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.