BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With January and February come New Year's resolutions, holiday hangovers, minimal daylight hours, and the official saddest week of the year (third week of January). Meet Sencha Shot, an all-natural, authentic and invigorating punch of green tea energy boost that banishes winter doldrums, excess weight, cancerous cells and cavities, among other ailments. THE REAL DEAL "As other products jump into the 'green tea is good for you' or 'all- natural' market, our advice is to read the ingredient list," says Rona Tison, VP of Ito En Corporate Relations. Each 6.4 fl oz can of Sencha Shot contains 152 mg of the cancer-fighting catechin EGCG. That's 5 times more than the average ready-to-drink green tea, according to the USDA. Sencha Shot contains simply purified water, green tea, and vitamin C. No extracts, no supplements. TASTE IT TWICE Ito En, the world's largest green tea company, uses an advanced, deep brewing method that yields a full-bodied, unique flavor. Artificial flavors have distorted American palates, so the taste of Sencha Shot is at first surprising, even weird. We suggest trying it twice. By the second can, taste buds crave the unsweetened, natural Sencha Shot goodness. GOOD ENERGY Unlike some energy drinks, you can sip guilt-free, as Sencha Shot contains no calories, sweeteners or artificial energy additives. Besides containing 140% of the USDA-recommended amount of Vitamin C, Sencha Shot is full of green tea saponins that work against obesity, allergies and inflammation. Plus, it has fluoride to strengthen teeth and bones. BE ZEN AND MAYBE LIVE LONGER Buddhist monks drink concentrated green tea, like Sencha Shot, before beginning hours-long meditations. One Sencha Shot provides 40 mg of caffeine -- less than coffee, slightly more than most sodas. The naturally occurring amino acid theanine allows for the slow release of caffeine and produces a calming, re-aligning effect rather than jittery bursts of energy. Sencha Shot's good energy will get you through winter and beyond. Japanese live on average 3 years longer than Americans. Experts credit their clean, healthy diet, including daily consumption of unsweetened green tea. Ito En was founded in Japan in 1966 and opened North American operations in 2001 with Teas' Tea, all-natural, unsweetened ready-to-drink teas, which received the 'Best Flavor' and 'Best Packaging' awards from the 2005 World Tea Expo.
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