Is there a lot of caffeine in tea?
On average, a cup of normal black tea has about half the caffeine of a cup of coffee. It does of course depend on how strong you make it! Most health organizations say that ‘moderate caffeine consumption’ for adults is about 300mg a day. That is roughly about six cups of tea. All teas contain caffeine – including Green, White, Puerh & Oolong – however these teas generally contain less caffeine than normal black tea. Rooibos & herbal infusions are made from different plants, so they are naturally caffeine-free.
Is tea fattening?
Taken without milk, black tea is both calorie and fat-free. Hurrah! However, even with a splash of semi-skimmed milk, a cup of Robert Roberts tea still only has about 14 calories.
Can tea count towards my recommended amount of water per day?
Doctors recommend that we drink between 1.5 and 2.5 litres of water a day. Lots of liquids can make up this amount: juice, milk, and even tea. That’s good news for all our tea lovers.
What other benefits can I get from drinking tea?
Flavonoid antioxidants are naturally present in tea. Along with other antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin A and chlorophyll, flavonoid antioxidants can help to keep cells and tissues healthy. They do this by mopping up free radicals – atoms or molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals are made by all living organisms, but they’re also in things like pollution. While we all need free radicals, a build-up in our bodies can damage cells and DNA.