Add A Scoop Matcha GT
by Smoothie Essentials
Unlike strained or brewed green tea drinks, our Matcha Green Tea
powder gives you all the benefits possible by consuming the wholeness of
the leaves for a revitalizing energy boost. Premium grade whole tea
leaves are used, ensuring that by enjoying Matcha, you receive the
highest and purest concentration of green tea’s antioxidants, vitamins,
minerals and fibers.
Kosher – Halal – Vegetarian
0 Total Fat
7 gms Carbohydrates
Matcha Green Tea
What is Matcha Green Tea?
Matcha is a special variety of green tea that is only grown in
certain parts of Japan. Moreover, this tea is cultivated from
shade-grown tea leaves. Shade slows down growth, turning the leaves a
darker shade of green and causes the production of amino acids that
result in a sweeter tea.
After the harvest, the leaves are laid out flat for the drying
process. Once they begin to reach the crumble point, they are de-veined,
de-stemmed, and stone ground to a powder. At this point, the Matcha
powder would appear fine like talc and bright green in color.
Matcha Green Tea contains high amounts of L-theanines – a unique set
of natural amino acids found almost exclusively in green tea – as well
as tea caffeine theophylline. Together, these substances are thought to
help provide increased mental clarity and energy.
Globally, green tea has long been a standard part of a vibrant
lifestyle in India, China, Japan and Thailand. In traditional medicine
in these countries, practitioners used green tea as a stimulant,
diuretic, astringent (to control bleeding and help heal wounds), and to
maintain heart health. Other traditional uses of green tea include how
it assists in regulating normal body temperature and blood sugar,
promotes healthy digestion, and supports mental processes. Today Green
Tea is being studied extensively to validate the many ways green tea may
be useful to living healthy in today’s world.