Benefits of Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea

Over the last decade in Japan, various green tea PET bottles with specific medicinal benefits have come out and gained popularity. 

One of the pioneers of such products is Suntory Iyemon Tokucha, which I have loved for a long time and get one today.

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha

Tokuho Iyemon Toku-Cha Green Tea

The green tea PET bottle Iyemon “Tokucha (特茶: Special Tea)” was introduced into the market in 2013 by Suntory. 

It’s a functional beverage with a medicinal benefit designated as “Tokuho (トクホ)” or FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Uses) by the Government of Japan.

Health Benefits

The Iyemon Tokucha green tea contains quercetin glycoside, a type of polyphenol contained a lot in vegetables such as onion and broccoli.

Quercetin glycoside enhances the activity of the lipolytic enzyme and helps reduce body fat. 

I have been drinking Tokucha green tea for several years, one bottle every day.

Probably thanks to that, my periodic health checkup results concerning lipids are, every time, pretty good.

Dosage and Nutrition Facts

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea Nutrition Facts

Based on the description on the label, the dosage of Iyemon Tokucha green tea is one bottle (500 ml) a day.

The green tea bottle contains 110 mg quercetin glycoside, 230 mg catechin, and 90 mg caffeine.


Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea

Taste-wise, despite being earthy and a little bitter, this green tea is easy to drink.

The thought that the component “quercetin glycoside” is like a medicine might make me feel the slight bitterness.

Where to Buy

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea can be found in supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, and even vending machines.

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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.

2 Responses

  1. Renita Thomas says:

    Thank you! I was in a store in Texas, Mitsuawa and saw this tea. I appreciate your blog, it really helped me.

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