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Japanese Tea Nutrition Chart


Please note that these standard values will vary from product to product depending on the harvest season, processing method, steeping method, etc. and are to be used only as a guideline.

Japanese Sources:

Tea Guide, National Federation of Agriculture Cooperative Associations "Chapter 2: Standard Value Tables, Beverages Chart", STANDARD TABLES OF FOOD COMPOSITION IN JAPAN Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edition. Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. 2005

Notes:

1) "Daily intake for adults" are standard values for a healthy diet of 18 - 29 year old adults according to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. 2) Tea nutrition values come from the Food Composition Database of the Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. 3) Table notes: "(0)" is a zero value, while "-" indicates no measurement was taken.

Steeping methods:

※1 Steeping method: 10 g of leaves, 60 ml of water at 60˚C degrees, 2.5 minutes. ※2 Steeping method: 10 g of leaves, 430 ml of water at 90˚C degrees, 1 minute. ※3 Steeping method: 15 g of leaves, 650 ml of water at 90˚C degrees, 30 seconds. ※4 Steeping method: 5 g of leaves, 360 ml of water at 100˚C degrees, 1.5 - 4 minutes. MATCHA: Values are for 100g of matcha powder (standard measurement for food). To see values for a smaller amount (say 5 grams), you can adjust it in the food composition database here (Japanese only sorry!): http://fooddb.mext.go.jp/details/details.pl?ITEM_NO=16_16035_6 Sencha and gyokuro "leaves" values are also based on this standard 100 gram amount.

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  unit Daily intake
for adults
gyokuro matcha sencha kamairicha bancha hojicha genmaicha oolong tea black tea
men women leaves drink
*1
  leaves drink
*2
drink
*2
drink
*3
drink
*3
drink
*3
drink
*3
leaves drink
*4
energy Kcal     329 5 324 331 2 0 0 0 0 0 311 1
water g     3.1 97.8 5.0 2.8 99.4 99.7 99.8 99.8 99.9 99.8 6.2 99.7
protein (g) g 70 55 29.1 1.3 30.6 24.5 0.2 0.1 minimal minimal 0 minimal 20.3 0.1
lipid g fat
energy
percentage
20~25%
4.1 (0) 5.3 4.7 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) 2.5 (0)
triglyceride equivalents g     3.3 2.9
carbohydrates g     43.9 minimal 38.5 47.7 0.2 minimal 0.1 0.1 0 0.1 51.7 0.1
ash g     6.3 0.5 7.4 5.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 5.4 minimal
minerals sodium mg     11 2 6.0 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 3 1
potassium mg 2000 2000 2800 340 2700 2200 27 29 32 24 7 13 2000 8
calcium mg 700 600 390 4 420 450 3 4 5 2 2 2 470 1
magnesium mg 310 250 210 15 230 200 2 1 1 minimal 1 1 220 1
phosphorus mg 700 700 410 30 350 290 2 1 2 1 1 1 320 2
iron mg 10 12 10.0 0.2 17.0 20.0 0.2 minimal 0.2 minimal minimal minimal 17.0 0
zinc mg 11 9 4.3 0.3 6.3 3.2 minimal minimal minimal minimal minimal minimal 4.0 minimal
copper mg 1.8 1.6 0.84 0.22 0.80 1.30 0.01 minimal 0.01 0.01 0.01 minimal 2.10 0.01
manganese mg 4.0 3.0 71.00 4.60 55.00 0.31 0.37 0.19 0.26 0.15 0.24 21.00 0.22
iodine μg 150 150 4 0 0 0
selenium μg 60 45 3 0 0 8 0
chrome μg 35 30 8 0 0 18 0
Molybdenum μg 30 25 1 0 0 2 0
vitamins A Retinol μg     (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
carotene α μg     (0)
β μg     (0)
β-cryptoxanthin μg     (0)
β-carotenes μg     21000 (0) 29000 13000 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) 900 (0)
retinol activity equivalents μg 600 540 1800 (0) 2400 1100 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) 75 (0)
D μg 2.5 2.5 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
E Tocopherols α mg 10 8 16.4 28.1 64.9 (0) 9.8
β mg 0.1 0 6.2 (0) 0
γ mg 1.5 0 7.5 (0) 1.6
δ mg 0 0 0 (0) 0
potassium μg 65 55 4000 minimal 2900 1400 minimal 0 minimal 0 0 0 1500 6
B1 mg 1.1 0.8 0.30 0.02 0.80 0.36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.10 0.01
B2 mg 1.2 1.0 1.16 0.11 1.35 1.43 0.05 0.04 0.03 0.02 0.01 0.03 0.80 0
niacin mg 17 13 6.0 0.6 4.0 4.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 10.0 0.1
B6 mg 1.6 1.2 0.69 0.07 0.96 0.46 0.01 0.01 0.01 minimal 0.01 minimal 0.28 0.01
B12 μg 2.4 2.4 (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
folic acid μg 200 200 1000 150 1200 1300 16 18 7 13 3 2 210 3
pantothenic acid mg 5 5 4.10 0.24 3.70 3.10 0.04 0 0 0 0 0 2.00 0
biotin μg 30 30 51.6 0.8 0.2 31.9 0.2
C mg 100 100 110 19 60 260 6 4 3 minimal 1 0 0 0
fatty acids saturated g     0.68 0.62
monosaturated g     0.34 0.25
polysaturated g     2.18 1.94
cholesterol mg     (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0) (0)
dietary fiber soluble g     5.0 6.6 3.0 0 4.4
insoluble g     38.9 31.9 43.5 0 33.7
total g     43.9 38.5 48.5 0 38.1
sodium g     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
caffeine g     3.50 0.16 3.20 2.30 0.02 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.02 2.90 0.03
tannins g     10.00 0.23 10.00 13.0 0.07 0.05 0.03 0.04 0.01 0.03 11.00 0.10

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