Tea is a popular morning drink in many parts of the world, including Nigeria. Many like tea because it helps the body fight cold, contributes to weight loss, and also promotes good sleep. There are many types of teas, the difference, however, is in the method of processing. Leaves used in making tea either undergo full fermentation, partial fermentation or no fermentation at all.
It has been proven that drinking tea can actually improve one’s health. Tea contains antioxidants that increase the body’s ability to burn fat, and also enhances muscle functioning. Tea is a good alternative to water because it does not contain calories. It also provides numerous flavour varieties and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Nigerians love to take tea for different reasons. While it is a habit for some, some others take it to wade off the cold, some for health reasons, and others as a means to warm up for a day’s work. This article provides information on the top 10 Tea brands in Nigeria.
Top 10 Tea Brands in Nigeria
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Lipton Yellow Label Tea
The Lipton Yellow Label Tea is very popular among Nigerians. It is an age-long tea brand manufactured by Unilever plc. It has a net weight of 50g with 25bags in it. Each pack sells at N200. The lifespan of the lipton tea brand from production is 2years. Many like it because the product is very consistent, and has the same taste every time. Some even testify to being able to use one tea bag twice. Lipton Yellow Tea is made from the processed leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. It also contains polyphenols which is known to promote digestive health and a healthy heart. The Lipton Yellow Tea also reduces stress. The Lipton Yellow Tea has a smooth mild taste, good flavour.
Top Tea is another age long-popular brand that is packaged by Promasidor Limited. Top Tea contains 100% black tea which is a type of tea that has undergone more oxidation (chemical reactions) than other types of tea, such as green teas. It is made from the leaves of Camelia sinensis and also has ginger flavour. Top Tea has a net weight of 47.5g. It contains 25bags and is being sold at N600. In Nigeria, you will be able to buy Top Tea in virtually any shops, stores, or supermarkets. Top Tea expires in 2 years. Top Tea is available in three flavours: traditional black tea, ginger tea and lemon and lime tea. Top Tea contains an antioxidant called theanine which helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and improves mental performance. The Top tea comes in the form of big round tea bags
Organo – Green Tea
Green tea is made from unoxidized leaves. It is therefore one of the less processed types of tea. It contains the most antioxidants and is very beneficial for the body. Organo is a worldwide known company with headquarters situated in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company is popularly known under its former name Organo Gold. As a company, Organo aims to provide people with healthy products such as teas, coffees and other products derived from food sources. In Nigeria, the company works as Organo Gold Products Nigeria Limited with the main office in Ikeja city. The Organo Green tea has a refreshing and mild taste.
Biogenic is a brand that uses whole leaves and fragmented leaves for its tea. It is produced in Lagos. The product is a popular means for weight control. It is also helpful in the treatment of diabetes, arthritis, colds and flu, heart attack, stroke, cancer, aging, allergic reactions.
The main office of Ahmad tea is in London, England. The products are distributed to over 80 countries. There are four different blends of Ahmad tea in Nigeria. The brand also has the Mint Mystique Green tea which is low in caffeine and has a refreshing effect because of the mint leaves.
Longrich Xinchang Green Tea
The Longrich tea is a popular tea brand in Nigeria. It is very beneficial to the body because it is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients. Some of the benefits of the Longrich tea includes:
Improved brain function
Lower risk of cancer
Weight Loss: The Longrich Green tea increases the body metabolism. It does this through the polyphenol found in green tea which works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories
Diabetes. Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels in the body. This helps to slow the rise of blood sugar after eating and helps to prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat
Legend Tea and Herbs
It is a Nigerian tea brand that offers a wide range of healthy drinks. Legend Tea and Herbs has several types of green tea with additional components such as:
The Legend Herbs and Tea is a Nigerian product that is highly rated and recognised at the international level.
Bigelow Green Tea with Lemon
This is another top green tea brand in Nigeria. Bigelow has been known on the market for nearly 70 years. The product is blended and packed in the USA and adheres to rules of the highest quality. The Bigelow Green tea has a delicate flavour, slight taste of lemon and has a healthy amount of antioxidants.
Harney & Sons
Harney & Sons company is situated in the United States and was founded in 1969. However, the company is well known in the Nigerian tea market. The company provides a wide range of herbal drinks such as:
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Master Tea Moringa Tea
This is a 100% natural antioxidant tea made from Moringa Oleifera. There are many benefits you can get from Moringa tea which includes:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Promoting god sleep
The Master Tea Moringa Tea comes in two sizes:
Master Tea Moringa Big pack which contains 30 individual wrapped bags of Moringa Herbal Tea
Mater Tea Moringa Tea Small Pack which contains 20 individual wrapped bags of Moringa Herbal tea.