Matcha Health Benefits

Matcha Health Benefits

A single cup of matcha tea contains the same nutritional benefits found in 10 cups of regular green tea. That’s why matcha is considered such a healthy beverage.

The way it’s grown, harvested and processed makes high-quality Japanese matcha a uniquely rich source of green tea nutrients.

Young matcha tea leaves are shaded prior to harvest then carefully hand-picked, lightly steamed, air dried, de-stemmed and slowly ground into an ultra-fine powder.

This labour-intense process is the difference between high grade Japanese matcha and lower quality versions from other countries.

Matcha Health Benefits

Matcha tea’s concentrated powder contains the entire tea leaf, minus veins and stems. It also contains more antioxidants than any other type of green tea. Catechins are the most famous green tea nutrient.

Because matcha contains the entire tea leaf, matcha drinkers ingest its nutrients in a naturally healthy whole-food form.

L-theanine is an amino acid unique to tea and uniquely abundant in matcha tea. This amino acid makes the tea leaf taste smooth. The higher the l-theanine the smoother tasting the tea. Japanese monks used to drink matcha tea as it helped them to be mentally clear and focused during meditation. As a bonus, matcha’s natural caffeine works in harmony with this amazing amino acid to create a sense of calm alertness without the caffeine jitters.

Matcha 10x nutrition of regular green tea

Caffeine in matcha is similar to the caffeine in coffee but there’s less of it. Matcha contains about half the caffeine coffee does. Not surprisingly, its effects are noticeably less intense.

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