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“The only thing necessary for these diseases to the triumph is for good people and governments to do nothing.”


Green tea

By now you have probably heard that drinking Green Tea has health benefits, but you may not be exactly sure how, why, or what they are. To quickly name just a few of the possible benefits, there are studies that strongly suggest that the antioxidants in Japanese sencha may reduce the risk of cancer, prevent cavaties, fight the flu virus, lower high blood sugar, lower blood cholesterol, and have an antibacterial action against food born illnesses. Studies show that green tea contains antioxidants, polyphenols, theanine, as well as a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.


Did you know that a cup of green tea may provide 10-40mg of polyphenols and has antioxidant activity greater than a serving of spinach, broccoli, carrots or strawberries? Did you know that EGCG makes up about 10-50% of the total catechin content in green tea and appears to be the most powerful of the catechins – with antioxidant activity about 25-100 times more potent than vitamins C and E? This web site is dedicated to furthering your knowledge on the health benefits of green tea.


Lately, there has been an explosion of new sites selling inferior green tea. Many of these products come from China, are stale, old, and come from late summer harvests. Since green tea has a relatively short shelf life, it is important to obtain authentic products from reliable sources. You'll want to avoid, at all costs, green teas that are old, and those that are not sealed in airtight packaging with the oxygen replaced with nitrogen. Even at well known coffee chains, the "green tea" you find will usually be inferior. Further, try to avoid anything that is past the second harvest outside of Japan - which applies to almost all of the store and internet purchased teas.