Matcha green tea has a deeply rooted history that dates back over a thousand years. Matcha tea has been (and still is) used in traditional and meditative tea ceremonies across the world. So what is matcha, anyway? Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and shaded green tea leaves derived from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The popularity of matcha has grown exponentially over the last decade as its many benefits have become more widely known.
Here’s 3 reasons why you should try organic matcha:
1. Matcha is packed with health benefits
Unlike regular tea, matcha powder allows you to consume the entire leaf of the plant, resulting in an increased intake of nutrients, antioxidants and amino acids. This is why matcha contains more antioxidants than any other highly regarded foods such as as berries, leafy greens and nuts. One considerable antioxidant in matcha, EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate), contains metabolism boosting properties which can be associated with weight loss. Matcha is also packed with the powerful amino acid L-Theanine. Many studies suggest that supplementing L-Theanine in your diet can promote relaxation, reduced stress, and boost concentration and alertfulness (think coffee, but without the jitters).
2. Going organic means a cleaner boost of nutrients
Consuming organic matcha is the only way to ensure that you're receiving the nutrition that nature intended, while freeing yourself of any harmful pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers that could be found in a non-organic matcha. The true benefits of matcha are most optimally and sustainably received when you choose organic.
3. Matcha is adaptable to your lifestyle
Matcha doesn’t need to be prepared traditionally to fully enjoy its benefits. Because matcha is in powder form, it opens up endless possibilities in the ways it can be used. Soar Organics matcha powder works and tastes great in pre-workout shakes, tropical smoothies, iced lattes, green juices and even baking! This is a very easy and versatile way to power up in a manner that suits your lifestyle best.
Keep in mind, not all matcha is created equal. Matcha can vary greatly in quality depending on its harvest, grade of leaves used and grinding process. Soar Organics Ceremonial matcha uses first flush harvest leaves (for best quality & taste) and is stone mill ground (for finest powder). Oh and it's certified organic, too!
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I swear I use matcha in everything haha.