Nutrients

Matcha

Matcha is one of nature’s most powerful sources of vitality and wellness. Consumed as a whole food, matcha is a brilliant green powder made by stone-grinding the finest green tea leaves. It is the purest form of healthy tea. Every can of Sparkling Matcha contains a full serving of matcha, packed with these essential nutrients:

Antioxidants – EGCG

Matcha has more antioxidants than any other natural source, with over 130 times the concentration of antioxidants of steeped green tea.

L-Theanine

A rare amino acid found in green tea that is responsible for a unique result, calm energy. It reacts with the natural caffeine in tea, improving mood and reducing stress. Released over several hours, it has been shown to increase brain activity and prolong concentration.

Chlorophyll

This powerful compound cleans our red blood cells and creates new ones; it helps our body detox and stayss strong to fight infections. Green is good.

Catechins

Catechins are super antioxidants 25 times as potent as Vitamin C and 100 times as potent as Vitamin E.  Highly concentrated in matcha, they are exceptional at protecting our cells from oxidative damage and fighting free radicals.

Beta Carotene

A powerful immune booster, beta carotene promotes skin and eye health, too. The amount in matcha is higher than in tomatoes and carrots. One of nature’s strongest weapons against aging.


Matcha History

In the 12th century, a Japanese Buddhist Monk named Eisai returned to Japan from China with green tea seeds. The seeds were planted on the grounds of his temple near Kyoto. Eisai had discovered that drinking matcha improved his Zen meditation by producing a state of calm alertness. As the benefits of matcha became more widely understood, it became the basis for the sophisticated art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony. The Japanese monks developed their own method of cultivating the plant which is still used today. Four weeks before harvest the plants are covered and grown under shade. This results in a higher concentration of the tea’s nutritional properties.