When you drink matcha you consume the leaves when you drink the tea. Matcha has more polyphenols and vitamins by volume than other green teas.
Matcha is rich in minerals which alkalizes the blood, regulates heartbeat, and builds strong teeth and bones.
Matcha contains high amounts of L-theanines- a unique set of natural amino acids found almost exclusively in shade grown green teas such as matcha and gyokuro. L-theanines have been shown to reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition and boost mood in a synergistic manner with caffeine.
Not only is matcha brimming with health benefits- the L-theanines give you a sense of relaxed alertness. You do not get the energy crash that you would with other beverages that contain caffeine.
Matcha is ground tencha. Tencha is gyokuro leaves that have been deveined and ground into a fine powder. When you drink matcha you consume the leaves with the tea and this makes this excellent tea give you a real energy boost!