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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

We have compiled your most popular questions and consulted with our experts to bring you our best answers!

Question 1: Does green tea contain caffeine?
Answer: Yes, caffeine is present in green tea.  It is highly influenced by the types of leaves they originated from and their brewing time. The exact amount of caffeine in different green tea blends depends on how you prepare your tea.
Because green tea also contains the calming amino acid called L-Theanine, you do not get coffee-like jitters. Another benefit of green tea is that it's been proven to improve your brain function.
Scientific studies have shown improved energy and focus when participants have consumed at least 2 cups of green tea on a daily basis.
Question 2: Can green tea be reheated?
Answer: The best time to drink tea is when it's freshly brewed, especially if it's green tea or white tea. Tea should never be reheated, but UENDURE green tea can be re-steeped with fresh hot water at least 2 times.
Question 3: Where is UENDURE tea made?
Answer: UENDURE prides itself on being a global tea supplier.  Our green teas blended with matcha, ginger and yuzu fruit are processed in Japan. However, several of our other tea blends are curated from around the globe.
You can find the origins of each of our teas on the back packaging. Our luxury ingredients are 100% all-organic and fair-trade. They are carefully selected and ethically sourced.
Our very latest addition of Organic Fair-Trade teas are sourced from Kenya. They are the exotic Purple tea and White Tea Golden Tips!
Question 4: What tea is best for weight loss?
Answer: It's no wonder that Matcha Green tea has a lot of benefits for the mind and body. Research suggests that drinking 3 cups of matcha green tea would increase consumption of catechins which is one type of antioxidant.
It is also best for boosting your metabolism and consuming 3-4 cups daily can help you lose weight.
Question 5: What are the different types of tea?
Answer: You can choose a wide variety of UENDURE tea selections: *Black Tea *Green Tea *Herbal Tea *Matcha *Purple Tea and *White Tea
Question 6: What are the benefits in drinking tea?
Answer: UENDURE has different tea for various benefits. We have tea for weight loss, relieving cold, awakening, strengthening, relaxing and even boosting energy.
Several of the teas target common ailments such as high-cholesterol, heart disease, depression, anxiety, obesity, diabetes and many other health issues that plague our community every day. 
Explore our premium loose leaf tea products here.  
 
Question 7: What is green tea good for?
Answer: Green tea contains a natural substance that can reduce our stress and anxiety levels and increase our ability to concentrate.
This substance is called L-theanine. The great thing about L-theanine is that it can help you relax without causing you to feel tired.
In fact you should notice an overall feeling of wellbeing due to non-jittery energy levels green tea provides.  It could be a great alternative to your daily coffee routine.
Question 8: Is green tea acidic?
Answer: Each type of tea has different acidity level. The average pH level in different types of tea. Black tea: pH4.99-5.55
Oolong tea: pH5.9-8.2. Herbal tea: pH6-7 White tea: pH6.9-9.7 Green tea: pH7-10. To enjoy your tea without worrying of having acid reaction, add more water or milk to minimize the acidity levels of your tea.
Another way to lessen acidity of your tea is simply reducing the steeping time.
Question 9: What is Chai tea good for?
Answer: Chai tea or popularly known as masala tea, a mix of black tea and spices like ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom have antibacterial properties.
These properties help prevent digestive problems. It can also be added to your diet plan to lower blood sugar levels and reduce degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's.
Another fun fact is the concentration of cloves helps reduce teeth sensitivity. You may be blown away about how many benefits you can get from drinking chai tea but the other main reason why you should love it, even more, is because of its ability to inhibit the spreading of oral cancer cells.
Question 10: Is green tea a diuretic?
Answer: Drinking green tea definitely increases urine frequency. It's diuretic effect stimulates urination and this likely leads to excessive peeing which may cause the body to lose a considerable amount of water.
The normal effect of dehydration is suddenly having headaches during work hours or busy schedule and even when you just rested. That is why it is recommended to drink water after you drink tea so your body is hydrated.
Question 11: Does green tea stain your teeth?
Answer: Tea has has various benefits, however, yes, both coffee and tea can stain your teeth. In fact, tea has tannin tea plant which studies suggest it increases staining potential.
With proper dental cleaning you might save it from happening. One simple way is to practice good oral hygiene and never neglect your bi-annual dental checkups.
Question 12: Is Green tea safe during pregnancy?
Answer: There's no need to panic because Green tea is safe to drink during pregnancy. However, if you're pregnant, you may sip low to moderate (less than 3 cups a day) to prevent you from losing your folic acid.
Drink with caution and always check with your doctor for better and specific advice since conditions may vary. 
Question 13: Is Green tea herbal tea?
Answer: People always distinguish green teas as herbal teas but surprisingly, the answer is no.
Herbal teas came from dried fruits, flowers, spices and herbs whereas, all 'true teas' like green tea, oolong tea, black tea are brewed from the leaves of Camellia Sinensis plant.
To get a clearer distinction, herbal teas can be made from any plant and are caffeine-free while green tea, black tea and white tea comes from a specific plant and has varied levels of caffeine.
Question 14: Is Green tea good for a cold?
Answer: Green tea works wonders! The antioxidant content of green tea can help fight cold, flu and virus.
Your mind and body functions well because drinking green tea can prevent bad bacteria and free radicals come in when you're under the weather.
If you're staying home and you're about to have the fever, try green tea, peppermint tea or ginger tea as one of your home remedies to ease coughing and congestion. Don't forget to drink lots of water too!
Question 15: Does green tea have calories?
Answer: Drinking green tea can help you have a fit and healthy diet. You can trick your calorie count by swapping some ingredients that are high in calorie to low and even calorie-free. 
Essentially, plain teas are calorie-free, so no need to worry about sipping tea throughout the day.
Question 16: Does green tea help reduce acne?
Answer: This may be the best time to add drinking green tea to your skin care routine! Research shows that both oral and topical use of green tea significantly helps lessen acne breakout.
Why? The antioxidants and the ingredients are all-natural. No chemicals, additives, or harmful contents are added and it has a soothing effect by inhaling while sipping the tea.
You can use green tea for oil control reduction and see visible results within 60 days (when green tea extract is used on the skin).
Question 17: Does green tea give energy?
Studies show that green tea gives more relaxed and stabilised energy than coffee. Green tea has the amino-acid L-theanine that works best with caffeine to increase cerebral function.
While others prefer high energy that comes from drinking coffee, tea give provides you a calming and light feeling than coffee.
Question 18: Does tea help with bloating?
Answer: Feeling full? Well, green tea is known to improve good digestion. Especially when drinking it hot it breaks down food and allows you to 'eliminate' more easily.
Green tea reduces the gas build up in the intestine and it relieves bloating fast. You can try different tea flavors the next time you're bloated.
Other famously-known herbal teas to ease abdominal bloating and other digestive issues are peppermint, lemon balm, wormwood, ginger, fennel, gentian root, chamomile, angelica root.
Simply, sip even when you're not bloated, it still helps you cleanse your digestive tract.
Question 19: Can tea cause kidney stones?
Answer: The simple answer is possibly, but not all teas can cause kidney stones. A type of tea that can cause kidney stones is one that contains a high concentration of oxalate. Hot or iced tea can lead to having kidney stones, if you are not watchful.
If you are already suffering from kidney stones, you might want to consider drinking dandelion tea, nettle tea, ginger tea, turmeric tea, and green tea that works as kidney cleansing teas.
Question 20: Does tea lower blood pressure?
Answer: Many clinical studies have proven that green tea, rooibos, oolong and several other tea blends can reduce systolic blood pressure (the top number) by up to 3.2 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by up to 3.4 mmHg in people with or without high blood pressure.
Yet, there are also conflicting studies about the effects of teas on low blood pressure. If you are dealing with blood pressure issues, it is best to consult with your physician before consuming certain types of tea.
Question 21: Which tea is the best for relieving cold and flu?
Answer: If you want a faster remedy for your cold and flu, 'true teas' and 'herbal teas' are your go-to knock back. These teas have variety of effects on the body depending on the level of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral properties it has.
One of the best tea with faster effect is Green Tea because of its ability to boost overall immune health. It is considered one of the healthiest teas which gets rid of common forms of bacteria that builds up inflammation resulting in coughing and chest congestion. Try our Sencha green tea mixed with ginger for that extra boost!
Other flu-fighting tea that diminishes symptoms is Black Tea. Its catechins content help reduce pathogenic bacteria which results to shortened period of cold symptoms.
Regularly drinking White Tea prevents multiplication of viruses, microorganisms and bacteria. Herbal teas like Ginger Tea, Lemon-based tea, Peppermint Tea, Elderflower or Elderberry Tea, Licorice Root Tea and Nettle tea have antiviral, antioxidant and antibacterial properties which is best for boosting your immune system.
You can also drink Hibiscus Tea for your daily dose of vitamin C intake. You can always create your own blend for the perfect cup of tea. Schedule your daily intake with your very own favorite UENDURE selections.
Question 22: Will drinking tea break my fast?
Answer: Absolutely not since tea has zero-calories! We know that during your fasting period you may experience health deterioration because of low to no calorie intake in the body.
Luckily, tea has boosting agents that help deal with your hunger. You can trick your stomach with liquids and drinking tea can keep make you feel like you've eaten.
Make sure when you are fasting you drink tea without additives so your body won't crave for anything sweet or creamy.
If you must sweeten your tea, it would be best to prepare your unsweetened tea such as black tea, green tea, or herbal teas with keto-friendly sweeteners like erythritol, Stevia or Monk Fruit.
Question 23: Is tea good for acid reflux?
Answer: Tannin-rich tea like Green tea and Black Tea can help secrete acid from your stomach. However, be on your guard when drinking teas with higher content of tannins, because it may cause nausea especially when you drink tea with an empty stomach.
 
Question 24: Which tea has a laxative effect?
Answer: Treat constipation on a regular basis through drinking hot water or tea! You can drink tea in the morning or every after big meals to relieve constipation.
Your intestines need good amount of hydration. Herbal teas with senna or cascara have faster laxative effect than other types of tea.
Drinking tea has a powerful way to maintain proper hydration. Unlike water, tea stays longer and helps interfere with water reabsorption.
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