If you think all green tea is created equal, think again.
Matcha, a Japanese green tea, differs from Chinese green teas in several ways. With matcha, the whole tea leaf is ground into a fine powder after being picked, whereas Chinese green tea is brewed from whole leaves. Tea drinkers identify matcha by its characteristic vegetal flavor—it tastes a bit like spinach with umami undertones.
Benefits of Matcha Green Tea:
1. Prevent Aging
Matcha is a nutritional powerhouse. Composed of vitamins A, C, and E, along with antioxidants, it helps neutralize free radicals to keep cells healthy, maintain DNA integrity, and prevent aging.
2. Increases Metabolism
Matcha increases metabolism through thermogenesis; your body expends more energy while resting, so your body burns more calories.
3. Detoxifies the Body
The rich chlorophyll content that makes matcha green also helps expel toxins, heavy metal, and hormone disruptors from the body.