Have you stopped by your favorite coffee place and noticed coffee isn’t the only beverage on the menu? Chances are you’ve seen or even heard the person in front of you order a Matcha latte. What does he/she know that you don’t?

Though Matcha has been around for a while, its benefits and taste are still finding willing fans across the nation. Really, around the world!

 

 

Here are three great healthy reasons to start drinking Matcha:

1. High in Antioxidants

One cup of Matcha has over five times as many antioxidants as any other food or beverage. Antioxidants work to fight free radicals, while protecting your skin from harmful UV light rays. In particular, Matcha contains over 100 times more of the antioxidant EGCg than any other type of tea.

 

2. Caffeine without the Jitters

Matcha is high in the amino acid L-Theanine which promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain. Alpha waves allow your body to feel relaxed and calm, without becoming drowsy. In addition, L-Theanine metabolizes the natural caffeine found in tea to keep your energy levels up and consistent for three to six hours. This results in a sustained feeling of alertness without the jitters and crashes associated with drinking coffee.

 

3. Promotes a Strong Natural Defense System

Not only is Matcha high in antioxidants, it also contains other vitamins that maintain a healthy natural defense system. Due to the nature of its powdered form, Matcha drinkers are able to consume 100% of the nutrients from the leaf, resulting in additional perks like Protein, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, and Vitamins A & C. To put it into perspective, nutrition-wise, a single serving of Matcha is equivalent to ten cups of steeped green tea!

 

 

To get the best experience from Matcha, make sure you use a high quality drinking Matcha. Two ways to know you have selected the best quality are by the powder’s jade-green color and the ultra-fine texture. Aiya’s Ceremonial Grade Matcha has these two features, and thus has a naturally sweet and mild flavor. It’s best to drink this product with hot water; simply sift, then whisk!

In our next blog post, we’ll talk about Matcha, then and now. Cheers!