Based on the label (biggest font written in japanese), this tea leaves’ type is Sencha (煎茶?, decocted tea). This is the typical type of Japanese green tea.
Why green tea and not black tea??
Let me share with you the health effects of this type of tea (summarized from wikipedia).
- Antioxidant – more than black tea
- reduce heart disease – by reducing cholesterol
- prevent dental cavities – one of the reason is because we drink green tea without sugar
- prevent kidney stones
- prevent cancer
- Improving urinary and brain function
- eliminating indigestion
- preventing fatigue
- reduce weight