I have heard about many health benefits of drinking green
tea. Among these, I have heard it contains antioxidants.
(My tea box says it contains the antioxidant “EGCG”, which
they claim is one of the most potent known antioxidants,
and that it is only found in green tea leaves.)
I have also heard that caffeine is bad for you. So my
question is how many of the good properties of green tea
would decaffinated green tea retain? Pay particular
attention to the antioxidants, although I would be
interested in details on all of the supposed health
Also with respect to nondecaffinated green tea,
how much should one drink to optimize the overall good
properties (taking the raw good properites and
subtracting off the bad properties of caffeine would give
you what I mean by overall good properties)?