Michiyo Tsujimura got honoured with a Google Doodle on Friday on the occasion of her 133rd birth anniversary. Tsujimura is a Japanese biochemist who did in-depth research on green tea.
On 133rd birthday, Google Doodle illustrates her studying the chemical components of green tea in a laboratory with the letters of ‘Google’ were created using a tea shrub, a cup of green tea, a pen, a flask, and a notepad, among many other research materials.
For Japanese educator & biochemist Michiyo Tsujimura, scientific advancement was her cup of tea 🍵
Because of her breakthrough research, we now know what compounds make green tea beneficial to human health 🫖
— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) September 17, 2021
Born in 1888, Michiyo Tsujimura was Japan’s first woman to receive a Doctoral degree in agriculture, when even the university did not accept female students. Tsujimura’s research concentrated on the key benefits of green tea, and she extracted the bitter component of tea before extracting tannin in crystal form from the popular beverage, green tea. She has also worked with the B1 discovery, Dr Umetaro Suzuki and jointly discovered vitamin C in green tea.