Impala & Peacock



Grown in a boutique tea garden in Victoria's alpine region this is a herbaceous, grassy tea with a subtle hint of the Australian eucalyptus forest surrounding the plantation. This Australian green tea has a bright amber-green infusion and a delicate sweet savoury taste.

This particular style of Sencha is harvested in the first month of spring. It is a popular style of Japanese green tea known for its powerful health benefits and weight loss properties.

This tea is available in a refill pouch. The pouch is re-sealable to maintain freshness and perfect to refill your Impala & Peacock canister or jar. Pouch size: 

See the research section below for more details about Sencha's health benefits. 

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1 tsp to 200mL cup

75°C degree water temperature

1.5 min steep time (the same leaf can be used for 2 infusions)

If you do not have a temperature-controlled kettle, let the water cool for approximately 7 minutes after boiling.

Camellia Sinensis (tea plant)

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The health properties of green tea has been extensively studied and was summarises in the long list of “health benefits [1] of consuming green tea, including the prevention of cancer [2] and cardiovascular diseases [3], the anti-inflammatory [4], antiarthritic [5], antibacterial [6], antiangiogenic [7], antioxidative [8], antiviral [9], neuroprotective [10], and cholesterol-lowering effects [11] by a 2010 literature review [12].

The caffeine and polyphenols found in green tea have also been shown to increase weight loss [13].
One specific polyphenols found in green tea (camellia sinensis) has been the focus of much of the research, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Findings demonstrate several beneficial properties, including anti-cancer [14,15,16], antioxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive, anti-microbial, and anti-metabolic syndrome effects as well as improving fertility in humans and animals [17]. EGCG varies substantially among different types of teas with green teas having the highest concentration. Among green teas there is a large difference as well, ranging from 5.8% EGCG of dry leaf weight to under 1%. Japanese green teas typically have the highest percentage of EGCG with sencha being the highest of all [18].

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