Amazing Benefits of Matcha Tea

Review the Benefits of Matcha Tea.

Benefits of Matcha on Pep Tea's Pack
Back Label Pep Tea 100g Matcha Premium

The benefits of Matacha Tea were largely discovered by the ancient Chinese. Their  herbalists ground the leaves to a powder so consumers ingest the whole of the tea leaf. This means they consume a lot more of the nutrients than just steeping the tea.

Matcha Tea is the bright green powder of ground whole tea leaves.

Matcha Green Tea drinking is an ancient Chinese practice that almost died out in China. It was later perfected by Japanese Zen Buddhist monks over 8 centuries. It has become dramatically more popular in recent years. Science is expanding the knowledge about why, for some of the health benefits of Matcha that the monks always knew it provided. (See  Tea drinking History)

Prior to the harvest of tea for Matcha, the tea plants are shaded to bring out brightness and sweetness not associated with other green teas.

High quality Matcha green tea powder is made from the nutrient-rich young tea leaves picked from the tips of shade-grown tea plants. The leaves  are ground into very fine powder.  (See How Matcha Tea Powder is Made)

 Matcha Green Tea powder is known to be one of the most powerful natural super foods available. So here is why you should enjoy the benefits of Matcha Tea by drinking a cup every day.

Specific benefits of Matcha tea.

    • Very High in Antioxidants

      Antioxidants are the amazing nutrients and enzymes that attack the negative effects of UV radiation. This gives us younger-looking skin, and preventing a number of life-threatening illnesses. Antioxidants are what all health-conscious people are looking for in healthy foods such as raw fruit and vegetables. On the ORAC score, gram for gram, Macha green Tea Powder has a total Antioxidant capacity of 15 times that of Wild Blueberries.

    • Very High with Catechin EGCg.

      Not all antioxidants are created equal. Green tea contains a specific set of organic compounds known as catechins. Among antioxidants, catechins are the most potent and beneficial. One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) makes up 60% of the catechins in Matcha Green Tea. Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties.
      Brewed Green tea is particularly rich in EGCg compounds, with about four times more EGCg than black tea. However Matcha Green Tea contains around 3 times more EGCg than tradition brewed green tea.

Immune System benefits of Matcha tea

  • Fortifies the Immune System

    The Human immune system consists of a finely orchestrated, complex collection of tissues and cells. These cells protect your body from allergens, bacteria, viruses, and other potentially harmful organisms, collectively known as antigens. Matcha Tea is the best source of a type of antioxidant called a catechin. Preliminary research has found that a specific catechin, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg), may give the beverage antigen-fighting abilities. When researchers at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada added green tea to lab samples of the adenovirus (one of many viruses that causes colds). They discovered that EGCg inhibited the virus’ ability to replicate.

    Similarly, researchers in South Korea found that EGCg can also stop the influenza virus from replicating. While these studies were conducted in petri dishes instead of human subjects, some researchers believe you can reasonably bank on green tea’s benefits as Green tea catechins can improve lymphocyte responses and seem to have anti-inflammatory effects.
    Additionally, Matcha Green Tea provides the benefit of substantial quantities of Potassium. Also  Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. Some studies have even suggested that the nutrients in Matcha may have the ability to inhibit the attacks of HIV on human T-cells.

    • Improves Cholesterol

      Researchers aren’t entirely sure how Matcha Green Tea has such a positive effect on cholesterol, however studies of different populations have show that people who drink Match Green Tea on a regular basis have benefited with lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while at the same time displaying higher levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. Men who drink Matcha Green Tea are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink Matcha.

 Weight Loss Benefits of Match Tea

    • Burns Calories for Weight Loss

      A year 2000 study in the journal Endocrinology found that daily injections of EGCg caused lab rats to lose up to 21 percent of their body weight within one week, likely due to its effect on leptin, the satiety hormone, and a 2005 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that participants who drank catechin-rich green tea extract daily dropped almost twice as much weight in 12 weeks as participants who didn’t.

      Drinking Matcha Green Tea increases metabolism and helps the body burn fat about four times faster than average.  (What a great Benefit of Matcha)? Drinking natural superfood Matcha Green Tea causes no negative side-effects such as increased heart rate or high blood pressure.

    • Boosts Pep and Vitality Levels

      The fierce Japanese Samurai were known to drink Matcha Green Tea before going to fight, due to the tea’s boost to their energy and endurance levels.
      Even though all green tea contains caffeine naturally, the great energy boost received from Matcha Green Tea Powder is a result of its unique combination with other nutrients. The energy boost from a bowl of Matcha Green Tea lasts 5-6 hours.  With the added effects of L-Theanine, Matcha drinkers dont experience the usual side-effects of other stimulants. Nohypertension or nervousness side effects. So it’s a wonderful clean energy drink that will pep you up.

    • Brings Calmness and Relaxation

      For Centuries Matcha Green Tea has been used by Chinese Daoists and Japanese Zen Buddhist monks. They used it to relax and meditate whilst also remaining alert. Studies have shown today that such a higher state of consciousness is caused by the amino acid L-Theanine contained in the leaves used to make Matcha Gren Tea. L-Theanine promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain. This induces relaxation without the inherent drowsiness caused by other products

    • Memory and Concentration Enhanced

      The amino acid L-Theanine from the leaves of Matcha Green Tea has another side effect in the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to improve memory, enhance your mood, to improve memory, and assist with concentration.

Detoxification Benefits of Match Tea

  • Great Chlorophyll Detoxification

    Higher grades of Matcha Green Tea (see different Grades of Matcha Green Tea) are made from tea that is shaded during the last three weeks before harvest to deprive them of sunlight.
    This causes a tremendous increase in chlorophyll production in the new leaf growth of these plants, which are selected for harvest. Such high levels of chlorophyll in Matcha Green Tea gives this tea its beautiful vibrant green color. It also makes it sweeter to taste. Chlorophyll binds with toxic metals to hamper absorption. Research has shown it can do the same with some carcinogens also. This makes Matcha a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins.

  • Amazing Flavor

    Don’t drink Matcha for the super-food health benefits alone. Good quality Matcha powdered tea is a wonderful satisfying drink all by itself. It’s crisp vegetative notes are complimented by the savory taste of the L-Theanine amino acid making Matcha a tea that is truly unique in every way. So relax, and enjoy the benefits of  Matcha in a delicious hot or iced tea.

  • A Marvelous Natural food Ingredient

    Lower culinary grades of Match Green Tea are produced. This makes it economical to put the great benefits of Matcha Tea this superfood, in to many food recipes. Such recipes still pass on some of the great health properties of Match Green Tea. (See Matcha Tea Recipes).

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