All About Organic Sencha Fuji Green Tea
From 800 - 1200 AD, Japan relied heavily on China to supply them with tea.
One day, a Japanese Zen Buddhist named Eisai Myoan returned from the Jiangxi province of China with tea seeds and planted them at his temple. The tea turned out to be more delicious than any green tea available in Japan at the time, and created the foundation for Japan's booming tea economy over the next centuries.
This Sencha Green Tea is grown to the rigid specifications of Japan's finest green teas, and gives you a taste of the delicious flavors Eisai discovered 800 years ago.
Green tea is packed full of different health benefits you'll love, including:
Heart Health: The American Medical Association found that people who regularly consumed at least one cup of green tea a day died at far lower rates from cardiovascular disease than those who consumed less than one cup a day.
Weight Loss: Researchers have found that green tea helps contribute to fat burning by increasing the body’s metabolism.
Bone Health: Animal studies have strongly suggested that green tea can encourage the formation of new bones, and in those animal studies, the bones showed greater mass, volume and thickness.
Better Vision: Catechins in green tea could help protect you against glaucoma and other eye diseases.
Cancer Prevention: Research has shown that drinking at least three cups of green tea is effective in delaying processes that lead to mutations and changes in cells which cause them to be cancerous.
Memory Health: In animal studies, green tea consumption by mice significantly slowed memory loss. Other studies have also demonstrated that green tea was able to improve spatial cognition and learning ability when consumed regularly.
Diabetes Prevention: In a study performed in Japan, people who consumed six or more cups of green tea saw a stunning 33 percent risk reduction of developing Type 2 diabetes.
Origin: China, from the Jiangxi Province.
Caffeine Level: Low, less than a third of what you find in coffee.
Brewing Hot: Use 1 tsp per 8oz of boiling water, and let steep for 3-7 minutes.
Brewing Cold: Steep 6 teaspoons in a quart of boiling water, then add 3 quarts cold water and refrigerate.
I've had some really top-quality teas and while I'm not quite as geeky about it as some (or as I am about coffee and wine), this is some seriously good shit. Packaging is a bit simple, but honestly, who really cares? You're buying the tea, and instead of charging you extra for fancy packaging they kept it focused on the actual tea.
I love the taste even if it's made cold or hot and the aroma is very strong. After drinking this tea I definitely started to see the difference in taste and quality in an average green tea from the super market. It's also good that it's organic. I will recommend this tea to all my friends and family.