Matcha tea is getting a lot of buzz in the health and wellness world. Its unique properties and benefits make it an interesting alternative to your standard tea. Matcha tea is a finely milled or fine powder green tea of very high quality. The whole Matcha leaf is consumed which maximizes benefits.
According to various reports and studies done on Matcha, it appears to boost metabolism and help lower cholesterol levels. It also contains an abundance of antioxidants to aid in good health (and only contains a small amount of caffeine). Matcha also contains l-theanine an amino acid that according to The Telegraph can have a beneficial effect on both physiological and psychological stress. Matcha has been shown to help enhance cognitive function and whilst this is partly attributed to the natural caffeine content, the addition of l-theanine seems to enhance the benefit.
If you’re in the market for a good alternative to standard teas, you can find Matcha at various health and gourmet food stores.