Origin: Stone-ground green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves
Also Known As:
Fine powder tea
Overview: Matcha tea is a form of green tea that is made from powdered green tea leaves. It is made by covering tea plants with shade cloths prior to harvesting, These are then hand picked, steamed, dried aged, and stone ground into a fine powder.
It is packed with antioxidants, rich in fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. It is lauded for its health benefits including fighting free radicals, protecting the liver, promoting health health, and aiding weight loss.
- Protecting the liver
- Stabilizing free radicals
- Boosting brain function
- Preventing cancer
- Preventing the oxidation of LDL cholesterol
- Increasing fat burning
Common Dosage: Since matcha contains up to 70 mg of caffeine per teaspoon, it is advisable to limit your intake to 1 to 2 servings per day.
Meanwhile, matcha supplements are typically available in 200 mg to 500 mg dosages.