Matcha is high quality powdered green tea and it is one of the oldest types of teas in Japan. Zen Buddhist monks over 800 years ago used matcha for meditation.
Matcha tea leaves are grown in shade, after harvest the freshly dried leaves are slowly ground to a fine, jade-green powder in granite stone mills.
Natural caffeine is released more slowly from matcha leaves than from coffee beans, it works more smoothly and longer, helping overcome fatigue without over-stimulation.
Matcha is a source of plenty of antioxidants and other health compounds like:
Flavonoids (EGCG), Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B2, Folic acid, Pantothenic acid, Iron, Potassium, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium