Thought you were an expert in this superbrew? You will be after reading this…
It has an ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) count of 1573 per gram. In comparison, one of its closest rivals, the gojiberry, holds a mere 253 units per gram.
First there’s ceremonial, which is produced from the first flush (the first harvest of spring) and tastes smooth and slightly sweet. Then premium, which is ideal for drinking and then basic, which is reserved for cooking purposes as it has a stronger flavour.
A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8 percent 10 percent of daily energy expenditure, to between 35 percent and 43 percent.
One study found that matcha contains three times more of the catechins called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) – an antioxidant linked to fighting cancer, viruses and heart disease.
But not as much as coffee… it’s the perfect balance of calm and alert.
That’s right. Matcha green tea contains l-theanine, an amino acid which helps improve learning and memory.
Matcha trumps green tea by boasting 31 times more fibre – and we all know the importance of fibre.
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