MATCHA THE GREEN TEAS FAR BEHIND? EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS GREEN TEA
5,000 years ago, it was just a leaf. Now, it’s a lifestyle.
Whilst green tea has long been recommended for a healthy diet, another brighter shade is becoming more popular - Matcha. A bright green morning tea with a smooth balance of flavours.
Matcha has skyrocketed in popularity lately for its unique nutrient profile, amazing health benefits and all other right reasons.
WHAT IS MATCHA?
Like green tea, matcha comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. Known as the herb of spring, it’s grown differently by covering the tea plants for 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino acid content and gives the plant a darker green hue. Finally, the harvested young tea leaves are ground up into a fine powder called ‘Matcha’.
THE ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSE
Matcha tea delivers a mega-dose of antioxidants in every sip! According to the latest antioxidant research, matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants than any other ‘superfood’.
Matcha’s stoneground tea leaves provide you with a powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids in a way no other green tea can!
When you drink matcha tea, you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients – this is 137 times more antioxidants than typically found in regularly brewed green tea. Also, one serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of green tea.
NUTRITION IN A CUP
One serving of matcha green tea contains protein, amino acids and lipids. It also has minerals (potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, phosphorus and iron) and contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E and K. Matcha tea is just ‘high nutritional value’ – all in a cup!
MATCHA TEA BENEFITS
In short, matcha tea offers unparalleled nutrition and is unparalleled in comparison.
Amongst its many health benefits, matcha is rich in catechins (that act as natural antioxidants) and is high in a catechin called EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) which has cancer-fighting effects on the body. This green tea also boosts metabolism, burns calories for weight control, detoxifies the body naturally, lowers cholesterol and blood sugar, calms the mind and relaxes the body, boosts brain function, enhances focus and concentration, protects liver health and heart health, provides energy boost throughout the day and supports overall wellbeing.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Matcha comes from the same plant as green tea, but its outstanding nutrient profile with beneficial medicinal compounds makes it a game-changer. Best of all, this cuppa is easy to make and you can effortlessly include it into your lifestyle - for a dose of good health and a burst of extra flavour!