Matcha is a special type of green tea obtained from Camelia sinensis that is mainly cultivated and produced in Japan and is currently considered the healthiest green tea.
It has been used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for nearly a millennium.
The leaves of this tea are protected from the sun in the last weeks of its growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a stunning green color.
Only the finest tea buds are picked and dried and then their leaves are carefully ground with stone wheels to produce a fine powder.
The powder can then be used to prepare an antioxidant-rich sparkling green tea or used in recipes such as smoothies or baking.
Unlike teas drunk in leaves, this Matcha tea, as it is in fine powder, is not strained before consumption, and this allows us to consume the entire leaf, thus making the effect of Matcha tea more potent and nutritious than other varieties of tea consumed still in leaf. In fact, only 1/2 teaspoon is needed to make a traditional cup of Matcha.
Biosamara's Matcha is of excellent quality and Ceremonial level. It has a unique distinct flavor, sweeter and less astringent than other teas.
Matcha contains high levels of antioxidants, providing up to 5 times more than any other food.
Matcha can be used as a food ingredient and natural food coloring or simply added to shakes.
It is also a source of caffeine, but different from coffee and can be an excellent alternative to coffee.
It contains several minerals including chromium, magnesium, zinc.
Matcha also contains vitamin C and gives some support to the immune system, studies have indicated that it may have an anti-tumor effect and support cancer prevention.
Matcha Green Tea can also help lower cholesterol and blood sugar.
The presence of considerable amounts of Chlorophyll in Matcha makes it a good detoxifier.
Drinking Matcha Tea can improve concentration and mood while calming the mind and relaxing the body.
Matcha is considered thermogenic and can speed up metabolism, supporting calorie burning and thus supporting weight loss diets.
Green tea also contains theanine, an amino acid that is known to produce a feeling of relaxation, as it helps to increase levels of serotonin and dopamine in the brain. It also works to reduce physical and mental tension and can improve attention, alertness, concentration and cognitive functions.
Some well-known ancient traditions used green tea as part of meditation practices and to clear and calm the mind. It also works as a mild stimulant to aid concentration, sleep or anxiety.
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