Health Benefits of Matcha

“Tea is a miraculous medicine for the maintenance of health. Tea has an extraordinary power to prolong life. Anywhere a person cultivates tea, long life will follow. In ancient and modern times, tea is the elixir that creates the mountain-dwelling immortal.” – Eisai from “Maintaining Health by Drinking Tea” (1211)

For more than 800 years, green tea has been recognized for its numerous health benefits. Green tea is a rich source of the beneficial amino acid, theanine. In addition to providing umami and sweetness, theanine also has a relaxing effect that slows the heart rate and blood pressure while improving the quality of sleep and concentration.

There is also a high concentration of antioxidants in green tea – more than blueberries, leafy greens or nuts. In particular, the antioxidants of matcha are more concentrated due to its preparation. The catechins found in matcha, are thought to help burn fat and inhibit the absorption of fat, while the dietary fiber helps to regulate a healthy gut. Green tea may also help to prevent colds due to both the antiviral effect of the catechins and the vitamin C it contains.

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