I love drinking Matcha tea for not only the amazing health benefits but also for the long lasting natural energy that it provides daily for my body.
- High in antioxidants and fortifies our immune system
- Loaded with catechin, EGCg
- Boosts Metabolism, reduces cortisol which the stress hormone that increases belly fat
- Enhances our memory and concentration
- Burns calories, increases our energy levels and endurance
- Detoxifies the body and lowers *inflammation levels which are a trigger for premature aging
Matcha is a shade-grown all natural, powdered Japanese green tea that is extremely high in antioxidants, amino acids and other rich nutrients. And did you know that this miracle elixir has been consumed by Buddhist Monks for more than 800 years as an instrument for meditation and ingredient to long lasting health. Matcha is now considered to be one of the most powerful super foods on the market today.
Unlike other teas, Matcha, has a number of supplementary steps in the cycle of production – shade grown Camellia sinensis plants, hand picked, steamed stem and de-veined removal, and the granite ground milling process into a very fine powder. Matcha Green Tea powder is then stored away from light and oxygen in order to preserve its brilliant green colour and antioxidant properties.
Because Matcha is ground into a fine powder you are actually consuming the entire leaf, as you receive 100% of the benefits of the entire tea leaf, the antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fibre. It contains antioxidant levels higher per gram basis than any other known natural vegetable or fruit, and ORAC test results show that one gram of Ceremonial Matcha green tea contains 1,384 ORAC units which is about 15 times the antioxidants that is found in wild blueberries.
The amino acid L-theanine that is found almost solely in shade grown green teas like Matcha, when it’s combined with the natural caffeine in tea, it slowly metabolizes releasing the caffeine over an extended period of time providing a longer stable three to six hour energy boost compared to coffee caffeine that is only 1 hour to an hour and a half.
***ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units, a unit of measurement for antioxidant content which was originally developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).