Common sense about decaf green tea:
"Decaffeination reduces the antioxidants, so if you drink the decaffeinated green tea you will need to drink more green tea to get the same health benefits as regular green tea."
It's true with other decaf green tea, because their decaffeination process removes water soluble antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals along with the caffeine. So, "decaffeinated green tea leaves" don't have much water soluble nutrition left--that means, if you brew decaffeinated green tea leaves, you just get colored water with little antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Edible Green® Decaf sencha green tea powder is most efficient green tea, when you are sensitive to caffeine. 95% of Catechins are left in Edible Green Decaf sencha green tea powder. That means you still get 95% of Catechins from this amazing sencha green tea powder. Since Sencha offers more Catechins than Matcha does, Edible Green Decaf green tea powder offers more Catchins than Matcha does. No more compromise on green tea benefits to enjoy decaf green tea!
Edible Green® Decaf green tea powder is the only decaf green tea that delivers green tea benefits to you.
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EGCG antioxidants remain in green tea leaves when they are decaffeinated using patented natural water method
Translated from "Report on Decaffeination Process of Green Tea"
By Yuichi YamaguchiLabor-saving Tea Production Research Team
The National Agriculture and Research Organization, Japan.
The basic fact behind a natural decaffeination process of green tea: Caffeine is more easily and quickly eluted with hot water than EGCG, the most prominent antioxidants. Many of the beneficial effects of green tea are related to its catechins, especially, EGCG.
According to the study done by Tsushida, when raw green tea leaves and steamed green tea leaves are soaked in hot water of 176 degrees Fahrenheit, 70% of caffeine after 1 minute and 80% after 3 minutes were eluted from both type of tea leaves. However, little amount of caffeine was eluted when the water temperature was 140 degree Fahrenheit. The results show decaffeination efficiency largely depends on the water temperature.
Elution amount of EGCG is much less compared to Caffeine. When green tea leaves were steeped in hot water of 176 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes and 80% of the caffeine was removed, only 4.1% of EGCG was eluted and 95.8% of EGCG remained in tea leaves.
The results show Caffeine can be removed selectively from both raw and steamed green tea leaves.
("Journal of Agriculture and Chemistry Society" 59, 1985)
With patented water method, Edible Green® Decaffeinated sencha green tea powder contains 14.03% of Catechins.
|Edible Green® Decaf has more Catechins than Matcha!
*Source: “Simulataneous analysis of individual catechins and caffeine in green tea” by Tetsuhisa Goto, Yuko Yoshida, Masaaki Kiso, Hitoshi Nagashima Journal of Chromatography A, 749 (1996) 295-299 National Food Research Institute, Minisitry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Disclaimer: The statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, and cure any diseases.