Green tea is one of the most widespread drinks against hangovers in Japan, since Asians do not have enzymes in the liver, which break down alcohol. That is why after drinking a bit too much sake, they have urgent need of something to sober up.
It has a diuretic effect, gets rid of bad breath and quenches thirst. Further, it decreases the harmful effects of radioactivity.
During World War II, after the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima, it was discovered that health damage was less among people who regularly drank tea. In China, drinking tea is now mandatory in departments that work with radioactive chemicals.
Green tea that is used in Japanese tea ceremonies is made only in Japan and 3.5 oz (100 g) of it cost $60. It is picked early in the morning before sunrise by young girls, in order not to crush the leaves with their gentle fingers.
During picking, it is important for the veins of the leaves to remain on the stem. The difference between black and Green tea is that after drying, the former ferments. Japanese tea a proven antioxidant.
It contains catechins, which capture free radicals that cause cancer. Tea is good for blood pressure balance, diabetes and eye problems. It is a wonderful substitute for coffee, for it contains 10 times less caffeine.See more