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Green Teas with the Highest Amount of EGCG?

hiddenboston May 1, 2007 10:03 AM

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?

  1. ccbweb May 1, 2007 10:12 AM

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

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    1. re: ccbweb
      hiddenboston May 1, 2007 10:21 AM

      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
        hannaone May 1, 2007 10:38 AM

        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:
        http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tn...

        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. k
      ktcolt May 1, 2007 11:45 AM

      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?!

      Thanks!

      1. Miss Needle May 2, 2007 12:14 PM

        You may want to check this link out:

        http://www.tzu-the.com/our_story/abou...

        1. SeaSide Tomato May 2, 2007 07:38 PM

          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. Marianna215 May 3, 2007 01:29 PM

            Your best bet for max EGCG is matcha powder.
            you can buy it at asian groceries, but also online -
            http://www.amazon.com/Vita-Life-Match...

            1. PseudoNerd May 7, 2007 06:47 PM

              Ito-En offers a concentrated "sencha shot" in a tiny can that's available at most Asian supermarkets.

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                samiec78 May 5, 2009 03:49 PM

                I found a product! It's amazing! Green Tea Hydra. 265mg's of egcg per serving. I think it's available in some grocery stores. They also have a website. I've lost some weight with it but I love it for the energy. I also like to brew 2 bags of regular green tea but I don't know what a good brand is or how much the brand makes a difference?

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