Matcha green tea is known for its amazing health benefits and has been consumed for over 1,000 years in Japan. The tea was popularly used by Japanese monks who found matcha a useful aid for staying calm during their many hours of meditation.

So what is it? Well, Matcha is essentially a special type of powdered green tea. In most cases it is grown and produced in Japan where green tree plants are grown and then shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of growth, this increases the chlorophyll content and enhances the beautiful green colour of the plant. Finally the tea leaves are ground with stone grinding wheels which produce the wonderful fine powder that is Matcha green tea!

Six Benefits of Matcha Tea:

  • Gives relief from stress and improves mental alertness
  • Helps maintain healthy metabolism
  • Aids in maintaining a healthy heart
  • Boosts immune system
  • Contains over 60x the antioxidants than spinach
  • Brain power! The L-Theanine in green tea is known to help stimulate alpha brain waves