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SUSAN J. - by , December 09, 2019

Vegan 100% Natural Gluten-Free Sugar-Free GMO-Free Single Origin 


  • Japanese Pu-Erh Tea (Microbial fermentation tea)
  • Cultivar: Yabukita (やぶきた)
  • Pu-Erh tea is made by steaming and fermenting freshly cut tea leaves in High Technology Clean Room.
  • 2009 National Grand Prize Winner - Japan Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries
  • Cultivated by Chagusaba Method using sugar cane soil

  • Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea - Saryu Soso

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    • Japanese Pu-Erh Tea
      Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea - Saryu Soso is a national award-winning tea, good for diets and skin. Tea is extremely popular in Japan because of its benefits. Saryu Soso contains 1.7 times the tannic acid (a subset of Polyphenol made up of Gallic Acid) compared to Chinese Pu-Erh tea. 

      Saryu Soso was developed in collaboration with Shizuoka University and uses patented bacteria created by Mr. Denbei Kawamura, which creates an element called Teadenol. Teadenol is known to be very good for the skin. 

      The fermentation process takes 80 hours of extreme care and dedication in the High Technology Clean Room; equivalent technology used in semiconductor manufacturers to ensure no dust or other bacteria gets into the room during the process.

      The tea comes in a Pyramid tea sachet bag made from premium quality nonwoven fabric, which is biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Read more about soilon nonwoven fabric we use for our tea bag here. 

      Enjoy the ultimate tea made with passion and care combined with tradition and the latest Japanese technology!

      How to Drink: Simply add tea bag in a mug cup (8 oz) with hot water temperature of 175°F for 60-120 seconds.

      This product is also available on Amazon Prime USA , Canada , AustraliaUK, and Germany. Click image below to open the Amazon Product Page!

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    • Shipping and Returns 

      • Free Shipping store-wide today!  (USPS First Class Shipping 2-5 days)
      • Free Shipping for Canada, the UK, and Australia. Click here for more detail
      • International Customer - USPS International Priority Shipping with Tracking (6-10 Days): US$29.99 per order 


      No Sales Tax

      You pay no sales tax unless you live in the State of Washington. Even if you live in the State of Washington, tea (unprepared food) is not taxable. 

      We Ship Same Day!

      Orders placed by 10 AM ET will be shipped from our warehouse daily Monday-Friday after payment is verified. Orders placed after 10 AM ET will be shipped the next day.

      We use USPS for all our orders.

      You can track packages from the USPS website or by clicking on the tracking number link on the confirmation email you receive.  

      We Ship Anywhere in the USA, Canada, the UK, and Australia

      We ship anywhere in the USA (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, the UK, and Australia. Click here to see the detail.

      For USA shipment, our fresh green teas are shipped directly from Japan to our warehouse in Washington on a weekly basis. We ship all our fresh green tea to you from our warehouse in Washington via USPS. This shipping approach allows us to reliably ship fresh green tea speedily to your door without any international shipping involved after you order. 

      For Canada, the UK, and Australia, we ship items to our warehouse in each country and ship to you within the country; therefore, you do not need to pay import duty like purchasing from other companies. 

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      We Now Ship Our Products Internationally 

      Simply select your country when checking out, and our website will calculate the shipping price. 

      For most countries, the shipping price is a $29.99 flat rate per order. (This means that the more you order at once, the better deal for you.)

      Unfortunately, the free shipping promotion does not apply to international orders. 

      The item will be shipped using USPS International Priority Shipping with Tracking. It usually takes between 6-10 days for most of the country. 

      For Indian customers, please visit our Indian site

      We have other alternatives to save you on shipping if you live outside the USA, Canada, or India. Please contact us from this link if you are outside the USA or Canada.

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      All order comes with Free Insurance through USPS. 

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      We understand that we all change our minds sometimes. You can cancel your order within 48 hours of the purchase at no cost. We will simply refund you the full amount. After 48 hours, cancellation is subject to a $10 administration fee whether the item has been shipped or not. If your order is already shipped, you (the buyer) will also be responsible for return shipping charges. A refund will be credited to your credit card, which you originally used to place the order. Please contact us at Returns@JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com 

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      Our motto is to make you happy and healthy. We wish to become part of your life to be happier and healthier person than who you were yesterday. 

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      We strive to be the best online retailer of Japanese Green Tea products in USA. Our partnership with the best Japanese Green Tea Farms in Japan allow us to acquire their products at reasonable costs, which we transfer to our customers in form of lower prices. We want our customers to get the best price on any of the products they purchase.

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      • FAQ About  Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea - Saryu Soso 

        Q1: What are Gallic Acid and polymerized Polyphenol?

        A: During the fermentation process, Gallic acid (polymerized polyphenol) is created. This element helps to block the absorption of fats by the body.

        Q2: When, and how much tea should I drink?

        A: Drinking about one liter a day is the ideal for maintaining a healthy lifestyle with our tea. Before and during meals, and before exercise are the ideal times to drink tea to get the maximum effect. Simply put, anytime you want to enjoy a delicious cup of tea is perfect!

        Q3: Will I really lose weight?

        A: As our tea is not a medical weight loss supplement, we cannot guarantee that everyone who drinks our tea will lose weight. However, the diuretic effect of the tea has been the source of much praise from our customers who have been helped with troublesome issues such as constipation by drinking Japanese tea every day. Drinking one liter every day, for two or three months, you will begin to notice a marked changed in your energy levels, and overall wellness.

        Q4: How should I drink it?

        A: You can drink our tea both hot and cold. Drinking the tea hot helps activates the body’s metabolism and promotes the body’s sense of well-being. Because we provide our tea in convenient teabags, you can enjoy a hot cup of tea at anytime, anywhere! While iced tea is also an option, the healthiest elements and components of the tea are activated by heat, so those who wish to experience the greatest effects should drink it hot.

        Q5: Is the tea hard to drink? What does it taste like?

        A: Other Chinese Pu-erh tea has a unique and earthy flavor, which can be too strong for the tastes of some consumers. However, our tea is domestically grown for a milder and more palatable flavor for everyone to enjoy. Please enjoy a cup today!

        Q6: Why is it so expensive?

        A: We use 100% wild-grown tea leaves. We process the leaves in a clean, temperature and humidity controlled room over a period of 4 days from manufacturing to processing, utilizing a safe and secure production protocol.
        In addition, due to time and production limitations, our tea cannot be mass produced. We place the utmost priority on quality, and strive to deliver only the highest quality tea to our consumers. Because you can make one liter with 5g pack of our tea, and considering that a PET bottle (plastic bottle, 500ml) is only about 50 cents, we are confident you will find drinking our tea not only to be healthy, but also a worthwhile, delicious, and affordable experience.

        Q7: Is it safe?

        A: We understand there are concerns about bacteria and pesticides when buying imported goods. This is why at Arahata Gardens we grow our tea domestically, on-site, and submit all of our products to a rigorous, 204-point safety test, ensuring that our products are pesticide-free, delicious and safe for our customers at the time of purchase.

        Q8: How can you make Chinese-style Pu-Erh tea from green tea?

        A: There are four main types of tea leaf/tea plant in the world, all of these are from the plant family camellia. The main differences in flavor, appearance, and texture result from different methods of fermentation.

        Q9: What type of bacteria is used for fermentation?

        A: We utilize the special fermentation process and bacteria developed by famous fermentation researcher Denbei Kawamura. As the specifics of this method are a highly guarded trade secret, we cannot divulge all of our secrets! However, we guarantee all of our products to be safely produced, delicious, and of the highest quality.

         Q10: Compared to foreign teas, this tea seems light in color...

        A: While some may say it is impossible not to have a milder and lighter tea with this fermentation method, and may have a point, the process of making the tea using both the active (effective) and crude bacteria at the same time is messy, time-consuming, and does not allow for the beautiful color and drinkability of our product. With our temperature controlled, well-maintained system, we produce consistently delicious and beautiful tea.

        Q11: How many times can I reuse the tea bags?

        A: You can steep it 2-3 times with hot water for 8 oz size. Of cause, the third steeping would be not as strong as the first steeping. The 2nd or 3rd steeping tastes sweeter and milder than 1st steeping, so some people like the taste of the 2nd steeping better.

        Q12: Does diet tea make me diarrhea?

        The tea elements that help lose weight, such as tiadenol, act as thermogenic and not something that will let you lose weight by having diarrhea.

        Q13: How many grams is each teabag, and how do you make 1 liter of tea?

        Each bag is 2g; therefore, you would make a litter of tea with 2-3 tea bags (depends on how strong you want the tea to be). We usually boil 2 bags in 1 liter of water and keep it in a jar in the refrigerator.

      • Teadenol makes skins smooth and beautiful

        Saryu Soso is Microbial fermentation tea; as part of research of microbial fermentation, element called Teadenol was discovered by Japanese Researcher. Taedenol helps Pathogen Suppression process of the body which helps issues on skin causing skins to be smooth and beautiful.

        2009 Grand Prize Winner Japan Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries

        Based on the unique product development method, taste and originality, Saryu - Soso is the proud winner of:

        • Shizuoka Furusato Contest - 1st Prize 2008
        • Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, National Furusato Contest - 2nd Prize 2009

        This product is also selected as Shizuoka Selection based on Shizuoka Prefecture Japan.

         2009 Grand Prize Winner Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries


        Passion to care for the best dirt brings the best tea leaves

        Arahataen, the creator of Saryu Soso, the Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea, follows the philosophy that the best dirt brings the best tea.  Tea plants grew up in the best dirt can fight against pests and brings strong sprouts which creates the best taste and aroma.


        High Technology Used for the Process to Ensure the Safety and Highest Quality

        Pu-Euh tea is made by steaming and fermenting freshly cut tea leaves.  Arahataen uses the highest technology equipment for all the steps in the process. The Clean Room is built and dedicated only for processing Saryu Soso product. The clean room shuts out bacteria and mold from coming inside. Fermentation process takes 80 hours of extreme care and dedication in the High Technology Clean Room.  Taste, Color and Aroma are toughly tested for ensuring highest quality. 

        High Technology Dedicated Clean Room shuts out any bacteria and mold from outside.

        Fermentation process takes 80 hours with extreme care and dedication

        Product Specification

        Product Name Saryu Soso - Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea
        List of Ingredients Pu-Erh Tea
        Type Tea Bag Green Tea

        For Mug Cup: 2g x 10 Pack 

        Declaration Regarding Veg or Non-Veg Veg
        Declaration of Food Additives None
        Country of Origin 100% Made in Japan
        Name and Complete Address of Manufacturer Arahataen Inc. 257 Nunohikihara Makinoharashi
        Shizuoka Japan 421-0407 Japan

         Vegetarian 100% Natural Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Cruelty-Free 

      • Nutrition Facts

        Amount Per Serving: 
        Serving Size 1 teabag (2 g) - Makes 11 oz (350 ml) 

        Product Name Saryu Soso - Japanese Diet Pu-Erh Tea
        List of Ingredients Pu-Erh Tea
        Type Tea Bag Green Tea

        For Mug Cup: 2g x 10 Pack 

        Declaration Regarding Veg or Non-Veg Veg
        Declaration of Food Additives None
        Country of Origin 100% Made in Japan
        Name and Complete Address of Manufacturer Arahataen Inc. 257 Nunohikihara Makinoharashi
        Shizuoka Japan 421-0407 Japan

         Vegetarian 100% Natural Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Cruelty-Free 

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