Benefits of Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea
Over the last decade in Japan, various green tea PET bottles with specific medicinal benefits have been out and gained popularity.
One of the pioneers of such products is Suntory Iyemon Tokucha, which I have loved for a long time and got today for this blog article.
Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea
The green tea PET bottle, Iyemon Tokucha (特茶: meaning Special Tea), was introduced by Suntory into the market in 2013.
It is a functional beverage with a medicinal benefit designated as Tokuho (トクホ) or FOSHU (Food for Specified Health Uses) by the Japanese Government.
Specifically, the Iyemon Tokucha green tea contains quercetin glycoside, a polyphenol found in vegetables such as onion and broccoli.
The component 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.
Maybe thanks to that, my periodic health checkup results concerning lipids are, every time, pretty good.
Dosage & 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.
Taste-wise, despite being earthy and a little bitter, the unsweetened green tea is easy to drink.
The thought quercetin glycoside is like a medicine might make me feel bitterness.
Where to Buy
Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea is available in supermarkets, convenience stores, drug stores, and even bought from vending machines.
By the way, in 2022, Tokucha has evolved into Tokucha Premium.
(Reference Page: Suntory.co.jp )