Matcha literally means "powdered tea." Both Matcha Green Tea and traditional green tea come from the same Camellia sinensis plant.
Matcha Green Tea is made from stone-ground, nutrient-rich, dried, young leaves of Camellia sinensis bushes. Matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf and contains more caffeine and antioxidants than are typically present in green tea.
Studies of matcha and its components have unearthed a variety of benefits, showing that it can help protect the liver, promote heart health, and even aid in weight loss.
Matcha Green Tea contains 1384 units of antioxidants which is 14 times greater than blueberries. A bowl of Matcha Green Tea Powder provides 5 times as much antioxidants as any other food. It helps promote heart health, keep blood sugar and blood pressure within healthy levels, and may help to promote healthy aging.
Rich in catechins, a large part of Matcha Green Tea's catechin content is called epigallocatechin or EGCg. This very potent antioxidant helps boost metabolism and burn fat, and may help maintain healthy cell growth.
Japanese and Chinese monks have been using Matcha Green Tea to help them relax yet remain alert as they meditate, which is attributed to the tea's high L-Theanine content. This compound stimulates alpha waves in the brain resulting in the feeling of relaxed alertness and wellness. L-Theanine has also been found to promote the production of dopamine and serotonin which may help enhance mood and improve concentration and memory. Matcha Green Tea Powder is an energy booster and increases endurance due to its unique combination of nutrients. This potent powder has its share of substantial amounts of vitamins A and C, potassium, iron, calcium, and protein all necessary for good health.
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