Matcha is growing more and more popular among wellness bloggers—and for good reason! This creamy, traditional and energizing green tea powder is packed with properties to help you feel like your best self. To help break this down, we listed the top 5 benefits of matcha.
But first, why matcha?
When it comes to your average green tea, you steep the leaves and then throw them away. But with matcha, you ingest the whole leaf, meaning none of the benefits are tossed out. No wonder drinking matcha makes you feel so good!
Plus, because matcha is a powder, there are tons of DIY matcha-infused recipes out there that make it easier to work with than traditional loose leaf tea.
While we most commonly talk about drinking matcha for a boost in energy and focus, matcha has benefits that go far beyond that!
So, what are some of the benefits of matcha?
1. Improves Alertness & Focus
Matcha contains a high level of caffeine and provides a calm, focused & clean energy. Say goodbye to the coffee jitters and energy crashes! Because matcha is shaded in the field before being harvested, it’s often famed for its high L-theanine content. L-theanine is an amino acid said to promote relaxation and focus and is responsible for that rich & grassy umami flavour we love so much! For a little afternoon pick me up, you can try a Ceremonial Matcha.
2. Supports Immunity & Soothes Colds
Like all green tea, matcha is high in antioxidants. Think of antioxidants like a superhero that patrols the city, fighting bad guys that can make you feel under the weather. Here’s a lil’ tip from us to you: We love adding a shot of Matcha Matsu to a cup of Organic Cold 911 as a daily pick-me-up!
3. Promotes Hydration & Glow
Camellia sinensis (tea) is generally said to be good for your skin because it’s an astringent. But what makes matcha stand out even more is the fact that it can be made into a paste and applied directly to your skin. Next time you feel like you need a spa day, try a matcha face mask with our Grand Cru Matcha.
4. Encourages Relaxation
Green teas are high in L-theanine, an amino acid that helps create a sense of relaxation, without the drowsiness. This makes matcha a great alternative for a midday moment of bliss—nothing beats a Vanilla Matcha latte after lunch to get you through the rest of your workday!
Just remember that matcha does contain caffeine, so if you’re sensitive to caffeine, it might not be the best option for you before bed!
5. Helps Detox & Digestion
Many people drink matcha as part of a detox routine to help reset and reboot their systems from head-to-toe. Have you ever tried to cleanse with the help of this powerhouse green tea powder? Try Grand Cru Matcha, which is great on its own or added as a shot into another tea—we recommend Organic North African Mint!