The Benefits of Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea
Over the last decade, various green tea PET bottles with specific medicinal benefits have come out one after another in Japan and gained popularity. One of the pioneers of such products is Suntory Iyemon Tokucha and I have actually loved the healthy Japanese green tea for a long time.
Suntory Iyemon Toku-Cha Green Tea
The Iyemon Toku-Cha (特茶: literally “Special Tea”) green tea PET bottle was first introduced into the market in 2013 by Suntory. Having been designated as a “Tokuho (トクホ: Food for Specified Health Uses)” by the Government of Japan, it is actually a functional beverage with a certain medicinal benefit.
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 contained a lot in vegetables such as onion and broccoli.
I have been drinking one PET bottle of the Tokucha green tea every day for the last several years and my periodic health checkup results concerning lipids are every time pretty good from then on.
Dose and Nutrition Facts
As a matter of fact, the description says that the dose is one PET bottle (500 ml) a day. Incidentally, based on the nutrition facts label, the Tokucha green tea bottle contains 110 mg quercetin glycoside, 230 mg catechin, and 90 mg caffeine.
As for the taste, the Iyemon Toku-Cha special green tea is earthy and a little bitter, but quite easy to drink. The thought that the component Quercetin Glycoside is like a medicine might make me feel the slight bitterness.
Where to Buy
In Japan, Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea can be found in supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, and even in vending machines.
(Reference Page: Suntory.co.jp )