Matcha Green tea has been a popular tea of choice for over 900 years. The practice of preparing and drinking powdered tea was first popularised by Chinese Zen Buddhist monks, in the 11th century. The word Matcha comes from Japanese, “ma” translates to rubbed or ground, while “cha” means tea.
Tea cultivated specifically for Matcha is primarily grown in two Japanese regions, Uji in Kyoto and Nishio in the Aichi prefecture.
Unlike most other green teas, Matcha contains the entire leaf and bud of the Camellia Sinensis (the species of plant used to make green tea, black tea, oolong tea, and white tea). It is one of the most popular beverages and probably the most talked about, mostly for it’s wonderful health benefits and unusual but likeable taste.
Matcha Tea is grown differently than regular green tea. The tea bushes are shielded from sunlight for about 3-4 weeks before harvest. The shade triggers an increase in chlorophyll production, which turns the leaves a darker shade of green and increases the production of amino acids. This shading lends itself to the high content of theanine, the amino acid well known for relaxation and calming the neurological system.
After harvesting, the stems and veins are removed from the leaves. They are then stone-ground (ma) into a fine, bright green powder known as Matcha.
As the entire whole leaf powder is ingested, Matcha is even higher in some substances such as caffeine and antioxidants compared to other green tea. A powerhouse superfood tea.
Matcha is a particular variety of green tea and often marketed for its benefits and encapsulated to reap the benefits of this truly magical plant. At Troo Health, we wanted to share this goodness with. Check out the possible benefits of Japanese Matcha Green tea.
Green Tea may help to maintain
- a normal weight
- normal blood sugar levels
- normal brain function
- normal oral health
- a healthy cardiovascular system
- a healthy nervous system
- a normal digestive system
- normal skin
- normal eyes
- healthy hormones
So you if you aren’t up for the bru and fancy a good serving of its wonderful goodness, then check out Troo Health’s Japanese Matcha Tea.