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It’s super healthy!  Matcha has 137 times the antioxidants of green tea.  Using a mg catechin/g of dry leaf comparison, results indicate that the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) available from drinking matcha is 137 times greater than the amount of EGCG available from China Green Tips green tea, and at least three times higher than the largest literature value for other green tea.[1].

Matcha gives you an energy boost.  Like coffee, it’s got caffeine in it to give you a lift, but unlike coffee the caffiene is released gradually in harmony with the amino acids that are naturally found in matcha.

Matcha naturally contains theophylline and theannine, a dynamic duo if you like, that act together to give our bodies an energy boost lasting 3 – 6 hours while helping you to remain calm and focused.

Matcha naturally contains L-theanine an amino acid.  L-what you say?  Theanine reduces mental and physical stress and improves cognition and mood[2].  Here's the amazing bit: matcha helps you focus and concentrate[3] by inducing a relaxed tranquilization that’s a bit like what sports stars refer to as "the zone".  No wonder many manufacturers see it as the future of energy drinks!

 Matcha has got 9 x the beta carotene level of spinach.



[1] Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography  David J. Weiss , and Christopher R. Anderton  Department of Chemistry, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA  2003

[2] Kimura K, Ozeki M, Juneja L, Ohira H (2007). "L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses". Biol Psychol 74 (1): 39–45

[3] Kimura K, Ozeki M, Juneja L, Ohira H (2007). "L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses". Biol Psychol 74 (1): 39–45

It’s super versatile!  You can drink it or use it as an ingredient in dozens of different cakes and drinks.  Check out our recipe section for some great new ways to eat and drink tea.

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