Genmai Cha. Born out of the working class, this tea has history and now is a delectable treat, The story for this tea goes back to hard times for Japanese people in the working class couldn't afford much tea. To make it stretch, roasted rice was added to the tea leaves. Genmai Cha has acquired an uptown chic and is now a favorite of urban dwellers in Japan and the West!
You'll see popped rice in the as well as the toasted kernels... What makes this tea extra special is the grade of Sencha - It Sencha 1818
How to brew this tea:
I love brewing green tea in a my TEAZE infuser. It is beautiful - and I alway get a 2nd infusion.
If you aren't used to loose tea, the TEAZE infuser is the way go - we love the room it gives the tea. This tea is excellent hot or cold. This green tea has a vegetable taste that you may find strong initially, add some sweetness, however please note green tea is usually enjoyed with out sweeteners or milk.
Tea brewing method: Steep for 1-3 minutes using our TEAZE infuser. Pour the tea into your iced filled glass - no need to straining the leaves. Garnish and sweeten to taste if needed
Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality green teas and nothing to worry about!
Ingredients: Organic green tea, roasted rice.
Benefits from drinking tea: Medical Studies have been done since the 50's. Green teas have a high amount of L-theanine, a great amino acid.
Excerpt from Harvard Women's Health: 2004
Benefit of drinking green tea: The proof is in -- drinking tea is healthy,
Although tea drinking has been associated with health benefits for centuries, only in recent years have its medicinal properties been investigated scientifically. The October issue of Harvard Women's Health Watch recognizes the healthy power of tea while helping readers get the most out of their cups.
Tea's health benefits are largely due to its high content of flavonoids — plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Green tea is the best food source of a group called catechins. In test tubes, catechins are more powerful than vitamins C and E in halting oxidative damage to cells and appear to have other disease-fighting properties. Studies have found an association between consuming green tea and a reduced risk for several cancers, including, skin, breast, lung, colon, esophageal, and bladder.
Additional benefits for regular consumers of green and black teas include a reduced risk for heart disease. The antioxidants in green, black, and oolong teas can help block the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol, increase HDL (good) cholesterol and improve artery function. A Chinese study published recently in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed a 46%-65% reduction in hypertension risk in regular consumers of oolong or green tea, compared to non-consumers of tea.
Drinking a cup of tea a few times a day to absorb antioxidants and other healthful plant compounds. In green-tea drinking cultures, the usual amount is three cups per day. Allow tea to steep for three to five minutes to bring out its catechins. The best way to get the catechins and other flavonoids in tea is to drink it freshly brewed.
Decaffeinated, bottled ready-to-drink tea preparations, and instant teas have less of these compounds.
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