Green Tea Benefits
When the monk Eisai brought tea back from China which is said to have become the basis for Japanese green tea, he also brought back a chronicle outlining the virtues of tea as a medicine, which he presented to the shogun Sanetomo.The virtues listed in the Chinese document have recently come to be proven scientifically.
Green tea compounds and their effects
1. Green tea contains lots of Vitamin E which is helpful in
2. Green tea catechin helps prevent cancer.
3. Catechin has antimicrobial properties which help prevent food poisoning.
4. Green tea contains catechin and vitamin C, both helpful in preventing colds and flu.
5. Catechin lowers your cholesterol.
6. Catechin helps regulate blood sugars.
7. Catechin helps regulate blood pressure.
8. Catechin helps keep allergies in check.
9. Green tea contains saponin, which boosts virility, inhibits fat production, strengthens the heart.
10. Green tea contains vitamin A, C, and E, making it good
for the skin and beauty maintenance.
11. Green tea is helpful in dieting because of the fat
burning effects of caffeine, as well as the fat breakdown
effects of catechin.
12. The caffeine and vitamin C in tea helps replenish glucose in the blood, alleviating hangovers.
13. Caffeine helps alleviate stress and fatigue.
14. Flouride helps prevent cavities and bad breath.
15. Fiber helps promote regularity.
How much green tea should you drink per day?
We recommend drinking 7 ‒ 10 cups a day (using a large size tea cup) for maximum health benefits.
Eating the tea leaves directly will be even more effective.
Brew the tea relatively strong. The first and second brewings will contain most of the desirable tea compounds. Used tea leaves can be added to foods to get all of the teaʼs benefit.
The important thing is to continue to take every day.
Utilizing used tea leaves
Used tea leaves can be used for a variety of purposes. Here
are some of the countless uses for used tea leaves.
If the tea leaves still have some flavor and color,try using
them in your cooking,
-Use with ponzu or dressing in marinated foods.
-Try with natto in place of onions.
-Mix with jakko fish and bonito flakes, add soy sauce and
mirin, then use as a topping.
-Mix with tenpura batter and fry up some fish, etc…
-If you put the tea leaves in a tea bag or gauze and add it to
the pot when boiling fish, the fishy smell will be removed.
-Using the juice from used tea leaves in the preparation of
fish will remove smells and have an antiseptic effect.
Other uses for tea
-Place in the bathtub in a gauze bag to get soft smooth skin.
-Use in cleaning the kitchen for disinfection and elimination
of bad smells.
-Sprinkling dried spent tea leaves on the floor before
sweeping will give you a shiny floor.
-Place dried spent tea leaves in the corners of the room or
the refrigerator to eliminate bad smells.
-Use as plant fertilizer.