Matcha literally means "powdered tea" and it is a concentrated form of green tea through which the whole leaves are ingested. Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea.
Nutritionists all over the world have written extensivley on the varied health benefits of Matcha. The consensus among nutritionists like Aidan Goggins and Glen Matten that there are very few people who wouldn't benefit from a regular intake of Matcha.
Along with other energetic compounds, Matcha contains a brain boosting ingredient called L-theanine. When combined with the other natural, energy rich compounds, in Matcha, this can actually improve brain function.
Matcha gets hyped as a weight loss booster all the time! But whats the science? Habitual matcha drinkers have been shown to have a 20 percent reduction in fat from when they began their habit! This is because Matcha boosts your body's metabolic rate.
For over a millennium, Matcha green tea has been used by Chinese Daoists and Japanese Zen Buddhist monks as a means to relax and meditate while remaining alert. We know know that compounds like L-Theanine cause this, and induce a relaxing state without the inherent drowsiness other calming compounds can.
With such a high concentration of antioxidants called polyphenols and catechins, Matcha has been observed to have anti-aging properties that increase the healthy appearance of your skin and hair. Our Ceremonial Grade Matcha contains the highest concentrations of these compounds.
Lowering your risk of heart disease may be as easy as drinking Matcha! This light, aromatic tea may lower cholesterol and triglycerides, which may be responsible for the tea's association with reduced risk of death from heart disease. Men who drink Matcha matcha are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink Matcha, and on average have much lower bad cholesterol levels.
Good nutrition is essential in maintaining a healthy system and warding off illness. Matcha is full of powerful antioxidants called catechins, the most abundant of which is known as EGCg (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) which has been observed to have potent cancer-fighting properties. Matcha also holds benefits for those suffering from diabetes, obesity, depression and low energy.
It's all down to the fact that green tea, and especially Matcha, is one of a newly discovered group of wonder foods called Sirtfoods. These foods contain especially high nutrients that switch on a master group of wellbeing genes that exist in all of us, called sitruins.
Although many are only discovering Matcha, it is nothing new! Matcha has been drunk in Japan since the 12th century, and even before that in China! Our Matcha is grown in the Uji region of Japan by an experienced Tea Master who has spent years learning and perfecting the art of judging, grading and cultivating the tea.
Matcha comes from the tea plant, Camellia Sinesis, a subtropical evergreen. That one plant can produce the range of flavors and tastes that it does is amazing tnough, but that it can produce a beverage as beneficial as matcha tea is even more so. Our ceremonial grade Matcha is stone ground by an experienced group in a farm that has cultivated this wonderful tea for over 800 years.