Back to all news

What makes Matcha so amazing? And why is it the Worlds Healthiest Tea?

Posted by Rhiannon (teapigs brand ambassador) on 7th May 2014

What makes Matcha so amazing? And why is it the Worlds Healthiest Tea?

Matcha is essentially a very concentrated form of Green Tea. It is full of essential vitamins and minerals. The tea bushes are grown under shade which dramatically increases the Chlorophyll content of the leaf – which is particularly rich in antioxidants.

When you drink regular green tea, you throw away the leaves afterwards. It’s a bit like boiling spinach, throwing away the spinach and just drinking the water! You’ll get some of the nutrients, but you’re throwing away the best bit. Matcha is drunk as a fine powder diffused in liquid so you actually ingest the whole leaf, consuming every last bit of goodness.

Matcha Fit Facts

. Matcha has 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, protecting us from free radicals which cause ageing and general damage to our cells

. Matcha contains two special amino acids called Theophylline and L-Theanine which give a sustained energy boost which can last 6 hours.

. Improves learning performance

. Enhances concentration

. Supports the immune system

. Can increase Thermogenesis by 35-43%. Thermogensis can aid weight loss and the metabolism.

. Matcha promote a glowing complexion. Green tea naturally contains Polyphenols which can inhibit UV radiation-induced skin damage.

 As a nutritionist I do my bit to give my body the helping hand it needs to be happy & healthy. teapigs organic matcha is part of that regime. I have personally notice a difference with my energy levels since including matcha into my morning regime!