With innumerable health benefits to offer, green tea has taken the world by storm. You see more and more people discarding their masala chais to go for this cupful of health. But with far too many companies launching their green teas, one might find themselves at a loss concerning which one to go for. So we have compiled the best ten brands of green tea that are available in India.

Top 10 Green Tea Brands In India

  1. Organic India
  2. 24 Mantra Organic Green Tea
  3. Basilur
  4. Typhoo
  5. Golden Tips
  6. Twinings
  7. Happy Valley
  8. Lipton
  9. Tetley
  10. LaPlant

1. Organic India

Organic India, as a brand, has risen in popularity over the past few years. They claim to be dedicated to providing quality organic products, with a sustainable business model that is ethical, socially responsible, and environmentally conscious. Their offerings in green tea include flavored tea bags as well as loose leaves. Their products are unique because all their green teas come infused with tulsi or basil.

They offer a wide range of flavors, which includes lemon-ginger, earl grey, jasmine, and pomegranate.

Pros

  • Organic
  • Great flavor
  • Easily available
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • All the green teas come infused with tulsi, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

Price: INR 154-220

Where To Buy: Amazon

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2. 24 Mantra Organic Green Tea

24 Mantra is a relatively new brand that seeks to promote organic produce. With no use of pesticides and sustainable farming practices, the brand wants to bring healthier ways of living to the masses.

Pros

  • Organic
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily available

[ Read: Simple Ways To Prepare Green Tea ]

Cons

  • The leaves are extremely fine, which might leave a residue in the tea.

Price: INR 120

Where To Buy: Amazon

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3. Basilur

Basilur is a luxury brand of tea. It is imported from Sri Lanka. They boast of exotic blends and beautiful packaging. Their tea is 100% Ceylon, and they offer a wide variety of premium flavors. All of their teas come in tin caddies or cardboard boxes.

Pros

  • Attractive packaging
  • Unique blends
  • Pure Ceylon teas

Cons

  • Expensive

Price: INR 899

Where To Buy: Amazon

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4. Typhoo

A British brand, Typhoo has been around for over a century. Their product was launched in India quite recently, but has become a popular brand nonetheless.

Pros

  • Wide range of flavors
  • Easily available
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • No cons as such

Price: INR 165

Where To Buy: Amazon

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5. Golden Tips

Golden Tips offers pure single-source Darjeeling tea. It boasts of a large number of loose leafed variants that come in attractive brocade packaging.

Pros

  • Attractive packaging
  • Unique flavors

Cons

  • Expensive

Price: INR 360

Where To Buy: Amazon

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6. Twinings

Twinings is one of the more popular brands of tea around. It has a rich history of over 300 years. Their range of green teas comes in a variety of flavored tea bangs as well as loose leaves.

Pros

  • Large number of variants
  • Easily available
  • Inexpensive
  • The tea bags are wrapped in individual packets

Cons

  • No cons as such

Price: INR 270

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7. Happy Valley

With the growing popularity of organic products, Happy Valley is another brand that offers organically grown green tea.  Their teas are grown in Darjeeling, and they promote Bio dynamic practices.

Pros

  • Organic
  • The teabags come individually wrapped

Cons

  • Expensive

Price: INR 558

Where To Buy: Amazon

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8. Lipton

Lipton is one of the more well-known brands of green teas that are available in India. Available at every nook and corner, this is the go-to tea for many. It is made with young tea leaves, and contains no additives.

Pros

  • Easily available
  • Inexpensive
  • A large number of variants

[ Read: How To Use Lipton Green Tea For Weight Loss? ]

Cons

  • The bitterness can be overpowering if steeped for too long.
  • Not organic

Price: INR 60

Where To Buy: Amazon

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9. Tetley

Tetley was one of the first brands to launch green tea in India. It has made its way into many store shelves and quite a few households. With so many brands launching their own green teas, the popularity of Tetley never seems to be on the decline.

Pros

  • Easily available
  • Inexpensive
  • Comes individually packaged

Cons

  • Has a bitter under-taste
  • Very few variants

Price: INR 160

Where To Buy: Amazon

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10. LaPlant

LaPlant is a startup based in Mumbai. Although they are relatively new to the field, they have managed to establish quite a reputation. They offer unique and exotic blends of premium green tea, approved by blending experts.

Pros

  • Easily available online
  • Large number of variants
  • Reasonably priced
  • Attractive packaging

Cons

  • All the variants not always available

Price: INR 220

Where To Buy: Amazon

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That’s our list of the best green tea brands available in the market. Here’s some additional information that will help you brew the perfect cup of tea.

How To Brew

It is very easy to go wrong while brewing green tea. It needs to be brewed at the right temperature, for the right amount of time. For that perfect cup of tea, the optimal temperature is 80 degree Celsius. Anything over this temperature and you risk your tea turning bitter. Green tea has a lot of elements in it that contribute to its complex flavor. It has something called tannins, which is what causes the bitterness. Tannins dissolve at a higher temperature, which is why green tea tastes bitter when you brew it in water that is too hot.

The rule of thumb for making green tea is that the smaller the tea leaves are, the shorter the brewing time should be. The ideal time falls between one and three minutes, depending on the length of the leaves and the temperature of the water. The lower the temperature is, the longer the brewing time can be.

[ Read: Benefits Of Green Tea That You Should Definitely Know ]

How To Store

Green tea, be it tea bags or loose leaves, should be stored properly. Exposure to air can cause your tea to go stale or make it lose its flavor. Light can degrade the tea leaves, both the color and the flavor. It can also set off reactions that make the tea lose its antioxidant properties. The tea leaves readily absorb moisture, which can make the tea taste bitter when you brew it. It can also make the tea susceptible to bacteria or fungal growth. Which is why it should be stored in an airtight container, away from light and moisture.

When To Use

Because of its caffeine content, green tea improves alertness. So it can be had in the mornings to jumpstart your day. However, do not have it on an empty stomach. Also, taking it closer to your bedtime is not recommended, as it might cause sleeping issues.

Caution

Green tea has numerous benefits to offer when consumed in moderate amounts. But drinking too much green tea, which is more than five cups a day, is not recommended (1). If had in excess, it can create various health issues. It contains caffeine, which can induce headaches, sleeplessness, nausea, vomiting, irregular heartbeat, and heartburn.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid green tea due to its caffeine content. Green tea may aggravate certain conditions, including anxiety, osteoporosis, liver damage, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Green tea also lowers blood sugar, which is why diabetics ingesting it should carefully monitor their blood glucose.

When it comes to green tea, the options are endless. So pick one, or even try them all, to find your perfect match.

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  • Prasad

    Nature’s treat green tea from Hyderabad is also a good quality green tea.

  • Poojitha

    I am a working women and i’m really fat which makes me lose my self confidence at times when i need it the most.I tried many things to lose my weight but i could’nt. And i have also started drinking green tea when i heard it would seriously help.And yes it did change me. I would suggest everyone to try it once and see the change :)

  • Anonymous

    must try palampur tea also

  • Karan

    Verynutri green tea is awesome too .

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Vehej, you can shop for Yogi tea on Yogi tea official website and also on Amazon.in.

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Leah, yes you can have a cup of coffee too…if you take green tea in the morning…you may alternate that with a cup of coffee or a normal tea in the evening. Always maintain a good interval of time between the two drinks.

  • leah

    thank you..but can i have tea on about 4pm and another 1 for about 8 or 9 in the evening?

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

      Yes Leah, you can have a cup in the evening around four and another one around eight or nine pm…also make sure that you do not have any other caffeinated drinks in excess.

  • leah

    same green tea

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/ StyleCraze

    Hi Dan, flavored green teas may have diminished benefits not always due to the fact that they are flavored, but instead that they are so far away from the original flavor-packed leaf. In studies on green tea products, bottled, decaffeinated, teabag, and instant varieties of green tea have been found to retain far lower levels of flavonoids than fresh green tea made from loose leaves. Another reason that flavored green tea may be less healthy than regular green tea is that it is often heavily sweetened. Covering up the natural taste of green tea with artificial flavors and tons of sugar or no-calorie sweetener can quickly tip the balance from healthy to unhealthy. Flavored green tea can be as healthy as regular green tea as long as it is prepared correctly. Using fresh, loose leaf blends is the best way to get all the health benefits with none of the extra sugar or extraneous ingredients.