A vibrant green and straight up superfood. For centuries celebrated in Japan and now the rest of the world has joined in.
Matcha comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. It is made from the whole tea leaf. The leaves are plucked, dried, fried, and then ground into a fine powder. By using the whole tea leaf and the grinding process, matcha tea has 10x's more antioxidants than green tea.
Matcha leaves are grown in the shade so the chlorophyll content is boosted within the leaves and it produces a bright green color. It is handpicked and ground into a fine powder using granite stones in the dark to help keep the nutrients protected.
It isn't steeped like loose leaf tea. Matcha powder is added to hot water and whisked with a bamboo whisk until it is completely dissolved and frothy.
Matcha has many health benefits. It can lower your LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) and increase your HDL cholesterol (the good cholesterol) levels by clearing out your arteries.
Some studies have shown that Matcha can help protect your liver, one of the most essential organs in your body. The liver is responsible for getting rid of toxins in your body and processing nutrients.
Matcha can improve brain function because it is loaded with polyphenols, rich in amino acid that can boosts the alpha waves in your brain. Alpha waves in the brain are responsible for calming your mind and helping you focus with clarity and ease.
It can improve all skin types in many ways. You can use it as a face mask, drink it or add some matcha powder to your smoothie. Matcha can help reduce the visual signs of aging because the catechins it contains help stop free radicals which cause wrinkles on our skin. This wonderful superfood can also help heal all skin types because its tannins help regulate sebum production.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition believe the catechins found in Matcha tea contain thermogenic properties that can speed up fat burning calories. Drinking Matcha tea raises and increases your fat burning speed by 25%.
Matcha is high in antioxidants and has a large amount of EGCG's (epigallocatechin gallate) that is excellent in reducing inflammation, fighting free radicals, and prevention of many chronic diseases.
Make Matcha part of your lifestyle. Feed and fuel your body with the goodness of this superfood.
Enjoy your time with tea!