Green Tea

Green tea consumption is originated in China and has been used as a medical beverage for mind and body for nearly 5000 years. It was introduced to Japan in the 9th century. Both in China and Japan, green tea was a drink for elite intellects and religious classes at the early times, whose health benefit was already known by them.

Although scientific studies on humans are always difficult to conduct, there is increasing evidence of the health benefits of green tea in laboratory studies. In general, tea contains polyphenols that has anti-oxidant property, but high content of catechin (polyphenol) in green tea makes its health benefits superior. Catechin is believed to have anti-oxidant, anti-cancer and immune enhancer and to balance lipid and glucose metabolism. Therefore green tea can be a beneficial drink for dieters and people with diabetes or high cholesterol.

However, drink green tea in moderation. Although the caffeine content is lower than black tea in weight due to different process of tea making, green tea still has caffeine. Also too much flavonoids intake can interfere with mineral absorption (especially iron), so it is wise to avoid large consumption of green tea if you suffer from iron deficiency. Many literatures support drinking 5 cups of green tea a day as safe and beneficial.





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Ryoku Cha 330ml

Ryoku Cha 330ml

£1.48

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Takaokaya Green Tea with Roasted Brown Rice 16 teabags

Takaokaya Green Tea with Roasted Brown Rice 16 teabags

Green tea combined with roasted brown rice. It is sometimes referred as "popcorn tea" as a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and...
£2.39

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Ito En (Oi Ocha) Japanese Green Tea 500ml

Ito En (Oi Ocha) Japanese Green Tea 500ml

Ooi Ocha is one of Japan's best known cold green teas. This green tea has a smooth taste with a slight bitter hint. It contains Vitamin C and it is...
£2.69

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Suntory Oolong Cha Pet 500ml

Suntory Oolong Cha Pet 500ml

£2.89

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Takaokaya Sencha Green Tea 16 teabags

Takaokaya Sencha Green Tea 16 teabags

Sencha is the most popular type of Japanese green tea. Tea bag type, 16 pieces.
£3.39

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Yamamotoyama Sencha 20 teabags

Yamamotoyama Sencha 20 teabags

Sencha is the most common and popular type of Japanese green tea. 20 teabags. Nutrition information on green tea is available from here.
£4.79

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Fukujuen Sencha with Maccha 20 teabags

Fukujuen Sencha with Maccha 20 teabags

A special blend of maccha, a powdered green tea commonly used in Japanese tea ceremony, and more standard sencha tea leaves. 20 teabags. Nutrition...
£5.19

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Ujino Tsuyu Premium Sencha Green Tea Leaves 100g

Ujino Tsuyu Premium Sencha Green Tea Leaves 100g

"Uji" is a region in Kyoto famous for its production of premium tea leaves. Quality green tea with rich flavours.
£5.89

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House Mugicha Barley Tea 16 teabags (for Chilled only)

House Mugicha Barley Tea 16 teabags (for Chilled only)

This roasted barley tea is popularly enjoyed in the summer, and should be brewed in cold water. It should come as no surprise that...
£7.99

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