- Give yourself an energy boost
Matcha contains caffeine, which is known to be a mild stimulant. One cup of Matcha, made using 1g of Matcha powder, has approximately 35mg of caffeine; a cup of brewed coffee, on the other hand, will typically have a caffeine content of 95-200mg. More importantly, the caffeine in Matcha is believed to work in harmony with another natural ingredient, L-Theanine, producing a slow-release effect which will provide sustained energy without the jittery feeling of those caffeine highs and lows.
- Reduce stress and improve mental alertness
Matcha is rich in the amino acid L-Theanine, containing up to five times more than other types of green tea. Because of this, it has been associated with increased alpha wave activity in the brain, and can produce a calming and relaxing effect. Matcha's combination of L-Theanine and caffeine is also claimed to produce better mental focus and concentration.
- Improve metabolism and weight control
Matcha has almost no calories. In fact, it contains a specific Catechin called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCg), which is believed to boost metabolism and burn calories faster than usual. Matcha can help to lower bad cholesterol in combination with a healthy diet, and its polysaccharide content can prevent high blood sugar without raising insulin levels. Research has found that Matcha contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea on the market.
- Support your immune system and reduce inflammation
Matcha is full of antioxidants, which protect the cells of the body from the effects of free radicals and therefore help to reduce inflammation. Because of the way the leaves are grown, Matcha also has high levels of chlorophyll, which can act as a detoxifying agent. Matcha has the highest rated ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) compared to many fruits and vegetables.
So why drink Matcha?
You might enjoy being part of a traditional tea drinking practice that has lasted more than a thousand years. Perhaps you are looking for a replacement for beverages that overload you with caffeine, chemicals, sugar or fat. You might appreciate the benefits of a relaxed and healthier body and a clearer, more focused mind.
Or maybe you just see that Matcha is a superfood of the moment and you don't want to miss out.
Whatever the reason, Midori Spring has a natural, organic, kosher, vegan, gluten free Matcha tea for you. You can reinterpret a centuries-old practice right here, right now.