No12 [Eating] Time for tea


Time for tea

Intoducing to the UK for the first time nationally one of the original brands of Japanese tea to the UK, Yamamotoyama Green (Sencha) Tea. The Yamamotoyama company have been making green tea for over 300 years so they know a lot about tea making. This particular Green Tea is not overpowering and is very refreshing, perfect for drinking at any time of the day due to its low caffeine take. It has a very natural taste that can be describe as slightly savoury, but in a subtle way; It is a balance of sweetness and bitterness in flavour. The tea has pleasing light green appearance. Because of this green tea’s minimal processing – its leaves are withered and steamed, not fermented like black teas – it has lot of health benefits. It is high in anti-oxidants and that and recent research has indicated that drinking green tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (LDL) cholesterol. This Yamamotoyama green tea was previously only been available in Japanese food and oriental shops in the UK but now Tesco are stocking it in all of their large supermarkets nationally.