View Full Version : Green tea color

Max Thunder
11-25-2006, 11:05 AM
All green teas I have ever seen are yellow. Being curious, I tried to find why it is called "green" tea.

It seems there are truly teas that are green? Is it a matter of quality? Any difference in antioxidant content?

I've drank white tea too, which had about the same color and taste as the green tea I know...

I hope some green-tea lover can explain me all this.


Lones Green
11-25-2006, 02:05 PM
all the green tea extract i've tried are green. my guess is that after it is mixed with water the color becomes more diluted.

11-25-2006, 03:31 PM
If you ever look at actual organic green tea in tea packets, you'll find that it is indeed green. I suspect that you have seen some type of food dye or something.

11-25-2006, 03:58 PM

The green teas have been less oxidized under sun so they stay "green" in a package. I guess they brew yellowish just because :)

I'm quite sure the extracts have dye added.