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Elegant sweetness and depth
Deep steaming the tea brings out many nutrients
Shikibu is a deep-steamed tea from Shizuoka that uses the soft first-flush leaves of the season. It has minimal astringency and is a luxury tea rich in sweet flavor.
Deep-steaming: the leaves are steamed as part of the process of preparation. By extending this process by 2-3 times longer than usual, the tea fibers soften, which creates a “deep-steamed” (fukamushi) tea with more nutrients.
Green tea works to prevent cancer
A research announcement that green tea is most effective for suppressing cancer has been issued in a row. Polyphenols and catechins contained in green tea prevent cancer cell carcinogenesis.And vitamins rich in green tea suppressed the action of carcinogens. As an example, Shizuoka Prefectural University Group confirmed that polyphenols / catechins of green tea suppressed the function of carcinogenic substances by seventy or eighty percents in some cases. Dr. Alan Conney of Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA said, "Mice that caused carcinogens and Japanese green tea to drink together have a cancer incidence of less than 50% compared to carcinogenic only group" he summarized the experiment results.
A strong ally of diet
A diet boom is raising in the world. However, it is not a real diet that anything to lose weight. Trouble due to slimming tea etc. have been reported, but green tea is sufficient even if you do not drink such things. Green tea that can be deliciously drunk without sugar is non-caloric, so do not worry about fat about how many cups you drink. Also, if you drink after eating greasy, tannin enhances the function of enzymes that break down fat. A cup before meals relieves hunger, supplementing shortages of vitamins and minerals that are more likely to be on a diet, so let's take advantage of green tea more often than usual.
Green tea for beauty and health
Vitamin C contained in green tea is resistant to heat and does not break even at 80 degrees, and it also has excellent characteristics for preservation. Vitamin C is indispensable for making a resilient and fresh skin. It also has the effect of suppressing the generation of melanin pigment which gives elasticity to the skin, prevents the decrease of moisture, blackens the color of the skin. For green tea, its vitamin C is 3 glasses of green tea and contains so much that it matches one apple.
Tea lowers blood sugar level
A research result that "Diabetes can be suppressed by drinking lots of tea" was announced at Toyama Medical Pharmaceutical University. Also, in clinical trials on diabetic patients, it is known that tea polyphenols reduce blood sugar levels to a considerable value. Also from other experiments, protein urine has also been reported as being negative from plus, and interesting results are also reported.
Tea is the best for food poisoning prevention
Sushi and green tea. Do you know that this exquisite assortment actually becomes food poisoning prevention? It is said that the king of food poisoning, Vibrio parahaemolyticus which accounts for 40% of food poisoning each year, dies when it meets tea. We know that not only Vibrio parahaemolyticus, but also toxin type Staphylococcus and Vibrio cholerae are capable of sterilizing. For food poisoning prevention,the tea at the time of meal is value a great deal of money.