Matcha Green Tea is the highest quality powdered green tea available. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants, Matcha Green Tea is steamed, stemmed, and de-vined before being stone-ground into very fine powder. Matcha Green Tea powder is then stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green color and antioxidant properties. This miracle elixir has been consumed for over a millennium in the Far East, and is now considered to be one of the most powerful super foods on the market today.
Why is Matcha Green Tea Good For You?
Some health benefits are as follows (for more information look at the ‘Top 10 Health Benefits Page’)
- An energy booster yet focus-enhancing and calming at the same time, perfect for both meditation and concentration
- An antioxidant powerhouse
- A natural detoxifier
- Natural mood Enhancer
- High in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids
- Doesn’t spike insulin levels or contribute to “crashes” or sleeplessness
- Helps stabilize blood sugar
- Antibacterial agent
- Organic and fiber-rich
- Helps boosts metabolism, aid in fat burning and improve overall digestion
What is So Special About Matcha Green Tea’s Antioxidant Levels?
Both green and black teas are widely recognized and proven to have extraordinary antioxidant levels – Matcha 100% whole-leaf powdered green tea takes this to another level altogether. Incorporation of the entire leaf delivers chlorophyll, co-factors and other organic buffers that help improve the bioavailability of Matcha’s potent antioxidants. Plus, Matcha’s uniquely elevated level of “catechins” (EGCg), give it a distinct advantage over regular green and black teas. These factors mean Matcha is truly special in its ability to deliver an abundance of antioxidants, which we have all seen cited in many studies as nature’s way of protecting against disease and scavenging excessive cell-damaging free radicals.
How does Matcha Green Tea Benefits Compare to Other Teas?
Matcha is unrivaled among green, black and other teas. Brewed teas deliver only a fraction of Matcha’s nutritional benefits because the leaves are disposed of as part of the preparation process. Matcha does not undergo the same level of fermentation (enzymatic oxidation) as other teas, which helps maximize its potency. As a result, it takes about 10 cups of regular green tea to equal just 1 cup of Matcha’s nutrient and antioxidant value, yet Matcha has similar caffeine content.