Earlier, it used to be sugar-free food, sugar-free drinks, and now it’s caffeine free drinks. With health being the major issue of concern, anything that is healthy is attracting immense attention, nowadays. People have become more aware of the effects of different things on their health and are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle. From vegan diets to fruit detoxes, the modern generations are trying it all to be healthier and stronger.
Tea, one of the two most popular caffeine beverages in the world is consumed by millions of people all around the world. It has been a part of our daily schedule for ages but its form has changed as awareness about it grew. From a milk-based tea, shifting to black tea with no milk, then to black tea with no sugar and finally to green tea. A lesser known variety of tea, green tea has been trending in health magazines, on health shows, health advice forums, and on many more platforms. Green tea has been used in many old cultures as medicine and is slowly gaining the attention of the commercial market. More and more companies and brands are coming up with their own green tea brands and fusions as they compete for the top market share in the healthy food products sector.
Here are top 10 popular green tea brands which have been appreciated by both consumers and health experts.
- Typhoo Green Tea
A 100 year old iconic British brand, the founder had developed and sold blends in his shop in 1903. After its acquisition by the Apeejay Surrendra group, the brand has launched a new range of herbal teas and fruit infusions. The company offers interesting blends and infusions with ingredients like Tulsi, cinnamon, jasmine, and lemongrass. Their tea has been called one of the most refreshing experiences.
Order some online and check that out for yourself.
- Gaia Green Tea
Gaia, which is Greek for “Goddess of the Earth”, aptly, describes the vision behind this line of products. The company was founded under the believe that Mother Nature, through its rich resources and diversity, offers us the most amazing ways to take care of our health. The brand offers various flavored green teas, tea infusions, and green iced tea mixes along with other health foods. You can select from flavors like ginger, lemon, jasmine, mint, honey, and elaichi. The brand claims that these teas will help you to lose weight and regenerate yourself by improving digestion and encouraging a healthier lifestyle.
Their products are available for sale on most e-commerce sites.
- LaPlant Tea
A relatively new company in the market, LaPlant tea is a Mumbai based startup which specializes in creating unique tea- blends to offer a wide range of aromas and flavors. The company claims that it selects high quality tea during peak harvesting seasons and their blenders make innovative combinations using various natural and wellness enhancing herbs and spices along with the tea. They offer a variety of green teas, herbal teas, and infusions (fruit and flower).
All of their products are available on e-commerce sites and come in impressive packaging.
- Happy Valley Organic Tea
Coming from the famous tea estates of Darjeeling, these teas are grown by the Ambootia group who has a large number of tea gardens in the various tea estates. Their products are certified organic and the whole process of preparing these teas has been verified by accredited agencies. No fermentation during the process and high quality products has earned Happy Valley substantial praise and recognition. Their products are available for sale online or can be bought during a visit to the famous tea gardens in Darjeeling.
- Basilur Tea
These golden liquids come straight from the lush gardens of Sri Lanka or as some of you might know it – “Ceylon”. They offer a range of exotic blends made from the finest quality tea available in the Sri Lanka. They offer everything from unblended collections to fruit infusions. Their products are available in tin boxes, tea bags, zipper lock pouches, wrapped foil sachets, and a few other interesting kinds of packaging.
Basilur is available in a lot of countries worldwide and can be found it major retail stores and on e-commerce sites.
- Chamong Organic Teas
The Chamong group has some of the finest and oldest gardens in Assam and Darjeeling and has been producing teas for more than 50 years. They offer a variety of flavored organic green teas and infusions. The group believes that tea is one of the best preventive medicines and is rich in chemicals which make the body healthy and energized. All of the tea products are organically grown in their own gardens and go through a series of strict checks before they are packed and shipped. The Chamong group also exports products to Europe, Japan, and a few other countries.
Products are also available for sale online.
- Organic India
Organic India, a popular brand in India, the US, and Australia, has gained considerable attention in the past few years. What’s special about Organic India is that their tea blends come infused with ‘Tulsi’ or Holy Basil, an herb widely used for its medicinal properties. Mixed with the finest quality organic tea leaves, these blends are known to offer stress relief, and a natural boost to your immune system. The company claims that it follows an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible model and is dedicated to giving back to Mother Nature as tea and other herbs are her gifts to us.
Products are available for online order and other details for bulk orders are given on the website.
- Golden Tips
Established in 1933, Golden Tips claims that it offers 100 % pure single origin unblended teas from India. The company offers a wide variety of black, white, oolong, and green teas and is especially known for its green and oolong teas. Their organic blends have received appreciation too. The company runs exclusive tea boutiques and stores all over India which are visited by tea connoisseurs from all over the world.
The brand has a global online store, global export projects, and a retail chain in India.
- Steven Smith Teamaker
One of the most popular brands in North America, Steven Smith Teamaker was started by one of the biggest tea entrepreneurs who also launched the Universal tea company and the Tazo tea company, now a subsidiary of Starbucks. Steven Smith offers a wide collection of black, white, green, and herbal tea infusions. They make teas from leaves and ingredients that they get from more than 5 countries which include China, India, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Indonesia, and USA. With a hint of spearmint and myrtle, their Mao Fend full leaf green tea from China can be a delight to enjoy.
- Numi Organic Tea
Perhaps one of the most aesthetic brands in the market, Numi was started by art loving brother and sister with the vision of inspiring well-being of mind, body and spirit through the simple art of tea. They offer a huge variety of hand-picked organic and fair trade herbal teas. Their gunpowder green tea is extremely popular and which are just steamed leaves rolled into small pellets which explode on brewing in hot water. The explosion makes the brew subtly rich in flavor which enriches the whole experience.
They ship their products to most parts of the world.
Green tea has been used in the East for centuries as a treatment for a variety of health conditions and as a preventive medicine. While tests don’t provide sufficient evidence of the medicinal benefits, green tea is still a safe beverage with small but effective advantages due to its antioxidant properties and some other minerals. It has been regarded as one of the best social drinks without any observed side effects. So, move past your conventional caffeine drinks and kick start your healthy lifestyle with a refreshing cup of fruit infused organic green tea!