Matcha tea is known for its great taste, its vibrant green colour and especially for its health promoting properties. This stone ground powder made from Japanese tea leaves has been celebrated for its nutritional properties for centuries.
The health benefits of matcha really depend on how you consume matcha, the quality of matcha you drink and how often. If you are drinking matcha in strong sweet beverages with lots of milk like matcha lattes or in ice cream this will not have the same benefits as drinking matcha that is made the traditional way.
Here are a few of the potential benefits of matcha tea
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- Matcha Fights Free Radicals
Matcha is rich in catechins which are a type of antioxidant. These can help remove potentially damaging oxidizing agents from your body. A study found that matcha has 3 times more of the catechin epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than other green teas.
- Matcha for Skincare
Your skin may benefit from polyphenol rich matcha when used in topical skincare products.
- Matcha Gives You Energy
Matcha keeps you alert and energetic. Because the tea leaves in matcha are ground up and consumed, the effect of the caffeine is different from other teas or coffee. Matcha may help you feel more relaxed and calm and you don’t get that crash you get with other caffeinated drinks.
- Matcha Boosts Metabolism
Matcha is low in calories and can help boost your metabolism as long as you follow healthy eating habits and exercise regularly.
- Vitamins and Minerals in Matcha
Matcha is high in minerals such as potassium, iron as well as Vitamin A and C.
- Matcha for Relaxation and Clarity of Mind
Matcha contains an amino acid called L-Theanine which can help you relax your mind; it also helps you stay focused.
Choosing the Right Matcha
There are different grades of matcha powder including ceremonial grade, everyday grade or culinary grade. Matcha is graded based on a number of key indicators; these include where the tea is grown, how it is grown and how it is processed. A low price tag for matcha is often a sign that it is poor quality.
DōMatcha® is 100% authentic Japanese, directly from Kagoshima and Uji, Kyoto where matcha originated and where the most premium quality matcha is produced. Our purity testing protocols ensure that DōMatcha® is absolutely safe and free of any radiation concerns.
DoMatcha is filler and preservative free and is 100% Japanese.
To ensure purity we provide:
- Certificates of Analysis
- Total Tea Analysis – Catechins
- Organic Certification
- Kosher Certification
- Radiation Testing
- Pesticide and Herbicide Testing
- Heavy Metal Testing
- Microbiological Contaminant Testing
We independently test our matcha and will continue to do so long into the future. We are happy to share our test results for your review too.
Our newest addition to the DōMatcha® family is our DōMatcha® Summer Harvest Tin Organic, 30g/1oz.
DōMatcha®’s Summer Harvest Organic (now available in a 30g tin!) is harvested in August instead of spring, making this Matcha very high in Catechins, rendering an earthier, slightly more astringent flavor. This makes our Summer Harvest Organic Matcha ideal for blended beverages, such as delicious Matcha lattes or refreshing Matcha smoothies. (Makes approx. 25 servings.)