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Does Microwaving Green Tea Affect Amounts of EGCG? -- placing cup of tea in microwave

Microwaving Green Tea

Question:
Does microwaving green tea affect the amount of EGCG or other catechins in the tea?

Answer:
Microwaving won't destroy beneficial catechins in green tea like EGCG, and there is a way that a microwave oven can be used to maximize catechin release. However, simply microwaving green tea in cool water won't get you there. For details, see the ConsumerTips section of the Green Tea Review. Also see our Top Picks among brewable green teas.

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