What tea has more theanine in it? black, green or white tea?
- cazortLv 610 years agoFavourite answer
I've actually researched this topic a fair amount!
You cannot generalize about green, black, or white tea containing more theanine than others. However, there are two specific types of tea that stand out as having much more theanine: they are Gyokuro: http://ratetea.net/style/gyokuro/80/ and Anji Bai Cha: http://ratetea.net/style/anji-bai-cha/110/
How much do they have? These two varieties have about twice as much L-theanine as a typical tea. So, even a normal variety of tea is going to have quite a lot of theanine! But these definitely have more.
One other tip? You can taste theanine! It gives a savory or umami taste to the tea. If you sample Gyokuro side-by-side with regular Sencha (which has less of this flavor but tastes more-or-less similar in taste and aroma), you will be more easily able to isolate the taste of this flavor. Some black teas can also be high in theanine.
I'm also attaching a link as a source to a page that gives more explanations about how all this works! I hope this helps!Source(s): About L-theanine and Tea: (on my tea site) http://ratetea.net/topic/l-theanine-and-tea/33/
- Anonymous5 years ago
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Thety both contain antioxidants, white tea contains less caffeine than green and doesn't taste so 'grassy'. As white tea is made out of young leaves and buds, it has more of amino acid theanine (has relaxing and mood enhancing properties) than green and black teas which are made from older leaves. Botth are beneficial to our health . Green tea is dried, but not fermented. The shorter processing gives green tea a lighter flavor than black tea. It also helps keep all the beneficial chemicals intact, which is why green tea is so good for you. White tea is similar to green tea, in that it's undergone very little processing and no fermentation. Some studies have also shown that white tea contains more active cancer-fighting antioxidants than green tea.
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- 10 years ago
Green tea is the best tea which has lots of support behind it...try a healthy natural tea called gynostemma...it's health benifits are enormous...also drink your tea hot/warm...cold tea loses some of it's antioxidant abilities by burning off some of it's nutrientsSource(s): personal trainer
- Anonymous5 years ago
Teh tea bags use sweepings and off pieces of the tea flower. I understand, altho I do not drink much tea, that full leaves steeped in water and then drained are the way to go. They certainly look pretty.
- izzyLv 710 years ago
Amino acid, found in tea leaves is most concentrated in the green tea leaf gyokuro.Source(s): http://www.ehow.com/about_5038042_theanine-yerba-m... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyokuro
- 6 years ago