The Taste Of Tea Stay Clear

Stay Clear boxStay Clear is a powdered Benifuuki green tea from The Taste of Tea.

It’s one of the teas from the Functional Teas line. As its name implies, it helps reduce seasonal allergy symptoms because of its methylated catechin content.

The tea comes in a box, which includes 14 packets of powdered tea. It’s very convenient because you just have to dissolve the packet in hot water.

I opened one packet and smelled the tea powder. It reminded me of sencha, very fresh.

Stay Clear teaAs you can see in the picture, the packet has a writing in Japanese. It says “whole catechin funmatsuryokucha“.

The powder is as fine as a matcha, although the color is not as vibrant.

Let’s drink it

The package says that it should be brewed with 8 oz (240 ml) of water at 195ºF (about 90ºC). I don’t have such a big cup, so what I did was make two cups of tea with the same packet.

Stay Clear brewedThe liquid is dark, just like a fukamushi sencha. There’s a faint aroma in the liquid, it smelled a little sweet to me.

I tasted it and felt some bitterness and astringency, but not as much as I thought it would be. I’ve tried green teas that were more bitter than this, and they weren’t powdered.

This tea has a rich, strong flavor. I found it pleasant, although I’m aware that some people prefer lighter green teas.

Finding a Benifuuki powdered tea outside Japan isn’t easy. If you want to avoid the symptoms of pollen allergy, I encourage you to give Stay Clear a try.


  1. Griff
    April 17, 2014

    Interesting tea! Have you tried cold brewing this? It seems like a good solution for brewing up some tea while you’re out and about.

    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      April 17, 2014

      Hello Griff

      Haven’t tried cold brewing this tea yet, but in the package it says that you can do so.

  2. Géraldine Calvo
    September 1, 2019

    Hello! Thank you for this review and of the benefuuki stay clear. I have severe allergies to lol sorts of things and I have bloodwork to prove my mast cell disorder so I will be able to compare the numbers. I will give this a try a let you know! Thank you!

    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      September 1, 2019

      Hi Géraldine

      Thanks for the comment. Please let me know how if works out.


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