Matcha contains caffeine (around 33mg) and L-theanine (an amino acid). A combination of them both helps to provide a stable and extended boost of energy without some of the jittery side effects that caffeine often brings.
L-theanine helps with the production of alpha waves in the brain, which give similar effects of meditation and yoga, encouraging relaxation and mental clarity!
Matcha has been found to stimulate thermogenesis of brain adipose tissue and boost fat oxidation to a greater extent than coffee.
Our ceremonial grade matcha is made from the youngest, greenest parts of the plant which undergo an artisanal drying process before being ground into the finest powder. This ensures maximum concentation of antioxidants – 137x more than green tea!
Matcha contains a polyphenol compound called EGCg which may help aid the immune system.
90% of bad breath results from bacteria breakdown of sulfur containing amino acids. As coffee is very acidic, it can cause bacteria to reproduce at lightning speed... Matcha has been shown to prevent plaque build up and inhibit oral bacteria.