“Healthy foods” is a general term for all foodstuffs that have positive impacts on the daily lives of individuals. Thus, barley tea (mugi-cha), oolong tea, healthy teas, roasted rice tea (genmai-cha), and the grains described above are all healthy foods. They have also developed dietary fiber with Japanese green tea powder, approved as Food for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU).
Barley tea (mugi-cha) was said to be a beloved drink of the warriors of Japan’s Warring States period. By the end of the Edo Period, ordinary townspeople enjoyed the beverage, and enjoyed drinking it as a substitute for green tea. Barley tea (mugi-cha) does not contain strong stimulants like tannin and caffeine. Oolong tea is a semi-fermented tea, and is situated between the green tea of Japan and the black tea of China.
You can also find green tea (ryoku-cha) in different varieties, including green tea of middle grade, deep-steamed green tea, and high-quality green tea. In recent years, catechin and other healthy components of green teas have been spotlighted in the mass media and health circles, and these have found many uses.
Black tea, or fermented tea (Kocha), oolong tea (semi-fermented tea), and green tea (non-fermented tea) are all made from the same family of evergreen flowering trees, these teas are distinguished by their manner of production. Representative black teas include Assam, Keemun, Darjeeling and more. The brand also includes black teas perfumed with fruit, including strawberry, apple, mango, and others. The company also sells grains and numerous varieties of coffee.
About Odani Kokufun
Odani Kokufun was founded in 1932, as a rice-production and sales business. It was expanded to include the manufacture and sale of raw materials for traditional Japanese-style confectionaries , roasted rice tea, barley tea , etc.
Over its long and abundant years of experience handling rice and grain-related products, Odani Kokufun has constantly sought for and introduced technology improvements. In fact, their company was the first in the barley tea business to successfully mass produce hygienic, sand-free barley tea.
Today, the company offers numerous products in addition to roasted rice tea and barley tea. Their offerings include Japanese green tea, oolong tea, “healthy” teas, grains, Foods for Specified Health Uses (FOSHU), Foods with Function Claims and more. With the specialty in teas and grains, Odani Kokufun presents to the market a wide diversity of products.
They seek to be a company that their customers need and love and their deepest happiness comes from ensuring that all persons involved with the company can say, “I’m so glad I chose Odani Kokufun!”