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Japanese Tea

JAPANESE TEA
Japanese Kitchen stocks a selection of Japanese Teas.
Green Tea or Sencha as its known in Japan is by far the most popular.
For something a little different try nutty Genmaicha (Brown Rice Tea).
A premium green tea is Matcha (Green tea powder).This is a very pure form of green tea and has many nutritional benefits and anti-oxidants.
And Oolong(Wu-long) tea, more Chinese than Japanese, but famed for its slimming properties.


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More about Japanese Tea...
Green tea is so ubiquitous in Japan that it is more commonly known simply as "tea" and even as "Japanese tea". Types of tea are commonly graded depending on the quality and the parts of the plant used as well as how they are processed. There are large variations in both price and quality within these broad categories, and there are many specialty green teas that fall outside this spectrum. The best Japanese green tea is said to be that from the Yame region of Fukuoka Prefecture and the Uji region of Kyoto. this spectrum. The very best Japanese green tea is said to be that from the Uji region of Kyoto.

Green teas have about a quarter the caffeine content, by liquid volume, of coffee
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