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Japanese Green Tea

Japanese Green Tea

What is Japanese Green Tea

Japanese green tea is used to describe a large variety of green teas that have been developed in Japan. Green tea is derived from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant and is widely consumed in Japan. There are several popular varieties of green tea which can be divided into two categories - those grown in the shade and those grown in the sun.

Varieties of green tea grown in the shade include the very popular Matcha and Gyokuro varieties. Matcha comes in the form of a green powder while gyokuro is sold as a leaf tea. Varieties grown in full sun include sencha and genmaicha varieties.

Organic Japanese green tea has been grown and harvested without the aid of harmful synthetic chemicals or pesticides. 

Is there a difference between black tea and green tea

The difference between black and green teas is in how they are processed. Leaves determined to become black tea are left to dry and ferment. This process causes the tea to oxidise and take on the earthy flavours that are associated with black tea. Whereas green tea is obtained by steaming the leaves almost immediately. This prevents oxidations and gives the tea a herby flavour. 

Benefits of Japaneses Green tea

All Japanese green tea contains a bioflavonoid known as catechin. Catechin has numerous antioxidant and antiviral properties, giving credence to the medicinal value that the Japanese have placed upon it for centuries. Some of these health benefits include-:

  • Strong antioxidant properties help to fight free radicals

  • Helps to prevent the formation of LDL (bad cholesterol) and reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and arteriosclerosis.

  • Strong antibacterial properties

  • Can help prevent viral infections like influenza. Gargling with green tea is said to be very effective.

  •  Helps to moderate the effects of allergies.

  • Contains Theanine (Teanin) amino acid that has shown to have a positive effect on brain function .

  • Contains Vitamins C and E which when combined with catechin help to boost the immune system

  • Contains low levels of caffeine which helps to maintain alertness

  • A rich source of other minerals including manganese, calcium and potassium.

Where to buy Japanese Green Tea in Australia?

If you have been looking for the best Japanese green tea products in Australia then you will find that Buy Organics Online has a range of quality Japanese tea products that are sure to please. Choose from the very best organically grown Japanese green tea and add some tasty goodness to your morning cup of tea. Whether you want to buy an individual pack or a supply of bulk Japanese green tea you can buy from Buy Organics Online  today.

 

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