Health Benefits of Matcha

Matcha is renowned for its plethora of helth Benefits. It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll and it is an ideal drink for diabetics and those on low-sugar or low-carb diets because it is sugar free. Matcha is also know to be a potent cancer preventer.

About three weeks prior to tea harvest, the farmers cover the tea plants with shade cloth made of bamboo mats or trap, gradually reducing the level of sunlight that gets to the plants. This increases the chlorophyll content and turns the leaves dark green.

After the harvest, the tea leaves are steamed and air dried. Next, the leaves are sorted for grade, and then de-stemmed and de-veined. Now the leaves are called Tencha. Once the Tencha is ground into powder, it is called Matcha.

Tea-grade Matcha is ground on a stone mill to achieve a fine powder texture, unlike industrial grade Matcha which is ground by machines. The stone grinding produces a specially shaped powder molecule which impacts the taste and mouth feel of the Matcha. All grades of Matcha Temple are stone ground.

Protect Your Cells with Antioxidants
Antioxidants are the nutrients and enzymes that protect your cells and DNA, giving you younger looking skin and preventing many life-threatening diseases. Antioxidants are in such foods as raw fruits, green veggies, and dark chocolate. Yet Matcha Green Tea provides more than 5x the antioxidants as any other food. In fact, it is the highest rated food according to the ORAC method. (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity).
Protect Yourself From Cancer with Catechin, EGCg
Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. One specific catechin, called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), makes up a whopping 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer-fighting properties. Matcha Green Tea contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea.
Relax and Be Calm
For hundreds of years, Matcha Green Tea has been used by Japanese Zen Buddhist monks to relax and meditate while remaning alert. This higher state of consciousness is due to the amino acid L-Theanine in the Matcha. L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain, which induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other pharmaceutical relaxers.
Focus and Remember
Another side-effect of L-Theanine is the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration.
Increase Energy Levels and Endurance
Japanese Samural always drank Matcha Tea before going into battle due to the tea's energizing properties. While all green tea naturally contains caffeine, the energy boost received from Matcha is largely due to its unique combination of other nutrients. The increased energy and endurance gained from a bowl of Matcha Green Tea can last up to 6 hours. Because of the effects of L-Theanine, Matcha drinkers experience none of the usual side-effects of stimulants, such as nervousness and hypertension. It's clean energy.