Six Benefits Of Matcha Green Tea
It has antiviral and antibacterial agents
It regulates blood sugar levels
It lowers LDL levels (bad cholesterol)
It lowers blood pressure
It decreases inflammation
It helps prevent tooth decay
In addition to providing trace minerals and vitamins, Matcha green tea is rich in catechin polyphenols – compounds with high antioxidant activity. The most important polyphenol it contains is epigallocatechin (EGCG). Matcha can contain over 100 times the EGCG provided from regular brewed green tea.
For Matcha tea, unlike other forms of green tea, farmers cover the plant with heavy shade cloth for three weeks, prior to harvest in May. This causes the shoots to develop larger, thinner leaves, with better flavor and texture. The leaves are harvested by hand. Farmers steam the leaves briefly to stop fermentation, dry them and pack them in bales for cold storage. The best Matcha green tea comes from Japan, a non-polluted high quality source and is steamed, as a result it retains all the nutrient rich value from the tea leaf, without additives or contaminants.