You may have heard of this wondrous powder before. What you might not know is why it's so popular? What even is matcha?
Matcha is made from whole tea leaves that are grown, dried and ground into this super fine, pure green tea powder that contains 10x the nutrients and antioxidants of steeped tea or coffee.
2g of matcha = 10 cups of steeped green tea = 1 espresso shot
So when you're drinking one serving of matcha, you are drinking the nutrients of 10 cups of green tea (and essentially eat actual green tea leaves). By drinking the whole tea leaf, not only do you get that caffeine we all want first thing in the morning but you will have that energy from it for longer. Without the crash allowing for a more productive and less grumpy you.
But why is matcha good for you? You may have heard many buzz words throw around like full antioxidants and L-Theanine (for good reason). L-Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in the Camellia Sinensis (tea) plant, and it is what gives Matcha its slightly sweet notes and stress reducing functions. On top of that its got stress reducing functions and more down below:
Growing and processing high quality matcha is a demanding task, being passed down from generation to generation. This is just one brief summary into the long list of health benefits and processes.