Japan, the birthplace of tea culture


Tea is a quintessential aspect of Japanese culture.  For example, tea is free at most restaurants.  People had already started drinking tea since the 6th century, but it wasn’t until the 12th century, otherwise known as the Kamakura period, when authentic tea was brought to Japan by Eisai, a Chinese monk.  Through his own personally prepared tea, Eisai eased the sickness of a prominent shogun at the time, Yoritomo Minamoto.  The news of this deed spread across the country.  Japan’s climate, which is perfectly suited to the cultivation of tea, also fuelled the popularity of tea.  Since then, the many health effects of tea have been widely proven.  Today, both Eisai and Shonin Myoe, who both planted tea in the Uji area of Japan, are worshiped as the fathers of tea.  Every October, a tea festival with a magnificent tea ceremony is held to show appreciation to these benefactors.

Tea’s health benefit

About tea’s nourishment.

You can feel deep and tasteful after taste it well.  The most beneficial component including tea are catechin, each of vitamin, mineral, caffeine and dietary fiber, and they help your body.  What effect tea has.

1. Skin whiting effective & Prevent lifestyle related disease.


For example, tea contains vitamin A, C, E.  It’s not vitamin A, but carotene is the same working as vitamin A when it’s going to internal.  Tea contains carotene nearly 10 times of carrot, and vitamin C is nearly 4 times of lemon or 3 times of spinach.  And It has a characteristic not to be destroyed by heat.  Vitamin A helps to keep moisture of skin, and vitamin C prevent from dullness, spot on the skin and deposition of melanin pigment.  Especially UV protection is effective.Also vitamin E is the same as vitamin C.  So it works to control internal active oxygen generation.  Active enzyme connects various substance and be oxidized.  Especially connected oxidized lipid with lipid causes arteriosclerosis and thrombosis.  Antioxidative effect due to each of vitamin and antioxidantive effect of catechin are proved to make the synergistic effect.

2. Prevent cold & food poisoning.

Man with headache looking away and wincing on white background

Everybody feels bitter because of tea’s catechin.  Taste is bitter, but this catechin contains various effect.  One thing is antioxidative effect.  Connect the catechin and a protein of various of a cold, and it works to prevent infection.  Also It is prevented a cold when gargle with a tea.Second, It’s said that the catechin kills food poisoning germ and helps to grow bifidobacteria inside the intestines, so the catechin protect you from food poisoning.

3. Halitosis & Prevent tooth decay.


The catechin has a tannin or removed the unpleasant smell. The catechin works to control various kinds of harmful germs in the Because the catechin.  To put it simply, flavonoid or fluorine components including toothpaste is, also green tea has it.  It’s useful to prevent tooth decay, and it makes enamel stronger.

4. Research makes progress about preventive medicine of cancer.


Domestic ratio of cancer death rate is below one-fifths in a producing district of Japanese tea.  Epigallocatechol gallate of the catechin component has an effect to make anticancer activity stronger.

5. Improving irregularity & Regulation of the function of intestine


Tea leaves are dietary fiber.  Person who likes meat is not enough to get dietary fiber in particular.  Eat tea leaves and take dietary fiber which has regulation of the function of intestine.  Also it’s improved irregularity effectively.

6. Tea leaves contains sponin component which has an aphrodisiac effect.


This is known as a main ingredient of Chinese medicine like a ginseng.

7. Get rid of spare tire with Green Tea


You know that black oolong tea has an effect on diet, don’t you?Of course, Japanese tea has the same effect, too.  Tea’s caffeine has an effect to promote burning body fat, so if you drink tea before exercising, you can burn body fat effectively.  It’s like an amino acid.

8. When you get a hangover


In Japan, it’s said that “Drink Japanese tea when you’re a hangover” since a long time ago.  This is not just legend.  This is evidence-based.  Tea’s caffeine stimulates the central nervous of the cerebrum and makes feel better.  It makes the function of a liver stronger by glucose and vitamin C and hastens decompose alcohol.