Why Is Japanese Green Tea bitter? Posted on 23 Oct 20:40 , 0 comments

Have you ever felt that Japanese Green Tea is bitter or astringent and therefore hard to appreciate? Japanese Green Tea contains catechins, a group of polyphenols that give tea a bitter and astringent taste.

There is also caffeine, which is a bitter substance and all these cause the tea to appear bitter and astringent.

Although catechine has these properties, it is also noted for its preventive effects on lifestyle related diseases and for numerous other health benefits.

As for caffeine, it helps us to keep awake and alert.