All About Organic Jasmine Green Matcha Tea
Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. This matcha comes from delicious jasmine green tea, giving the matcha a unique flavor you may not have sampled before.
It's considered a luxury drink in Japan where it first became popular, and has since taken the US by storm, becoming popular both in its traditional form and mixed into more modern variations like matcha lattes.
Matcha green tea has numerous health benefits, including:
Boosts Energy: All green teas contain naturally occurring caffeine, but matcha tea energizing powers come not only from caffeine, but also from other compounds such as L-theanine, which adds energy without the jitteriness.
Calms Nerves: The shade-grown leaves used to make matcha contain L-theanine, which is an amino acid that is known to provide relaxation without the side effects of drowsiness.
Supports Overall Health: Matcha tea contains an extensive amount of antioxidants and polyphenols that have been shown to help improve your immune system and potentially prevent certain types of cancer.
Weight Loss: Researchers found that individuals had the potential to lose an average of three pounds during a 12-week period simply by consuming one to four teaspoons of matcha green tea powder daily.
Liver Health: Research has shown that individuals who received green tea extract for 90 days had significantly lower liver enzymes. Increased presence of liver enzymes is often an indicating factor of liver damage.
Heart Health: Compounds in matcha can protect your heart by preventing blood clots, heart attacks and high blood pressure.
Origin: The Jiangxi Province of China
Caffeine Level: Low, as with most green teas.
Brewing Hot: Mix half a teaspoon with 8oz of not-quite-boiling water and stir.
Brewing Cold: Mix three teaspoons of matcha in a quart of water, shake vigorously, and enjoy!
Mix With: Steamed milk, lime, honey, ginger, or sugar.