Organic Japanese Sencha
Sencha Green Tea
Sencha is a green tea, that undergoes minimal processing and no fermentation. It is one of Japan’s most popular and beloved teas. These young, antioxidant rich, high quality tea leaves, are gently steamed to release its light green color and healthy components. Our organic sencha whole leaf sachets produces a smooth, sweet tasting flavor with a delicate aroma.
Catechins belong to a group of compounds called polyphenols that are powerful antioxidants, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Among the several types of catechin that exist, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) is the most powerful antioxidant, and green tea contains much more EGCg than any other kind of tea, such as black tea, or oolong tea. Antioxidants help prevent cellular and genetic damage by neutralizing unstable molecules called free radicals. You can't avoid free radicals entirely, they occur naturally in your body, and unavoidable environmental influences such as air pollution also contribute to the formation of free radicals. Sencha green tea contains the most catechin out of any other type of green tea. By treating your body to a healthy dose of antioxidants you may help neutralize these harmful molecules and decrease your risk of certain diseases.
The polyphenol content of green teas such as sencha make them helpful in the fight against heart disease, according to research published in "The Journal of the American Medical Association". Shinichi Kuriyama, M.D., Ph.D, researcher of the Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan, found that green tea consumption was associated with reduced incidence of death from cardiovascular disease.
Several studies reveal a potential cancer-fighting benefit for those who consume green tea. According to a research conducted by J.J. Johnson of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy and published in the January 2010 edition of "Phytomedicine," green tea polyphenols appear to show promise in the prevention of prostate cancer. The University of Michigan Health System adds that green tea may aid in reducing the risk of colon cancer, but notes that more research is needed to confirm the effects of green tea on cancer prevention. Kuriyama's study did not locate any link between green tea consumption and reduced cancer mortality risk.
A recent study has shown that daily catechin intake (588mg of catechin for 12 weeks) can reduce weight, especially body fat. With the daily intake of catechin, we can increase fat consumption in the liver. This leads to the decrease in body fat. The study shows that we can consume about 100kcal of energy a day with the intake of 588mg of catechin, which equals 5 or 6 cups of green tea per day. It may sound like alot but your average tea cup holds about 2 cups of water, so drinking a cup of tea in the morning and evening will give you roughly 4 cups of healthy green tea!