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What is matcha?

Matcha is a type of green tea made from young tea leaves and ground into a fine powder.

The specially grown tea leaves are kept in the shade for 3-4 weeks before harvest to encourage the growth of amino acids, chlorophyll and antioxidants.

With normal green tea, the leaves are steeped in water and then removed. Drinking brewed green tea is like boiling spinach, throwing the spinach away, and drinking just the water. You get some of the nutrients, but the best is thrown away. With Matcha, you drink the whole tea leaves.

What are the benefits of matcha?

Matcha, like other green teas, contains a type of antioxidant called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have anti-cancer effects in the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, such as: B. preventing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer and even promoting weight loss. However, it is important to note that much of this research does not come from clinical trials showing that green tea causes any benefit. Instead, they mostly come from population-based studies, in which researchers look at groups of people who drink green tea and compare their health outcomes to groups that don't drink it. Studies have shown associations between tea and better health, but causality has not yet been proven.

Nevertheless, there were some interesting results. A 2014 study looked at 25 randomized controlled trials of the link between tea and blood pressure and reported that people who drank tea -- green tea in particular -- had a significant drop in blood pressure for 12 weeks. A 2011 study reports that green tea consumption appears to be linked to lower levels of bad LDL cholesterol, but more research is needed.

How does matcha taste?

Matcha tastes like an earthy, creamy type of green tea, with less bitterness and more umami flavor.

As many are still discovering the taste, matcha is often sweetened, mixed with milk and supplemented with chai, vanilla or cinnamon.

Some of our customers have never tried Matcha before receiving their first can of Matchaland. That's why we offer one 30-day satisfaction guarantee.

If you don't like it, just send it back and we'll give you a full refund.