A Comparative Analysis of Herbal Tea and Green Tea: Unravelling Their Origins, Processing, Caffeine Content, Flavor Profile, and Health Benefits

  • Amunugoda P.N.R.J Food Technology Section, Modern Research and Development Complex, Industrial Technology Institute, Malabe, Sri Lanka
  • Muthukelum R.D.S Department of Export Agriculture, Faculty of Animal Science & Export Agriculture, Uva Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka
Keywords: Origin and Processing, Caffeine Content, Flavor Profile, Health Benefits


This study compares herbal tea and green tea in-depth in order to clarify their origins, production processes, caffeine amounts, flavor characteristics, and associated health benefits. Even while both green tea and herbal tea have become very popular, they each have distinctive features that set them apart from one another. The primary components are what distinguish green tea and herbal tea from one another. The same Camellia sinensis plant that yields oolong, black, and white teas is also utilized to produce green tea. They differ from one another because of variations in the withering and oxidation processes. Herbal tea, unlike green tea, employs dried fruits, flowers, spices, and herbs in different proportions instead of the tea plant. While the majority of herbal teas are caffeine-free, green tea is a rich source of caffeine. Additionally, most herbal teas have less antioxidants than green tea. The taste profile of herbal tea actually varies on which herbal teas are being tried out, whereas green tea has a fairly distinct natural flavor. When it comes to herbal teas, there are often two different flavor profiles: one that is scrumptious and the other that is as bitter as green tea.  When it comes to herbal teas, there are often two different flavor profiles: one that is scrumptious and the other that is as bitter as green tea.  The health advantages of green tea and herbal tea differ since they come from different plants. Green tea is a healthy beverage since it is full of antioxidants, catechins, theanine, and different vitamins. Herbal teas provide a range of health advantages since they are manufactured from a variety of fruits and plants. There are drinks labeled as "herbal tea" even though many herbal teas are used as natural medicines. In addition, this study aims to clarify the distinction between herbal teas and green tea and to provide insightful information to help people better understand, appreciate, and choose wisely when it comes to these beloved beverages.


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How to Cite
P.N.R.J, A., & R.D.S, M. (2023). A Comparative Analysis of Herbal Tea and Green Tea: Unravelling Their Origins, Processing, Caffeine Content, Flavor Profile, and Health Benefits. Frontiers in Advanced Materials Research, 5(2), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.34256/famr2321

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