Matcha Health Benefits
Matcha has more polyphenols and vitamins by volume than other green teas.
Matcha is rich in catechin polyphenols– compounds with high antioxidant activity. These compounds offer protection against many illnesses and slow the aging process.
Drinking a bowl of matcha a day is one of the best things you can do to combat skin aging and promote skin health.
Matcha is rich in minerals which alkalizes the blood, regulates heartbeat, and builds strong teeth and bones.
Matcha has vitamin C, tocopherols, carotenoids, and several healthy phytochemical compounds.
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.
Tencha is gyokuro leaves that have been deveined. Tencha is ground into a fine powder to make matcha.
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 a delicious and invigorating beverage!