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FAQ

1. Is it safe to EAT Green Tea?
2. Why do you only carry a couple of products?
3. Is the whole leaf or powdered form better for me?
4. I’ve never bought EDIBLE green tea before. Is your product expensive?
5. What is the difference between green tea, black tea, and oolong tea?
6. I understand that a single serving of EatGreenTea has as many antioxidants found in 30 cups of brewed tea – is the same true of the caffeine content?

1. Is it safe to EAT Green Tea?

There are some legitimate reasons to be concerned about eating green tea. While many teas are suitable for brewing and drinking, most teas are not suitable for direct consumption. The majority of teas are not organic, so they carry residual pesticides, herbicides, and remnants from unhealthy fertilizers.When choosing a tea for direct consumption, it is important that it be organic to insure that it has not been exposed directly to toxic elements by the farmer. However, just buying organic tea is not enough. Why? Here’s just a few reasons:

Soil and water may have been polluted decades ago and still be passing toxicity onto the tea plants.

Many of the world’s teas come from areas negatively impacted by industrial pollution by way of acid rain, noxious gases, and polluted rainwater runoff. The tea plants absorb these toxins and pass them through to their leaves. However, most tea is still safe to drink because many of these toxins are not water-soluble so the toxic elements are not transferred over to your brewed tea.

Many facilities continue to use processing tools that contain lead.

So if you’re going to buy tea for direct consumption, be sure to ask the supplier if they’ve tested their tea for levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, and arsenic. Most companies choose not to test their teas because it is a very expensive process. EatGreenTea.com tested samples from all over the world to ensure that we are carrying the healthiest, most pure form of whole leaf green tea available. Eat your green tea with peace of mind.

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2. Why do you only carry a couple of products?

Our mission is to provide you with the world’s purest green tea so that you can safely enjoy the benefits of eating green tea. We spent over a year, and many thousands of dollars to find organic green tea with the highest levels of antioxidants and lowest levels of toxins anywhere. We are excited to have found the absolute purest green tea available, and we are proud to present it to you in both whole leaf and powdered form.

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3. Is the whole leaf or powdered form better for me?

The nutritional value of the whole leaf and powdered version are going to be very similar. So from a health standpoint you can’t go wrong with either one. When deciding which is the best for you consider how you will be using it. Some bakers prefer the bright green color that the powdered form imparts. But if you’re adding it to salsa, dressings, or pasta sauces I would recommend the whole leaf as it doesn’t affect the color of your food. Most people will buy a bag of each in their first order to sample them both.

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4. I’ve never bought EDIBLE green tea before. Is your product expensive?
Actually our product is about 30% to 40% cheaper than it normally would be because we’re buying directly from the tea farm and selling directly to you. No middle men, no sales reps, no distributors marking up the product along the way. You can certainly find less expensive tea, but not at this level of quality. 100% organic, lab-tested to ensure purity, and the highest grade tea leaves available.

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5. What is the difference between green tea, black tea, and oolong tea?

All these types of teas come from the exact same plant: Camelia Sinesis. What makes them different is how they are processed. Tea leaves will begin to oxidize soon after they are picked. If this oxidization process is allowed to continue, then the leaves will turn a darker color as their chlorophyll breaks down and tannins are released. This results in the black tea that most people are accustomed to drinking. To make green tea, the oxidization process is halted almost immediately after picking by exposing the leaves to a heat process. Oolong tea is about halfway between green tea and black tea. It was allowed to partially oxidize before being exposed to a heat treatment to stop the oxidization.

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6. I understand that a single serving of EatGreenTea has as many antioxidants found in 30 cups of brewed tea – is the same true of the caffeine content?

No. While you’ll be getting a lot more antioxidants from consuming EatGreenTea, the caffeine content will be about the same as a single cup of brewed tea. The benefit of EatGreenTea though is your body will absorb the caffeine more slowly because its caffeine content is alkaline, not acidic like in coffee or other tea. So rather than getting a huge surge in energy followed by a crash, you’ll experience a more sustained energy release throughout the day without stomach upset.

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