Independent laboratory analysis has consistently proven that Honest Tea has antioxidant levels that are as high, or higher than brewed tea leaves. That's because unlike many bottled tea companies, Honest Tea uses real tea leaves when we make our tea. We've had our beverages independently tested at a number of laboratories, including Rutgers and all of our green teas have between 150-250 mg of Epigallocatechin Gallate, also known as EGCG, a key antioxidant found in green and white tea. Our beverages are either unsweetened or use much smaller amounts of sugar, honey, or agave syrup than most other bottled products. In fact, Honest Tea was created because there was a need for a less sweet, real tea beverage.
Here are two articles (PDF) from Men's Health magazine, which independently tested our Honey Green tea and found that we did have the highest levels of antioxidants in the green teas they scrutinized: Men's Health Jan. 2009
and Men's Health June 2008