It is said that Samurai warriors drank matcha tea as part of the Buddhist tea ceremony. Made from the finest and most tender leaves from the first days of harvest in Japan, this tea today holds a special place in this sacred ceremony. It is not surprising that it is one of the most consumed drinks in Japan, a country with one of the highest life expectancies in the world.
Matcha tea is one of the most powerful antioxidants that exist, being scientifically proven to prevent the development of cancer cells, inflammatory processes and neurodegenerative diseases. It is extremely rich in catechins, L-theanine, chlorophyll, potassium, selenium and zinc. Its intense green color and its particular sweet/bitter flavor make matcha tea the perfect complement to green detox smoothies, smoothie bowls and matcha lattes.
Many celebrities are giving up coffee to sign up for matcha tea. The explanation lies not so much in the fashion effect but in the fact that this magical green powder prevents premature aging and improves metabolism. Below I detail its main benefits and properties:
Not all antioxidants are created equal and the catechins in this tea are among the most powerful and beneficial. Taking into account the stress of today's society, and the oxidative factors to which we are subjected daily, matcha tea is one of the most powerful superfoods that we can take to stay young. In addition, these catechins have been shown to have antibiotic properties that promote general health and strengthen the immune system.
CONCENTRATION AND MEMORY
Another of the main properties of matcha tea is its content of L-theanine, an amino acid found exclusively in the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis . This amino acid acts as a barrier against the stimulation caused by caffeine, revitalizing and promoting a lasting state of concentration and clarity. Reduces blood pressure and improves memory. Try it and forget about coffee and caffeinated soft drinks. You will notice its benefits immediately.
Matcha tea is very effective in weight loss as it reduces the growth of new fat cells and increases metabolic performance by up to 40% in regular consumers. Being made from the leaves of the ground tea plant, it provides us with very high quality fiber, essential for treating constipation, bloating and keeping us full for longer.
In addition, matcha tea purifies the body due to its chlorophyll content (characteristic of deep green foods). It oxygenates the blood and promotes the expulsion of toxins, so its regular consumption also favors the state of beautiful skin and shiny hair. Its niacin (vitamin B3) content prevents gastrointestinal disorders and improves fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
Rich in vitamins B2, C, D, E, K and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium and fluoride (the latter very important for oral health), - unlike coffee which dehydrates and demineralizes us -, Organic matcha tea is nature's multivitamin.
HOW TO PREPARE IT
It's as easy as adding the powders to any smoothie you're going to make. You can see one of our recipes here. If you prefer to prepare a tea with hot water, all you have to do is boil water (approximately 50-60 ml) and add a small teaspoon (1-2g) of organic matcha tea (it is important that it is organic). You can buy yours here .