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Published on 02.08.2016
Green Tea may have already been popular as a healthy drink in many countries. However, few people know that there are different outcomes when you make it with boiling water or iced water.
When green tea is made with boiling water, three kinds of antioxidants are extracted. Antioxidants are said to be good for preventing cancer, lifestyle diseases, bad teeth and infection diseases including the flu.
When Green tea is made with ice-water however, antioxidants are not extracted so much, except one particular antioxidant “epigallocatechin (EGC).” EGC is a recently discovered antioxidant, and it is extracted only when the green tea is made with ice-water. It said to strengthen the immune system. In addition to EGC, theanine and vitamin C remain, although they are destroyed when the green tea is made with boiling water. Theanine helps to increase serotonin that slows brain aging, while Vitamin C contained in green tea is good for your skin and bones. Green tea contains five times more Vitamin C than found in lemons.
Another highlight of the green tea made with ice-water is that it tastes sweeter than hot green tea. This is because the natural sweet taste of theanine remains in the tea, while the bitter tasting antioxidants and caffeine are not activated. This sweeter variant of iced green tea is more suitable for children and pregnant women.
Green tea bags can be found all over the world, however, they are usually designed for hot green tea, and if you try to make iced one with them, it will take many hours…even you leave it in a fridge overnight. The tea bags for iced green tea use finely crushed leaves to extract component quickly, and it can be done in three hours.
The tea bags for iced green tea can be found easily at supermarkets or 100 yen shops (100 yen is about 1 USD) in Japan. Iced green tea is;
?Easy and quick to make
?Compact and Lightweight
There are more than enough reasons to grab some as a Japanese souvenir. You can share them with your family, friends, and colleagues to further commemorate your trip to Japan. Don't forget some for yourself to get ready for hot summer!