Is Fukamushi green tea special?
Benefit of Fukamushi (deep steamed) green tea [Part 1]
Japan Broadcasting Corporation (known as NHK) has broadcasted the program about “Kakegawa Fukamushi Green Tea”. This TV program features the “City of Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Japan” where has ranked one of the lowest cancer mortality rate in Japan. Consequently, the elderly medical expenses are over 20% less compare to national average. Scientists believe “Fukamushi Green Tea” keeps key roles of this interesting statistics…
* Most of AYA GREE TEA ‘s “Sencha Green Tea” products are grown and processed in Kakegawa and classified as a “Fukamushi Green Tea”
Kakegawa City has a low rate of the elderly medical expense. Not only cancer mortality rate but also stroke and heart disease mortality rates are remarkably low. Why elderly people tend to have a healthy long life there?
Kakegawa residents have a habit of drinking green tea daily like water and it is always “Fukamushi green tea” which is Kakegawa City’s specialty! At home, school, work…green tea is necessary item as a daily part of life. Especially, elderly people have good habit of drinking green tea carries from their old lifestyle. Not a few people drinks green tea over 10 cups a day. “Fukamushi green tea” (deep-steamed) has fine particles as a result of this special technique. We drink to the last drop.
Green tea fact
With the geographical feature, Kakegawa green tea is grown at flat land which has a benefit of long daylight hours and enough sunlight for green tea plantation. However, this benefit makes tea bitter as a result of excessive sunlight. For that reason, Kakegawa green tea is steamed two to three times longer than normal green tea to extract sweetness and rich flavor. This long steaming technique allows the leaf to be heated to the core and that breaks up the leaves finer. Those particles contain good components of β-carotene, vitamin E and chlorophyll as well as catechins (antioxidant component). In particular, those three (β-carotene, vitamin E and chlorophyll) components are rarely found in non-fukamushi green tea.
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