Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Japanese Fukujyu Green Tea is an infusion most commonly associated with Tea ceremonies, as well as being a generally popular choice across Japan. Workers pluck the leaves in spring before steaming and rolling them lightly.
This ultimately creates a beverage with a shimmering deep olive-green liquor and a smooth, refreshing taste. It is milder than other Green Teas, and has a slight sweetness.
If taste isn’t enough, though, then it’s worth noting that Japanese Fukujyu Green Tea might come with health benefits. Already, scientists suggest that brews such as this one can promote weight loss and improve heart health.
Furthermore, evidence indicates it can aid digestion and reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. We pack it fresh to order, ensuring both quality and consistency.
A Brief History of Japanese Tea
Tea drinking originated from China some 5,000 years ago. It later arrived in Japan sometime during the Nara and Heian periods, coinciding with the Chinese Tang dynasty. Buddhism had a significant part to play in Tea’s introduction to Japan, with seeds brought from China by famous monks such as Saicho, Kukai and Eichu. By 815 CE, references to Tea appeared in Japanese literature.
Green Tea growing soon spread throughout Japan, with the likes of the Samurai later integrating it into their unique culture. In the late Edo period, distribution methods developed considerably, which eventually brought about the potential for trade.
The first export of Japanese Tea was in 1610 by the Dutch East India Company from Hirado, Nagasaki.
Following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the export of Japanese Tea expanded, particularly focusing on the United States. Now, of course, it travels around the world, sometimes passing through the nurturing hands of The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company. Japanese Fukujyu Green Tea is one such example. Why not try it today?
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 75 and 80°C. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Although some add honey or lemon, most serve this infusion without additions.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy delectably sweet, grassy notes with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Olive-green liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Japanese Fukujyu Green Tea
Although not yet proven outright, some researchers believe that Tea (no matter the type) can reduce the risk of developing cancer. Indeed, preliminary evidence from a 2015 meta-analysis has already shown promising results.
It noted that drinking a brew a day could reduce cancer risks by 2%. Those who drank the most Tea, on the other hand, had a 21% lower cancer risk than those who drank none.
It’s essential to note, however, that The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company does not endorse the consumption of Tea for this purpose at this stage. Nevertheless, we support ongoing research.