More tea facts

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Even though I’m an avid tea drinker, I still frequently learn something new about tea’s health benefits. For instance, did you know that green tea is a good source of vitamin C? How much? Well, one source says that green tea has more vitamin C than an orange, but another says there’s about 280mg per 100g of loose leaves (3g = 1 teaspoon, meaning about 9g of vitamin C per cup… a medium orange has 70mg). I couldn’t seem to find a definitive answer.

Most of tea’s vitamin C is lost during fermentation, so black and oolong teas have significantly less than green tea.

One Response to “More tea facts”

  1. Alex

    The oh-i-ocha 1500 on this site is chock full of Vitamin C

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