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May 1, 2007 10:03 AM

Green Teas with the Highest Amount of EGCG?

Does anyone know of some good green teas that have higher amounts of EGCG than most? And if so, are they readily available in markets or stores?

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  1. sounds like this question was read off of the label of snapple's green tea in bottles.

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    1. re: ccbweb

      Haha, no it wasn't, especially since those have next to nothing in the way of EGCG.

      Anyone out there a green tea aficionado? Thanks for any help on this.

      1. re: hiddenboston

        I'm not an aficionado but but I have been drinking and serving Asian teas for quite some time. From what little I've seen about EGCG and green tea, those teas made from larger leaves probably have the highest content.
        There is some fair information on benefits and types of green teas here:

        Also, not every "green tea" from Asia is green tea. The real deal is made from under processed tea leaves, the same type that black and oolong teas come from. NOT the various fruit and grain drinks that have "green" in their name or description.

    2. I would be interested to know the answer to this question as well!

      Is Green Tea with EGCG and Cachecins (sp?) really attributed to weight loss? Is one preferred over another by the ChowHounds?!


        1. Dr. Mark Hyman in his book Ultra-Metabolism (which I highly recommend) recommends organic green teas with high EGCG and suggests these sources:

          Yogi Tea (I like their kombucha), Choice Organic Teas, Republic of Tea and Numi Tea

          I was so glad he offered those sources because, really, what nutrient list even states these, so one can find them on one's own?

          1. Your best bet for max EGCG is matcha powder.
            you can buy it at asian groceries, but also online -