Matcha, used traditionally in Japan, is a powdered form of green tea. Matcha green tea is grown and processed using particular methods. The green tea plant, Camellia sinensis, is grown in the shade, prior to harvest, for approximately three weeks to slow down the growth and increase the chlorophyll. The stems and veins are then removed as part of the processing method. These methods give Matcha tea its distinctive bright green colour.
Matcha contains powerful antioxidants called catechins which are the most potent and beneficial.
One exceptional catechin called EGCg (epigallocatechin
gallate) makes up more than half the catechins in Matcha green tea and is
broadly acknowledged for its health benefits especially the cancer fighting effects
on the body.
Stress Reduction – Calmness – Relaxation
Matcha has very high levels of the amino acid L-theanine which has been shown
in different studies to reduce levels of stress, to boost your mood, and promote
better sleeping patterns. How does this happen? Well this amino acid promotes
the production of alpha waves in the brain which induces relaxation with the
added benefit of not feeling lethargic or sleepy afterwards!
Matcha is a great detox for the body. The high levels of chlorophyll production
during the shaded growing period of this green tea not only produces its amazing
green colour, it is a potent detoxifier capable of removing heavy metals and
chemical toxins from the body naturally.
EGCg, the catechin in Matcha, can increase metabolism and burn body fat. A
study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states that those
who drink teas with a higher density of catechins than other teas, end up losing
weight. Matcha was shown to increase the body’s ability to burn calories from
about 10% to around 40% of its daily energy expenditure.
The health benefits of matcha green tea (Camellia sinensis) is known for its
health benefits with its primary impact being in the immune system. The link
between green tea and immunity has been prevalent for centuries in Eastern
cultures, whereas the benefits have emerged over the last couple of decades in
Western culture. According to Lu Yu, the author of the Classic of Tea, "Tea
tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue,
awakens the thought and prevents drowsiness” (Yu, 1995).
The list goes on and on with the benefits of this wonderful Matcha green tea. There is more and more research going into discovering the amazing benefits that this matcha has on the mind, the body and the spirit.
Remember that there are many different uses for this green tea today such as matcha lattes, green tea ice cream, noodles, muffins, smoothies, breakfast cereals, and more. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and order today to experience the amazing benefits of our matcha green tea for yourselves!
Lu, Y. (1995). In Y. Lu, & F. R. Carpenter (Eds.), The classic of tea: origins & rituals. Ecco Press.