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

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha

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.

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 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.

Dosage and Nutrition Facts

Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea Nutrition Facts

As a matter of fact, the description says that the dosage 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.


Suntory Iyemon Tokucha Green Tea

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.

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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.

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