What Is Matcha?
If you've tried green tea, you've probably heard of matcha.
Matcha comes from the same species of plant as green tea; the Camelia Sinensis.
What's unique about matcha is that it's one of the only teas in the world where the entire leaf is consumed.
By drinking matcha instead of regular tea, you'll be getting a greater amount of antioxidants and non-water-soluble vitamins and minerals.
One teaspoon of matcha has more than six times the level of antioxidants as goji berries, which was previously considered the most antioxidant-rich superfood in the world.
Matcha has seven times more antioxidants than dark chocolate, seventeen times more than blueberries, and sixty times more than spinach.
Unlike regular green tea, matcha is grown in the shade.
The process of protecting the leaves from sunlight boosts the chlorophyll content in the leaves.
Chlorophyll improves liver detoxification and helps remove potentially harmful toxins from the body.
When grown, the leaves are then steamed to prevent oxidisation, de-stemmed, de-veined, and finely ground.
What's left is one of the most impressive superfoods in the world.