The origins of our Sencha Goji Berry Japanese Green Tea
For a refreshing burst of goodness, try this fruity number – our luxury loose-leaf No. 57 Sencha Goji Berry Japanese Tea. Packed with antioxidant-rich goji berries, this exceptional green tea blend is vibrant-tasting and delicious, whether served hot as an immune-boosting winter warmer or chilled as a revitalising summer cold brew.
To create this healthy loose leaf tea, long leaves of premium Japanese green tea leaves have been gently hand-rolled and mixed with fresh jasmine, goji berries, lemongrass, pomegranate seeds and cornflower blossom. Brewing to a light reddish hue, it has an aroma full of fresh, fruity notes and a distinctive flavour that offers a harmonious balance of sencha, sweet goji berries and pomegranate, plus a hint of citrus from the lemongrass.
Characterised by a sweet, lingering taste, this fruit flavoured green tea is delicious and invigorating no matter what time of year.
The health benefits of this Goji Berry blend
The health benefits of goji berries have been recognised for centuries in their native China, where they are widely used in traditional medicine, everyday cooking and as an immune-boosting tea. Considered a superfood, goji berries are linked to several anti-ageing benefits, particularly skin and eye health, due to their high levels of an antioxidant called zeaxanthin. This carotenoid gives the berry its brilliant colour, and therefore its 'red diamond' nickname, and has been found to reduce the light-induced oxidative damage that leads to macular degeneration.
Being a red fruit with high levels of vitamin C, antioxidants and amino acids, goji berries are also associated with immune-boosting and flu-fighting properties. Meanwhile, the sencha tea leaves of this speciality blend come with their own health benefits: studies show that green tea may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol, improve dental health and even fight cancer. With the added benefit of vitamin C-rich pomegranate seeds in the mix, a caddy of this unique tea is a must for your kitchen cabinet!
If you love this flavoured green loose leaf tea
To experience two of Japan's most famous products – sencha and matcha – in one tea, try our refreshing, antioxidant-rich Sencha Matcha. Our Genmaicha Iri Matcha offers an authentic taste of traditional Japanese tea for the vegetal umami deliciousness of matcha and the warmth of toasted rice. If you're looking for a superb green tea with nothing added, you can't go past our Supreme Sencha for a premium example of the style or our Sencha for everyday drinking.
For the full range of The Tea Makers of London green teas, see our Tea Shop. Our Classic Green Tea Discovery Collection is a great place to start if you're struggling to choose. Each pack contains five 10g sachets of some of our favourites from China and Japan.
You can read more about the history of Japanese Teas in our Tea Journal.