Matcha is powdered green tea made from stone-ground up tea leaves which are rich in theanine, an amino acid that promotes a state of relaxation, concentration and clarity of mind.
Matcha Tea is essentially powdered green tea. Then what’s the difference you ask? With green tea, you are drinking the extracts of the leaves. Matcha on the other hand, you are consuming the actual tea leaves.
Matcha tea is also stronger and packed full of antioxidants and is great for your metabolism, gut and heart. Every cup of this tea will pack a punch and keep you energized to get through the day.
Some studies state that drinking one cup of matcha tea is as good as drinking 10 cups of green tea. If you want a serious caffeine boost, matcha tea has more caffeine than coffee without the crash as it contacts amino acid L-theanine.
Fun Fact: This Japanese invention has a traditional and symbolic value to the culture. The Japanese carry a ceremonial grade matcha tea which is of the highest quality and it is a sacred part of the tea ceremony.