Matcha: The Superhero of Tea
If you’re a tea lover, chances are you’ve heard of matcha. This vibrant green powder has become the latest craze in the health and wellness world, and for good reason. Not only is matcha delicious and energizing, but it’s also packed with a whole host of health benefits that make it a true superhero of tea.
So what is matcha, exactly? Unlike other teas that are steeped in water, matcha is made by grinding up the entire tea leaf into a fine powder. This means that when you drink matcha, you’re consuming all the nutrients and antioxidants that the tea leaf has to offer. And boy, does matcha have a lot to offer!
What are the health benefits?
One of the key benefits of matcha is its high concentration of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect your body against damage from free radicals, which can cause chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Matcha is loaded with catechins, a type of antioxidant that is particularly powerful. In fact, studies have shown that the catechins in matcha are up to 137 times more potent than those found in other types of green tea.
But that’s not all. Matcha also contains an amino acid called L-theanine, which has been shown to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. This makes matcha the perfect beverage to sip on when you’re feeling a bit frazzled. And because matcha also contains caffeine, it provides a nice little boost of energy without the jitters that can come from coffee or other sources of caffeine.
Why Tea and the gang?
At Tea and the gang, we take our matcha seriously. We source our Ceremonial Grade Matcha from 10 small holder factories in Shizuoka, Japan, where the Tencha leaves used to make the Matcha are shaded with covers for 3-4 weeks before plucking. This process slows down the growth of the tea leaves and concentrates the chlorophyll in the tea leaves, giving our matcha its vibrant green color. The leaves are then milled using ceramic mill stones to achieve a fine powder. This traditional method of production ensures that our matcha is of the highest quality, with a rich and complex flavor profile.
Make Matcha part of your daily routine
So why not make matcha a part of your daily routine? Whether you’re looking to boost your immune system, improve your cognitive function, or just enjoy a delicious cup of tea, matcha has got you covered. It’s the perfect way to start your day, recharge in the afternoon, or wind down in the evening. With its numerous health benefits and delicious taste, matcha is truly a superhero of tea. So go ahead, unleash the superhero within you with a daily cup of matcha!