Matcha is made from high quality green tea leaves that are shade grown to promote the production of caffeine and amino acid theanine inside the leaves. The combination of natural chemicals in the shade grown plants are responsible for the feeling of calm and focus that matcha provides. The matcha leaves are then picked, stems and veins removed, and stone ground into a fine powder so that it can be dissolved into water (or milk if you like matcha lattes)!
Matcha boosts metabolism to aid weight loss, balances pH, enhances mood and concentration, provides a sense of calm and prevents ageing and chronic disease due to its unmatched antioxidant properties. It's strong taste and aroma are what make it a contender against coffee.
The practice of making and consuming matcha green tea was brought from China to Japan over a thousand years ago, where it became a staple in zen monasteries. It became such an important aspect of Japanese culture, that the Japanese still practice the ceremonial art of creating the perfect Matcha drink today. The heart of matcha culture in Japan lies in the historic Kyoto, which is why we choose to source our tea straight from Kyoto Japan!
Because matcha is shade grown and stone ground, you are consuming the whole green tea leaf. That means that matcha is naturally a lot higher in antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals than brewing regular tea leaves and only extracting minimal benefits. You would need to drink more than ten cups of tea to get the same health benefits as you’d get from one cup of Matcha!
Results from the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) test by a leading research University in Massachusetts revealed that matcha has twenty times more antioxidants than pomegranates or blueberries!
Natural goodies packed into Matcha:
So what are you waiting for? Get brewing!