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tea contains the following nutrients beneficial for your health.|
effects of important substances contained in green tea|
the astringency/bitterness of green tea. It has sterilizing power and regulates
the intestinal action. Reduces the risks of food poisoning, cancer and other life-style
mellowness of the tea. Theanine is an amino acid found only in the leaves of the
tea plant (Camellia sinensis). It moderates the effects of caffeine and reduces
mental and physical stress to produce feelings of relaxation. Highest grade teas
contain more amounts of this amino acid.|
the central nervous system. It temporarily wards off fatigue and drowsines and
restores alertness. Furthermore, it has a diuretic effect which leads to a constant
elimination of toxic substances from the body. |
colds and is effective in clearing the skin. Green tea contains about three times
as much vitamin C as spinach. Moreover, vitamin C found in tea can tolerate more
the skin and strengthens the respiratory and digestive systems. Tea contains ten
times as much carotene (also called provitamin of vitamin A) found in carrots. |
ingredient of toothpastes, prevents cavity.|
healthier the better!|
|Some of the
health-beneficial nutrients found in tea leaves remain in the leaves after infusions
as several of these substances are water insoluble.|
The best way to enjoy
the health benefits of green tea is to consume the used up leaves after the infusions,
or to drink Maccha (matcha).
to prepare delicious Maccha (Matcha)
of reusing used up tea leaves|
|It is "mottainai"
to throw away used up leaves after infusions, full of beneficial nutrients! Here
are some methods to recycle leaves after infusions.|
Green Tea Furikake|
(enjoy by sprinkling over rice)
Used up tea leaves, a dash of salt, sakura ebi (dried up shrimp), jako (tiny dried
fish), tarako (fish eggs), sesame seeds, etc.
1. Microwave the used up tea leaves to evaporate the water
2. Crush the dried
up leaves (e.g. in a food processor)
3. Dry-roast the crushed leaves in a
frying pan to bring out a pleasant aroma. Add salt and other ingredients depending
on your taste.
combine cooked rice with used up tea leaves!! Enjoy a little gourmet at home!
Recycling Used up tea leaves|
cooking, use the tea leaves as fertilizer. We have received positive responses
from our customers who try this recycling method.|
tea, every day!|
Tea is a healthy drink, abundant in nutrients.
However, do not merely
consume it as a "health drink" but rather, enjoy its unique taste every day.
Green tea will not bring about significant changes in a single day, but as a daily
miracle drink it maintains and regulates our health over time.
Tea Cafe "Maiko Tea Boutique"
Relax with quality green tea.
Of course, our menu includes not only Maccha
and Gyokuro, but savory original desserts using Japanese green tea. Our Maiko
Gallery also exhibits works by local artists. Feel free to drop in and take a
moment to taste our delicious green tea.