Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oolong Shot

The healthy benefits of drinking tea are receiving more press every day, so I was quite interested when I came across a new product by this Japanese company.  Dr. Andrew Weil says on the Ito En website “I have long been an outspoken advocate of tea for its restorative properties and health benefits.  This unsweetened tea line maintains the integrity and essence of the whole leaf, its health-promoting constituents and its authentic tastes.”

Oolong Shot tea has 17l mg of polyphenols in one can – this will help maintain a healthy heart and neutralize cell-damaging free radicals.  I really like that this product is made with loose tea and is unsweetened.  I’m looking forward to discovering if it also tastes  good.  There is also a Sencha Shot.

Ito En (founded in 1966) developed the first ready-to-drink green teas.  The Natural Fruit Tea line sounds delicious and includes green tea blueberry, apple, mango, peach and more.  These do contain natural cane sugar, but no added colors.  The company also sells loose tea, gifts, teapots, tea timers, etc.  I loved the sterling silver Gingko Leaf sugar tongs.  Their website has a lot of great tea information.  You can check it out at www.itoen.com.

6 comments:

Steph said...

I was just planning to write about this! I'll refer to you when I get it done. :-)

Angela McRae said...

Ooh! Love those silver sugar tongs, and did you see the gorgeous glass teacups? Am reading a lot more about Oolong as well, and love that this is called Oolong Shot. Wish I were going to the World Tea Expo next week, because I'm sure they'll be there -- and probably with samples! Thanks for the great links!

TattingChic said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my tatted teapot blog post today! Glad you stopped by!
Thanks for sharing the story of your paternal aunts tatting! Do you happen to have any of their work! It would probably look lovely in a photo with a delicate teacup! :)

parTea lady said...

Sadly, I don't have any of their work. They were all taught the needle arts by their mother who was raised in Europe. Those doilies would've looked beautiful with all their ruffles standing at attention around a dainty teacup.

Natasha Burns said...

Sounds like great tea! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Steph said...

Hey - I love the new background/header!

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