Tokuho: Healthya Ryokucha Green Tea from Kao

Speaking of Tokuho, about which I wrote in the previous post, this Healthya Ryokucha (ヘルシア緑茶) from Kao (花王) is a forerunner, and here, I will detail what it is.

Kao Healthya Ryokucha 

Kao Healthya Ryokucha

As Ryokucha (緑茶) means green tea in Japanese, Kao Healthya Ryokucha is a green tea beverage that went on the market in 2003.

This product is the first tea product designated as Tokuho, and since its release, the Healthya brand has been expanding its product lineup.

And now, it is also available in coffee, sports, and carbonated drinks.

Health Benefits

Healthya Ryokucha Green Tea from Kao

Like Suntory Iyemon Tokucha, the Healthya green tea helps reduce visceral fat, but unlike the former, this beverage gets help from tea catechin for that.

This PET bottle contains as much as 540 mg of Cha Catechin (茶カテキン: tea catechin), which activates enzymes in the body that break down and consume fat.

But it is also high in caffeine (80 mg per 350 ml), so you should keep that in mind.

Dosage/Taste

Healthya Green Tea

The recommended dosage by the maker is one bottle (350 ml) per day. The maker also recommends shaking the bottle well before drinking.

The Healthya green tea is bitter and astringent compared to Iyemon Tokucha. But it tastes natural, and I like the flavor.

Although my present favorite Tokuho tea is still Suntory Iyemon Tokucha, after researching this time, I found this one also good.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Kao Healthya Ryokucha Ingredients

Ingredients
Green tea, Tea extract (tea catechin), Cyclic oligosaccharide, Vitamin C, Flavoring

Nutritional Values

Kao Healthya Ryokucha Green Tea Nutrition Facts Label

Nutritional Values per Bottle (350 ml)
Calories 14 kcal
Protein 0 g
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 3.9 g
Salt equivalents 0.1 g
Tea catechin 540 mg
Caffeine 80 mg

Tomo

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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