Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


Caffeine levels of green teas were generally much lower (about 14mg to 37 mg per eight-ounce cup) compared to black teas (50 mg per cup) or coffee (140 mg per cup).

Costs of the teas varied widely, but researchers say that unlike wine, even rare teas are an affordable luxury. A pound of the most treasured tea may cost up to $300 a pound, but that amount yields about 200 cups, which is less than $1.50 a cup. The top rated teas in this report ranged from 12 cents to 35 cents per cup.

Researchers say following these six steps can help bring out the best of any green tea:

  • Buy a little tea at a time - Tea turns stale within six months to a year.
  • Keep air out - Non-clear glass, metal or ceramic containers are best for storage. Tea can absorb other flavors and odors, so keep teas away from other spices and out of plastic containers.
  • Use good water - Use cold, good-tasting tap water or bottled water. Hard water can add a mineral taste to delicate green teas, and water left sitting in a kettle overnight will dampen the tea's flavor.
  • Don't boil - Green tea should be brewed at a lower temperature than black teas because it's more delicate. Pour the water just before it boils.
  • Follow directions - Follow the instructions from the store or package regarding how long to steep and how much tea to use. In general use about one teaspoon of loose leaves or one bag per eight ounces of water and brew for about two to three minutes.
  • Let tea breathe - The leaves need enough room to unfurl and swirl in the basket, tea infuser, or filter used. Tea balls usually don't offer enough space and an open-topped infuser is usually a better choice because it lets leaves float freely.

SOURCE: Consumer Reports, March 2003.

WebMD Health News

Healthy Recipe Finder

Browse our collection of healthy, delicious recipes, from WebMD and Eating Well magazine.

Top searches: Chicken, Chocolate, Salad, Desserts, Soup

Healthy Recipe Finder