History tells us that green tea has been a part of Japan's culture for centuries. Today, green tea is still an important part of Japanese culture. If you were to visit Japan, you would find bottled and canned green tea wherever you went. You would even discover the Japanese love green tea ice cream.
It may surprise you to know that green tea in Japan is quite different from Chinese green tea in many ways. However, it was from China that green tea traveled into Japan.
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Fukamushi Cha, or deep-steamed green tea, is a flavor revelation for green tea fans, and its bolder, sweeter, richer taste can win over those who haven’t yet found a green tea favorite. The very special taste of fukamushi green tea is made possible by steaming the freshly harvested young leaves nearly twice as long as in other green teas, before being rolled dry.
What makes Fukamushi Green Tea taste so much better than other green teas? Here are five reasons that set it apart, contributing to its unique taste.
The Japanese are famous for their long lifespans and lower rates of lifestyle diseases, so when something trends for having amazing health benefits in Japan, it's best for us in the West to listen. The latest health secret is Benifuuki Green tea, a delightfully bitter beverage that has incredible, scientifically proven benefits. Benifuuki tea is a cultivar of the tea plant that was cross-bred between the varieties Assamica and Sinensis in 1965 in Makurazaki City, Japan. It was originally developed as a mellow, aromatic black tea, but scientists soon discovered that harvesting it earlier as a green tea would result in a powerful health beverage.
Here are 5 ways that Benifuuki green tea can improve your health and well-being.
Tea is the most popular drink on Earth, next to water. In around 80% of the world, most people prefer black tea to green tea. Yet, in Japan, green tea is the most consumed beverage, and it is a 6.95 trillion yen (7.8 billion dollar) a year industry. Green tea is embedded in the culture and day-to-day life since it was introduced by China in the 7th Century.
In this article, I will explain green tea, focused on Japanese green tea, how it came to Japan, what exactly is green tea and what are the benefits of drinking green.
Although the popularity of green tea in the Western world is a fairly recent phenomenon, the highly beneficial nutrition value has enjoyed a favorable reputation throughout many parts of Asia for thousands of years. Only recently, scientific research is beginning to understand green tea's healthful benefits in relation to its high concentration of phytochemicals known as polyphenols that include subclasses of tannins and gallic acid.
In this article I will go through commonly asked questions about Polyphenols, Catechines, EGCG, Tannin, Garlic Acid.
This is part 2 of Green Tea Science series. In this article, I will answer 7 commonly asked questions about green tea and its element: Tannin and Gallic Acid, and I will focus on how you can benefit from it.
Polyphenols, or phytochemicals, are a class of micronutrients found in plants. Polyphenols act as chelators to remove toxic metals from the blood stream and tissues and are also considered to be one of the most powerful antioxidants. Scientists have discovered over 4000 polyphenol compounds including tannins and gallic acid, which are a subset of polyphenols.
This is part 3 of Green Tea Science series. In this article, I will answer 19 commonly asked questions about green tea and its element: Caffeine.
Caffeine is a plant product that acts as a central nervous system stimulant. Caffeine can be found in plants grown in the wild. However, it can also be artificially created in a lab. As a central nervous system stimulant, caffeine affects our brains and our metabolism. It can increase our alertness but can also increase agitation.
According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 25% of those do not even know it. Preventing diabetes is a critical part of reducing its long-term health detriments that it is doing to our country. The number of people who suffer from diabetes continues to rise, and another 86 million American adults have prediabetes. Without intervention, up to 30% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes within a period of five years.
When you have diabetes, your main goal to stay healthy is to regular your blood sugar. Many people use prescription medication and insulin to do this, but studies strongly suggest that drinking green tea can also make diabetes more manageable. Here are ten reasons why green tea is good for the prevention and management of diabetes.
Green tea comes in a variety of forms such as tea bag, loose leaves, and matcha. Each form has a slightly different taste, giving options for those who enjoy the taste of green tea and the health benefits it provides. There are mainly two ways to make green tea smoothie:
Japanese green tea can be brewed in many number of ways. In this article, we will go over the Simple Way and the Advanced Way for brewing tasty green tea as well as tips for cold brewing.
The Simple way is how most Japanese people consume green tea every day; the Advanced Way is what is being followed by professional green tea producers who recommends the best approach for brewing the most tasty Japanese green tea.
It is no doubt that historically Green Tea has been providing variety of health benefit and is believed to be one of the main reasons why Japanese people live longer and healthier compared to other part of the world. More recent study and researches reveals and confirms the benefit from different angles of science.
In this article, we will go over the science behind why Green Tea provides variety of health benefits. We will go over elements in detail such as L-theanine, Polyphenols, Caffeines and Fluorides...
Is losing weight your healthy lifestyle goal? Japanese green tea may be able to help. Calorie counters can rest easy knowing that a cup of plain green tea contains just 2 calories or less. Apart from being low in calories, green tea contains a metabolism boosting anti-oxidant which blocks the enzyme that breaks down the hormone used by the nervous system to signal fat cells to break down fat. Better still, this is just one of the ways in which green tea can support your healthy weight loss program.
Derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, green tea has been used as medicine for over 5,000 years in places like China and India. In this article we will explorer the true facts and science behind how Japanese Green Tea can help you lose weight, and tips for how you can take most advantage of Japanese Green Tea used for diet purpose...
Japanese green tea is one of the best options for your skin health. The main benefit is in the detoxification benefits of drinking the green tea. The liquid will help to remove toxins from the body, which improves the overall health and boosts the skin health. By removing the toxins out of the body, the skin will be acne and blemish free. Removing the toxins also helps to improve the complexion.
While you can drink the Japanese green tea to get all the health benefits, this isn’t the only option. You can also gain them through making face masks with your green tea.
Here’s a look at all you need to know to make sure you use it in just the right way...
You may have heard about the role Japanese green tea plays in losing unwanted pounds, but did you also know it is extremely beneficial for both skin and hair? Keep reading to learn all about how you can use green tea to look and feel better...