Health Benefits of Japanese Green Teas
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | Jessica West
In our last blog post, we discussed the various Japanese teas, their flavours as well as how to brew these delicate teas. In this post, we will go into detail about the health benefits of Japanese teas and why they are a fantastic choice of drink.
During the ancient times in Japan, tea was consumed as a medicinal drink by the wealthy and elite. When you look at the ingredients and their health benefits it offers, it is quite clear why.
Almost all tea comes from the same plant, the Camellia sinensis (tender tea leaves). The difference in each is actually how it is processed. Black teas are the most heavily processed and undergo a fermentation process, whereas green tea goes through very little processing, meaning it retains high-levels of catechins. These are a powerful antioxidant which have various health benefits. Catechin, also known as tannin, has germicidal properties and helps your intestine performance, so it is believed it can help prevent things like food-poisoning and various lifestyle-related diseases.
So what has been proven by research?
It has been shown that green tea helps to improve blood flow, and recent studies show that it helps a range of heart-related diseases such as high blood pressure. Green tea also helped to reduce cholesterol, something people in the modern world often battle with.
A study carried out in Switzerland highlighted greater brain activity in the memory area of the brain in green tea drinkers compared to non-green tea drinkers, which suggests that green tea is beneficial for memory.
Does green tea help you lose weight?
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What about caffeine content?
Does it help prevent cancer?
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What vitamins are in green tea?
So as you can see, drinking green tea has many health benefits, from lowering cholesterol to helping you relax. We offer a wide range of green teas from Japan and China. Explore the collection and let us know your favourite!