ll know just how difficult it can be – choosing just the right leaves, heating the water to exactly the right temperature, steeping for just the right length of time, and, due to the delicacy of the process, if you get any element just a little bit off the results are undrinkable. It’s this time and complexity that has deterred all but the most dedicated from drinking green tea regularly, which is a real shame because not only does it taste delicious, but countless studies have been undertaken in an attempt to prove the many health and wellness benefits this tea affords its drinkers.

Innova Green’s green tea sachets have changed all that, making it quick and easy to prepare the perfect green tea in moments not minutes, no matter where you are.

Take a one-thousand-year-old recipe for the perfect green tea, add the very best minds in the business, a state of the art manufacturing facility, and an innovative mindset and you have a revolutionary new way to make tea.

In each of our sachets is the liquid essence of the finest green tea leaves, prepared for you so all you need to do is to tear open the sachet, pour its contents into warm or cold water – yes you can drink our green tea cold for the first time – and enjoy the subtle flavours of the most fabulous green tea immediately.

Innova Green’s green tea sachets can be bought in boxes of 15 for the home, the office or to take with you wherever you wish to enjoy your tea, or they can be bought in bulk should you wish for your airline, hotel, restaurant or teashop to serve the very best to its patrons, guests or passengers.

To find out what all the fuss is about, go to our Product page and sample the flavours of green tea perfection in an instant.