Health, Herbal Tea  |  8.20.2019  |  By C. Thompson

5 Health Benefits of Kuromamecha Black Soybean Tea


Kuromamecha is a nutty, sweet black soybean tea made from roasting black soybeans. Afterwards, the beans can then be left in bean form or ground into a powder for tea. At Senbird, our Yui Kuromamecha is left in bean form, so you can enjoying eating the beans for extra fiber after brewing. In fact, our Kuromamecha originated from Hokkaido, a prefecture well-known for its superior agricultural practices. The rich soil there contributes to flavor, aroma and quality of these round black soybeans. However, regions such as Kyushu is also famous for producing quality black soybeans.

In Japan, Kuromamecha is a particularly popular herbal tea due to its health benefits and versatility, since it can be enjoyed brewed both hot and cold. Learn more about how incorporating this herbal tea in your diet can support your health.

1. Anti-Aging

Black soybeans contain an antioxidant called anthocyanin, which gives the soybean its natural skin pigment, along with the skin of blueberries and eggplants. In addition to the pigmentation, this antioxidant improves blood pressure, blood flow and prevents the loss of collagen in the body, all of which contributes to the fighting signs of aging.

2. Disease Prevention

Drinking Kuromamecha black soybean tea does more than just keep you looking and feeling youthful. Anthocyanin is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that prevents carcinogens from taking place in the body. Additionally, it also decreases the chances of developing diabetes and various heart diseases by stabilizing blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol, and reducing the risk of arteriosclerosis(hardening of the arteries).

3. Weight Loss

Kuromamecha consists of compounds such as isoflavones and saponin that improves your body’s lipid metabolism. Improving metabolism limits fat absorption and enhance the rate in which fat is burned. Furthermore, black soybeans are legumes which contains fiber and regulates digestion as well as blood sugar levels. After brewing, considering eating the beans for your daily dose of fiber!

4. Caffeine-Free

Unlike Japanese green teas, such as Sencha or Matcha, Kuromamecha is an herbal tea, which means it contains no caffeine. If you are someone who enjoys coffee but is sensitive to caffeine, a non-caffeinated alternative could be the Kuromamecha. It has an earthy, coffee-like flavor, which is refreshing without the effects of caffeine. Certainly, herbal teas are the ideal for those looking to enjoy a cup of tea during the evening hours too.

5. Hormone Regulator

For women, drinking this Kuromame black soybean tea has a big added bonus. For instance, the same isoflavones that assist with weight loss can also work as hormone regulators. They work similarly to estrogen within the body, helping with hormonal imbalances like menopause and PMS. Additionally, the hormone regulation results in healthy, clear skin.

Although Kuromamecha is popular in Japan, it is still a tea that is not well-known elsewhere. We hope you consider trying this herbal black soybean tea after learning more about the incredible health benefits!

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