Green Tea Brands: Choose The Right Brand For You

More and more people are using caffeine every day to keep going, myself included. Recently, I made the switch from coffee to green tea.

A few days after making the switch, I noticed that I felt less jittery, and I was able to sleep better.

I learned that there was a difference in green tea vs. coffee caffeine.

Did you know that there’s almost three times as much caffeine in coffee as there is in green tea?

After trying many green tea brands, I’ve selected the best five teas to help you decide on the best one to help you make your own transition from coffee to green tea.

Twinings Green Tea, Keurig K-Cups, 24-count

The Twinings Green Tea is a great option if you want to start drinking more green tea.

It has a mild flavor and a convenient individual packaging.

Unlike some blends that have a bitter aftertaste, Twinings makes their tea from the Camellia Sinesis plant.

This is known for its mild and smooth flavor.

The company has been brewing tea for over three hundred years.

They've built a reputation for making quality teas for a decent price.

Also, the added convenience of being able to purchase this tea in Keurig cups makes it even easier to enjoy a good cup of tea whenever you’d like one in your Keurig coffee brewer.

Twinings Green Tea, 1.41 ounce

Twinings Green Tea, 1.41 ounce

For those who don't own a Keurig brewer, Twinings also makes their green tea in good old-fashioned tea bags.

The box comes with 20 individually-wrapped tea bags, keeping each bag as fresh as possible.

This also comes in handy because you don’t have to measure out any loose tea.

Green tea is different from other tea in that it isn’t oxidized, preventing extra coloring and making it a more natural tea selection.

It’s also a good selection for those who need an additional dose of caffeine during the day without getting too jittery, like you might with coffee.

Lipton Green Tea, Pure, 10 ounce

Lipton Green Tea, Pure, 10 ounce

Lipton Pure Green Tea is also a good option for those who don’t want to try a lot of foreign green tea brands.

This is a reliable tea brand that has been around, and they brew lots of different kinds of teas. I trust them to create a quality product.

They didn’t disappoint me with this one. The flavor was light and smooth, not bitter.

The individually-wrapped tea bags keep the tea fresh.

Bigelow Tea Decaf Green Organic 40 bag

Bigelow Tea Decaf Green Organic 40 bag

Bigelow is also a well-known brand of tea manufacturers that produce a good quality tea for a good price.

Their organic green tea is no exception.

It has a good flavor and provides a good source of antioxidants that green tea is known for providing.

Bigelow is decaf, so it’s also an option if you want to drink green tea before bed.

One issue I had with this brand is that they're not individually packaged.

Four tea bags are packaged together. I drink more than one cup of green tea a day, so this wasn’t a problem for me.

If you only drink a cup in the morning, or every other day, you may want to steer clear of this brand or seal up the remaining tea bags to maintain their freshness.

Celestial Seasonings Decaf Green Tea

Celestial Seasonings Decaf Green Tea, 1.7 oz (pack of 6)

When I was little, out of all the green tea brands, my mother always said this one was her favorite.

I watched her drink it all the time when I was growing up, so when I was testing out different brands, of course I had to try it. I figured out why she liked it so much.

Not only was it decaf, so she could drink it at night, but it also had white tea included with the green tea.

That meant it had a much smoother flavor than most other green teas.

While the other blends were smooth in flavor too, this one was just a little smoother.

So, if you’re a first time green tea drinker or you’re nervous about making the switch from coffee to green tea, this would be a good brand to use.


Making the transition from coffee to green tea is not an easy one, but it’s well worth it in the long run.

Not only will you sleep better, but the antioxidants in the green tea will improve your overall health.

You’ll still get a small amount of caffeine in green tea, so you’ll still get that pick-me-up that you need. However, you won’t have to deal with the shakes and jitters that coffee caffeine gives you.

All five of the green teas I’ve listed above are great for making the transition, and I hope you’ll find one that fits your needs.

About the author

Nina T

Hi I'm Nina, a mother of one and proud contributor to Growing up I always enjoyed learning about my body and how I can live out a more healthy, wholesome and fulfilling life. I am super excited to be a contributor to as I can now channel my passions into helping educate others.

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