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.