A bit of knowledge: Researchers tout Green Tea is all about the Catechins. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Be sure to steep your tea in hot water (160' - 180') NOT BOILING. Boiling water will bitter the tea and lower the catechin benefits. Add lemon. Vitamin C makes the catechins a easier to absorb. Dairy, on the other hand, makes it harder to absorb them. Nutrient levels in green tea can vary. Pricier teas usually have more, and canned green-tea drinks generally have less.