Mr. Itaru's Green Tea Blend - A very special green tea
Grown and produced in Japan, we are honoured and delighted to offer this exceptional product, Mr. Itaru’s Green Tea Blend, "Gen Mai Cha". The secret to getting great health benefits from green tea comes down to a single, simple concept...use the highest quality green tea leaves in order to maximise consumption of health promoting compounds. The search to provide the finest green tea to the patients at D’Adamo Naturopathic Associates culminated with their finding this special green tea. "Gen Mai Cha" literally translates as "brown rice tea". It is a traditional favourite in Japan and combines toasted brown rice with the finest premium green tea leaves.
The history of green tea in Japan begins with the introduction of tea by Zen Buddhist monks in the 9th century. Because of its relative scarcity, only monks, members of the imperial court, and eventually, wealthy landowners were able to enjoy this prized beverage. The famous Japanese "tea ceremonies" evolved as a means of sharing this exclusive beverage. In the 18th century, novel processing and growing methods resulted in the introduction of green tea and its spread into all corners of Japanese society.
Green tea is actually the same plant as its more well-known cousin black tea; however, special processing retains a far greater antioxidant profile in green tea leaves, resulting in a far and away superior beverage for supporting health.
Mr. Itaru's Green Tea Blend blends toasted brown rice with the finest premium green tea leaves. Numerous scientific studies now document the tremendous health benefits of drinking green tea.
When making green tea it is not necessary or desirable to use boiling water. Moderately warm to hot water is best. Tea leaves should be placed in the water for about 30 seconds (45 seconds at the longest) and removed. Superior quality green tea should look light green when prepared in this manner.
Ingredients: Green tea, Toasted brown rice.
All blood types and GenoTypes can use Mr. Itaru's Green Tea Blend.