Why Matcha

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Why Matcha

Weight loss and control are just the beginning of the nutritional revolution waiting for you in every cup of high quality matcha tea.

Matcha tea comes from the same plant as most other teas (black, green, oolong, etc.) but matcha is the tea world’s undisputed nutritional champion. Why? The secret is the way the tea leaves are grown, processed and consumed.

Tea plants destined to become matcha spend weeks in the shade beneath specially designed coverings prior to harvest. Shading encourages the sun-loving tea plant to actually increase the amount of chlorophyll it produces.

It’s that unique surge of chlorophyll that gives matcha tea its dramatically elevated nutritional profile, not to mention its vibrant color and taste.

To preserve those all-important nutrients, the best leaves are carefully hand-picked, lightly steamed to prevent oxidation, then air dried, de-stemmed and slowly ground into a super-fine matcha powder between traditional granite grinding stones. It takes a full hour of grinding to produce just one ounce of our finest My Matcha Life™ matcha.

Amazing Matcha Benefits

Unlike regular tea drinkers, matcha drinkers actually consume the entire tea leaf. This is not the infusion process (tea-bag) regular teas employ. Drinking matcha means actually consuming whole leaves (minus the stems) in a concentrated powder.

It’s this unique powder that provides health benefits far beyond those of ordinary tea. Matcha brims with powerful nutrients like L-theanine, a calm-inducing amino acid that also promotes a keen mental focus and is found almost exclusively in tea — and most abundantly in matcha.

Another matcha tea benefit is how its amino acids, antioxidants and caffeine work together to boost energy levels without jittery side effects. Studies show matcha’s caffeine actually enhances the affect of L-theanine so that you’re not only wide awake but also calm and focused.

On average 1 cup of green tea contains about 25 mg of caffeine, 1 cup of brewed coffee contains over 160 mg of caffeine.

But that’s not all. Matcha also contains an array of potent antioxidants, the most active of which is a compound known as “epigallocatechin gallate” or EGCG. Among other benefits, EGCG is most often associated with weight loss and control. How much of this benefit you experience depends on the individual, the quality of your matcha and how often you drink it.

So … a sense of calm well-being, heightened mental focus, more energy, weight control and all the benefits of robust antioxidant protection. Excellent reasons to make a good quality matcha tea part of your daily routine.

Learn more about matcha’s many health benefits here.

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