Matcha Green Tea is the superfood green tea powder that everyone talks about. It has a lot of vitamins and nutrients, boost the metabolism and the immunity and lowers bad cholesterol in the body. The most amazing thing about this superfood powder is the abundance of antioxidants it contains. Matcha green tea has almost 6 times more antioxidants than goji berries; and almost 59 times more antioxidants than fresh spinach. Drinking a cup of matcha green tea has 10 times more antioxidant benefits than drinking a regular green tea. It is considering the most quality green tea in a powdered form with the highest levels of catechin; also the most powerful antioxidant that exists on the planet Earth.
Matcha green tea comes in a powder. It is stone ground and actually gives the powder its texture and consistency. Matcha originated in Japan; it was really popular back in the day in the Chinese Empire and widely practiced in Zen Buddhism. Additionally, the Buddhist used it for meditation and calming techniques. Matcha contains a lot of L-theanine that is an amino acid that calms down the nervous system; also increases the alpha waves in the brain. Alpha waves are responsible for the calming feeling of meditation and yoga. Matcha today benefits from many things other than making tea. It is a usage for making matcha latte coffee, in different recipes for making cookies, cakes, and ice creams.
Matcha also contains a good dose of caffeine so it can be used instead of regular black coffee in your morning ritual. The difference between the caffeine in the regular coffee and the caffeine found in matcha is the time release of caffeine. When you drink matcha, the caffeine is releasing steadily over a longer period of time, sometimes up to 6 hours instead all at once like with a regular cup of coffee. You can use matcha in your morning rituals it if you are trying to cut down on coffee without losing the benefits of caffeine.