Matcha is a premium green tea powder from Japan. This can be drunk as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. It is renowned for its numerous health benefits such as metabolism-boosting properties, detoxification, calming effects, mood enhancement, enhanced concentration & lower cholesterol & blood sugar. It is full of antioxidants including the powerful EGCg. It is rich in vitamins, nutrients, zinc, selenium, magnesium, chromium, fibre & chlorophyll.The health benefits of matcha exceed those of other green teas because you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. Buddhist monks drank matcha to assist in meditation, as matcha’s amino acids, combined with caffeine, offer sustained calm alertness over time.
Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind. For this reason, matcha is also known as a mood enhancer.