Pure Matcha is 100% Green Tea. Matcha is the type of tea served in formal tea ceremonies in Japan. It is a very speacial tea grown under unique conditions. Carefully chosen green tea leaves are ground into powder, unlike other tea leaves that are steeped or fermented.
Why is matcha better than loose leaf tea?
Every day, people throw away valuable antioxidants and minerals. While seemingly unimaginable, that’s exactly what happens when you brew a cup of green tea because water can only extract a little of green teas benefits. The majority actually remains unused, trapped in the tea leaves. In reality, the only way to truly take advantage of green teas full potential is to consume the entire leaf.. The simplest solution is to just enjoy a bowl of matcha. Because matcha is straight, ground tea leaves, matcha provides you with green teas powerful group of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can.
What unique properties of matcha support weight loss?
Already nearly calorie free, matcha is a great addition to a weight loss program by tackling the problem from both sides. It boosts metabolism and burns fat. One recent study even suggested that matcha may help burn calories by four times. At the same time, matcha does not put any stress on the body. It doesn’t raise blood pressure or heart rate, making it a safe alternative to questionable quick fixes or pharmaceuticals ridden with side effects.
A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure.
How does the amino acid, L-theanine, help me concentrate and focus?
Over a thousand years ago, matcha came to Japan as an aid to meditation practice. During long hours of sitting, monks would drink matcha to remain alert yet calm. Modern science has recently confirmed the lessons of centuries of tradition. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that actually promotes a state of relaxation and well-being by acting upon the brains functioning. While stress can induce beta waves an excited, more agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness. And while L-Theanine is common in all tea, matcha may contain up to five times more of this amino acid than common black and green teas.