Matcha, the Queen of Antioxidants.
The herbal tea from Tea Life is stone milled right in the heart of Japan, the birthplace of Matcha. This is what makes our tea so special, as the authentic flavour will make you feel like you are enjoying this tea whilst in the streets of Tokyo!
The Queen of Antioxidants
There is no other tea in the world as concentrated with antioxidants as Matcha. You can consider it a superfood as well for the nutrients it packs.
The term ‘Antioxidants’ is ever so popular in the beauty and fitness world. But there’s more to it.
Antioxidants are chemical compounds essential to our body for reducing oxidation. Our body naturally produces antioxidants to prevent the signs of aging, skin issues, keep our immune system strong, help boost metabolism, and so on. Moreover, it has amazing detoxifying properties.
But with the fast-paced life that we lead now, it’s hard to consume healthy food and keep the antioxidant levels optimal. And it directly contributes to premature aging, various skin diseases, liver problems, poor gut health, and so on.
All of it can be prevented with daily consumption of Matcha. One cup of Matcha can provide the benefit of 10 cups of green tea. Can you imagine drinking 10 cups of green tea a day? The antioxidant properties and nutritional composition of Matcha green tea are just phenomenal.
Antioxidant properties are tested with the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), and Matcha boasts a whopping 1573 units per gram. It’s huge when compared to even antioxidant-rich fruits like blueberries or pomegranates.
Burn Some Calories with Matcha Tea
Drinking Matcha Tea can significantly increase the metabolism and calorie burning properties of our body. It’s very heavy on catechins which has a good thermogenic effect. The thermogenic effect basically means the process of fat burning inside our body.
According to a study, Matcha can increase thermogenesis (the fat burning process) and take it to a whopping 40% over the regular 10% in our body.
Matcha could be your perfect companion in the weight loss journey. From losing body fat percentage to overall body weight, everything is possible with Matcha. But it’s not like drinking Matcha will make you lose weight overnight. It must be paired up with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
The biggest advantage of Matcha Tea in weight loss is the improvement in metabolism. While the herbal tea itself is almost calorie-free, it further aids in burning fat cells. Matcha is completely safe to use in weight loss because it doesn’t increase blood pressure or heart rate while improving metabolism.
To start using Matcha in your weight loss journey, you can start by drinking 1-3 cups of herbal tea a day. It will suppress your appetite for reduced calorie intake as well.
Amazing Detox Properties
The art of detox doesn’t rely on any specific diet or medicine. It can be as simple as a cup of tea. Why not Matcha tea?
The huge number of antioxidants make Matcha a perfect ingredient for any detox. It detoxifies the cells from all harmful chemicals and rejuvenates the skin cells.
Any good detox requires you to stay away from caffeine. Most people face issues while withdrawing from coffee because it often leads to headaches and irritability. But it can all go away when you introduce Matcha Tea into your detox.
Matcha Tea has caffeine, but it releases a certain amount of L-theanine too. L-theanine ensures that the caffeine is consumed slowly and steadily without the jitter and giving you a calming effect.
Other than L-theanine, Matcha also comes with chlorophyll, an important part of detox. The chlorophyll comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant, the same plant green and black tea are derived from.
But to produce Matcha Tea, the plants are grown in the shade. The process enhances the presence of chlorophyll and L-theanine.
Among many other benefits of chlorophyll for the human body, it can also clean the digestive system, boost blood circulation, fight against free radicals and other chemicals, lower cholesterol, and increase good cholesterol (HDL).
Mood Enhancing Properties
Drinking this organic herbal tea enhances mood. Matcha is packed with L-theanine, polyphenols, EGCG, catechin, etc., and they all contribute toward a happier mind.
Let’s start with L-theanine. It works as an antidepressant. The chemical imbalance in our body incites depression and bad mood. L-theanine in the organic herbal tea can bring the balance back and make you feel good again. It also changes the levels of serotonin and dopamine, two major mood enhancers.
Then there’s Catechin. It’s great for a healthy oral cavity. Days of relying on gums or mints are past you if you decide to drink organic Matcha Tea regularly. The EGCG catechin is responsible for a stronger immune system. Stronger immunity means you feel healthy. And that’s a huge mood enhancer!
Lastly, we have the polyphenols. Polyphenols help with gut help. It makes sure that your digestive health is on point. Discomfort around the stomach area is a surefire way to feel low. So, drinking Matcha Tea regularly will keep your stomach healthy, keeping you in a good mood in return.
How Matcha Compares with Green Tea
Matcha and green tea come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis. But the process for deriving them is different. In most cases, you’ll find green tea in tea bags or loose tea leaves. But Matcha Tea comes in a powder form. Fresh green tea leaves are stone milled into a fine powder to produce Matcha.
Matcha Tea has a stronger and smoother flavour than green tea. It’s more concentrated with antioxidants and nutrients. A cup of Matcha Tea suffices for 10 cups of green tea in terms of nutrients.
The reason Matcha is so concentrated is that it’s kept in the shade for a long time to increase the chlorophyll and amino acids. It results in a buttery flavour. With over 137 times more antioxidants, Matcha packs a lot of health benefits in very small servings.
Organic Matcha Tea has been the pride of Japan for a long time. However, many other countries have adopted the art of growing Matcha, but none can beat Japan in terms of quality and texture. The Matcha Tea you find at Tea Life is authentic Matcha green tea, stoned milled in Japan to keep the nutrients intact. Get yours now!