Packed with powerful antioxidants, matcha green tea is a nutrient dense superfood. With more theanine, catechins, fibre and chlorophyll than regular green tea, matcha is a great tasting and versatile drink. Boost the nutrition in your morning smoothie, amp up your baking, or simply enjoy as a drink, hot or cold.
Full of green tea antioxidants, matcha is the finely powdered leaf of the Camellia senensis tea plant. Originating in Ancient Japan - the secret to matcha green tea is a special cultivation method. It’s grown in the shade for the last few weeks before harvest. This results in a more vibrant, green hue. Plus, a fresh taste - milder than standard green tea. Most importantly, this process concentrates healthy antioxidants and amino acids present in the leaves including protective catechin antioxidants and theanine. Theanine supports healthy levels of GABA, a calming brain compound. Being from the tea plant, matcha green tea does contain caffeine, between 20-70mg per serving – similar to a standard cup of instant coffee.
Research shows that one teaspoon of matcha green tea powder contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea! Also, because it’s a powdered whole leaf, you get more chlorophyll and fibre. This really cements its status as a nutrient-dense superfood. Matcha powder offers more wholefood benefit than matcha green tea bags because the whole leaf is used and retained.
How to use matcha tea:
- Mix with water and enjoy a refreshing drink – hot or cold
- Add to your smoothie for an antioxidant boost
- Use in baking recipes to add flavour and nutrients