HIGH GRADE MATCHA
High in antioxidants
Increases energy levels
Boosts immune system
Matcha is renowned for its plethora of health benefits. It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. It is an ideal drink for diabetics and those on low-sugar or low–carb diets because it is sugar free. Matcha is also known 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 tarp, 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.
If you have been looking for a way to get the health benefits of Japanese Green Tea,
it’s time for Matcha Green Tea, the highest quality powdered green tea available.
Matcha Tea is made from the nutrient-rich young leaves picked from the tips of the shade-grown Camellia sinensis plant. The leaves are steamed, and de-veined before being carefully stone-ground into very fine powder.
Matcha powder is stored away from light and oxygen to preserve its bright green color and plentiful antioxidant properties. This miracle drink has been consumed for hundreds of years in the Far East. Modern science has confirmed that it is one of the most potent super foods available.
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).
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.
For hundreds of years, Matcha Green Tea has been used by Japanese Zen Buddhist monks to relax and meditate while remaining 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.
Another side-effect of L-Theanine is the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration.
Japanese Samurai 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.
Matcha Green Tea has been shown to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat nearly four times faster than normal. Unlike chemically-based diet aides, Matcha causes no negative side effects like increased heart rate and high blood pressure.
During the last 20 days before the Camellia sinensis (tea plant) leaves are harvested to be made into Matcha, they are covered to deprive them of sunlight. This causes a massive increase in chlorophyll production in the new growth. The resulting high levels of chlorophyll in Matcha Green Tea not only give this tea its beautiful, vibrant green color, but Matcha is also a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.
The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties which promote overall health. Just one bowl of Matcha Green Tea provides healthy amounts of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. Further studies have even suggested that the nutrients in Matcha may have the ability to inhibit the attacks of HIV on human T-cells.
Although the scientific process remains unclear, Matcha Green Tea has a strong positive effect on cholesterol. Studies of different populations have shown that people who drink Matcha Green Tea on a regular basis have lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while at the same time displaying higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Men who drink Matcha Tea are 11% less likely to develop heart disease than men who don’t drink Matcha.
That’s why you’ll love Matcha Green Tea. Unlike many other teas which require sugar, milk, or lemon to make them taste decent, Matcha is absolutely wonderful all by itself. You’ll catch the crisp vegetable notes and then the savory taste of the L-Theanine amino acid, making Matcha a tea that is delicious and unique. You’ll truly love a delicious bowl of Matcha.
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