Green tea taste test
Most Brits can’t get through the day without cups of milky tea – but if you’re looking to lose weight, the green version is a far better option.
Research from the University of Birmingham found that drinking green tea 24 hours before exercise can increase fat-burning rates by up to 17 per cent, by producing a thermogenic effect that helps control body composition. Green tea also contains high levels of polyphenols – chemicals with potent antioxidant properties that can help your muscles recover faster after exercise.
Twinings Classic Pure
This tea’s strong odour and dark colour masks a bland taste.
£1.35 for 20 teabags
twinings.co.uk (opens in new tab)
PG Tips Pure
Particularly strong and bitter, this leaves a distinctive aftertaste.
£1.85 for 40 teabags
pgtips.co.uk (opens in new tab)
While it’s refreshing, the taste doesn’t justify the price.
£2.19 for 340g
pukkaherbs.com (opens in new tab)
BEST IN TEST
Pleasant and distinctive, this low-priced tea is flavoursome without being overpowering.
£1.79 for 50 teabags
clipper-teas.com (opens in new tab)
This isn’t much different from black tea and its crisp flavour leaves minimal aftertaste.
£1.76 for 50 teabags
tetley.co.uk (opens in new tab)
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