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Know Your Superfoods: Why We Love Matcha (And You Will Too)!

Chances are you're seeing matcha everywhere. But what exactly makes it so good for you?

 

Matcha is a Japanese superfood powder made from finely ground green tea leaves. Matcha has been used in tea ceremonies since the 12th century, and is now a global obsession thanks to its incredible benefits for body and mind. We're breaking it all down below.

 

Not your typical green tea.

Matcha and green tea come from the same plant, but that's pretty much where the similarities end. Matcha powder is stone ground from green tea leaves. The leaves are shade-grown to boost the chlorophyll and amino acid content of the finished product. When you drink matcha, you consume the entire tea leaf (as opposed to traditionally steeped teas), so you get the full nutrient content of the green tea plant.

 

Better than coffee?

If you're wondering how matcha stands up to your go-to morning coffee, prepare to be impressed. One teaspoon of matcha has more caffeine than a shot of espresso, so you won't lose any of the energizing benefits. Matcha also contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that's been proven to boost focus and decrease stress levels. Matcha gives you a sustained, gentle boost of energy. No jitters, no crash.

 

Energy with benefits.

Matcha gets its beautiful green color from chlorophyll, a proven detoxifier that's incredible for your skin and immunity. It's also packed with essential amino acids and antioxidants to boost your wellness from within.

 

How to use matcha:

Matcha is incredible in lattes, smoothies, or your morning oats! Find it in our Matcha Turmeric Tonic, plus a new product launching November 21.

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