high in green tea flavonoids
Matcha contains lots of green tea flavonoids know as catechins. It contains the EGCG catechin to be precise, which research shows has an antioxidants effect on the body.
calm focused energy
Matcha contains a special amino acid called L-theanine which works with matcha's natural caffeine to give a steady release of energy throughout the day - whilst keeping you calm at the same time.
Matcha contains the amino acid. l-theanine. Lots of research has been conducted in to how l-theanine can promote alpha brain waves which help with concentration and alertness. That must be why Buddhist monks drink it to help with meditation
Scientific studies are looking at the effect green tea may have on the body's thermogenesis ( the rate it burns calories) and its impact on fat oxidisation during exercise. Green tea extract is now used in many slimming supplements. Matcha is probably the purest and most natural form of green tea extract, and lovely to drink too.
Green tea contains polyphenols - this may not mean much to you and us, but researchers have found that consuming green tea polyphenols can inhibit UV-radiation-induced skin damage, helping to keep your skin looking younger. Result!