With 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, Matcha is the King of all green teas.
Matcha is grown like green tea, but prior to picking, it’s shaded from light which causes it to release higher amounts of chlorophyll and antioxidants to its leaves. The leaves are then plucked carefully and ground down to produce a fine powder.
Unlike regular tea, Matcha has never been steeped in water so it retains all of its nutrients. Importantly, its secret ingredient, L-Theanine. Buddhist monks discovered this in the 12th century and sipped it daily before meditation, advising the military to do the same realising that it honed their focus whilst increasing their energy over long periods of time.
So while Matcha contains naturally occurring caffeine, the L-Theanine cleverly binds to it promoting a slower release of energy to your mind. So you get a consistent flow of energy without the fatal slump that coffee gives you.
Packed full of carotenoids, vitamins, chlorophyll and antioxidants, the benefits of Matcha are astounding.