Brassica’s gourmet Chinese Sencha green tea and Chinese black tea with SGS™ brand glucoraphanin from broccoli seeds, gives you all of the health benefits of tea plus the goodness of broccoli (without the broccoli taste!).
All tea starts as green tea. Sencha green tea is steamed to stop the fermentation process compared to oolong tea (semi-fermented) and black tea (fully fermented) which are pan fired to stop the fermentation process. Both green and black tea contain antioxidants and polyphenols that help neutralize harmful free radicals thought to contribute to the development of certain health conditions as well as the aging process.
SGS™ is a nutritional ingredient that contains glucoraphanin, a phytonutrient naturally found in broccoli. Glucoraphanin is converted in the body to sulforaphane, which in 1992, was identified by researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as the most potent natural inducer of Phase 2 detoxification enzymes. These enzymes eliminate many types of free radicals and environmental pollutants and trigger ongoing antioxidant action that lasts for up to three days.
Only Brassica teas are patented and licensed by Johns Hopkins University under US patents 5,725,895; 5,968,505; 5,968,567, 6,177,122 and 6,242,018.