The Benefits of Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea

Various green tea PET bottles with particular medical benefits have come out one after another in Japan over the last decade and gained popularity.

One of the pioneers of such products is Suntory Iyemon Tokucha and I actually love the healthy Japanese green tea.

Suntory Iyemon Toku-Cha Green Tea

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha

The Iyemon Toku-Cha (特茶 : literally “Special Tea”) green tea PET bottle was first introduced into Japan’s market in 2013 by Suntory.

The Iyemon Tokucha is a functional beverage with a certain medical benefit designated as a “Tokuho (トクホ : Food for Specified Health Uses)” by the Government of Japan.

Health Benefits

As the green Japanese text says, the Iyemon Tokucha green tea contains “quercetin glycoside”, which enhances the activity of the lipolytic enzyme and helps reduce body fat.

Quercetin glycoside is a type of polyphenol of which vegetables such as onion and broccoli contain a lot.

I have been drinking one bottle of the Tokucha green tea every day since several years ago and my periodic health checkup results concerning lipids are every time pretty good from then on.

Dose and Nutrition Facts

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea Nutrition Facts

In fact, the description says that the dose is one bottle a day and the Tokucha green tea bottle contains 110mg quercetin glycoside, 230mg catechin, and 90mg caffein.


Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea

The Iyemon Toku-Cha special green tea is earthy and a little bitter, but easy to drink. I think it has a normal green tea taste familiar to us Japanese.

The thought that the component Quercetin Glycoside is like a medicine might make me feel the slight bitterness.

Where to Buy Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea is sold in supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, and vending machines. In short, the special green tea is available in every corner of the country.

(Reference Page : )


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: