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Some information about the
japanese green tea

Preparation and health benefits
Proper preparation is almost as important as the quality of the tea itself. This has been known for centuries in the countries of origin of this drink. The first author of a book on the subject of green tea, Lu-Yu, devoted himself to this task in the 8th century AD. He wrote a second book in which he listed the different types of waters used to prepare each tea and the resulting effects. It is worth clearing up this aspect of the green tea question if you want to get the most out of its benefits. In practice, the preparation of tea has been refined by its enthusiasts, especially in order to optimize its flavor. However, these adjustments have strongly taken into consideration the fact that the preparation has a role of activating the benefits of tea.
The different types of green teas including Sencha, Gyokuro, Shincha, Matcha, Bancha, Benifuuki and Karigané with their different effects and nutritional contributions, complement each other in an exceptional way.

Brewing time and temperature
The two key factors to optimize the health benefits of tea are steeping time and temperature.
It is during this process that the extraction of the benefits of teas, is done and so by this operation that its specific medicinal properties are activated. It is important to remember that too high a temperature degrades or harms many valuable ingredients (vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids, etc.), but also can release too many other substances (oxalic acid, caffeine, certain tannins AND EGCG. Conversely, if the temperature is too low, the extraction is insufficient or unbalanced. The same is true with regard to the factor of infusion duration. Finally, to prepare the tea in an optimal way, it is It is almost a question of "finding the right compromise” which offers the most appropriate mixture of ingredients for health. It is not a question of trying to extract the maximum of mono substances (individual molecules) in order to ingest a large quantity, but on the contrary the incredible benefits that green tea offers are directly linked to the great richness of rare and essential nutrients that it offers.What's more, the majority of the ingredients that tea contains have synergistic effects. reciprocal ergic forces that bind them and multiply their mutual effects.

Infusion time and temperature for therapeutic purposes
For specific applications and problems, it is recommended to deviate from the traditional form of preparation. In this case, the extraction of certain healing substances takes priority over the usual traditional combination. For example, a different steeping time and temperature for certain specific green teas is required to achieve a specific combination for a particular disease or symptom. In some cases, drinking a variety of tea can be counterproductive.

Preparing tea maximizes its benefits
The table below contains the essential elements for the preparation of green tea. It is about traditional knowledge and achievements of tea culture. Recommendations are oriented in the direction of preparations for daily consumption. Practical advice on temperature, steeping time and quantity is specific to each tea variety (harvest). In our experience, slight changes in the preparation lead to substantial changes in the benefits obtained. Sometimes, green tea can induce undesirable effects, even risks.
Our observation is that with obtaining the best flavor, one often arrives at the optimum preparation for health. Naturally, beyond these considerations, the intrinsic quality factors of tea (harvest, know-how, origin, processing, conservation, etc.) must be taken into account. Since tea (like wine) is a very sophisticated living product, the indications are not absolute rules, but rather a framework for making the most of it. The green teas we tested are premium quality teas that we believe can tolerate slight brewing changes. Individuals with an intuitive awareness of their organism can take these observations as a basis for open thinking for the preparation of green tea.

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