The pure green tea powder is a holy grail of teas and contains more antioxidants than our superfoods blueberry and pomegranate, all because of a careful harvest. This is the story of the health-giving matcha tea.
Matcha Tea is a fine premium green tea powder from Japan and the story can be traced all the way back to the Tang Dynasty in China, when a Japanese Buddhist Monk brought with him tea seeds to Japan after have spent part of his life studying Buddhism in China. The seeds were considered to create the highest quality tea leaves in all of Japan and were later planted on the temple grounds in Kyoto. At this time, matcha was regarded as very exclusive because of its limited quantities.
After being established in Japan, The Zen Master Sen-no-Rikyu formed four basic principles for a delicate tea ceremony: Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility which became the essence of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, also called The way of Tea, which became closely related to the matcha.
Matcha tea origins from the plant Camellia Sinensis and the secret to the amazing health benefits is to sustain and preserve the leaves as nutritious as when they were picked from the plant. The leaves are shaded for about one month before they are carefully picked from tea fields during harvest season, and after harvest they are being steamed and dried in order to protect the rich enzymes from oxidation. After this procedure, they are ground up in to the fine powder.
This pure green tea powder contains powerful properties, and studies have been in order to support these health effects. Matcha tea:
Contains unique and powerful antioxidants
Contains Vitamin C, Selenium, Chromium, Zinc and Magnesium
Supports a calm mind due to Amino acid L-theanine
Supports cognitive function such as concentration and focus
Supports healthy metabolism
Detoxifies and cleanses naturally
Strengthens the immune system
Stabilizes the cholesterol and blood sugar levels in the body
Make sure that the matcha tea has been ethically sourced and friendly traded.