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Matcha Tea: The Facts

For individuals who drink tea from time to time, there are just four basic types of tea - black, green, oolong and white. However, what most people don’t know is that each of these types of tea has different varieties that have unique characteristics. In the recent period, many tea drinkers are showing interest in matcha green tea and it seems that there is more than one good reason for that. What is matcha? Matcha is a term that comes from the Japanese language and means powdered tea. Obviously, this green tea was first used in Japan mostly during royal ceremonies. Today, matcha tea is known as a specific kind of green tea powder which usually comes in powdered form....

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Matcha?

Matcha is a green tea which derives from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. The 'ma' means powder in Japanese and the 'cha' means tea, meaning quite literally powdered tea. It has been used for centuries in the zen temples of Kyoto, Japan. Many people ask if matcha actually has health benefits and if so what are they? In this blog post I will be going through the 5 top health benefits of matcha. 1. Focus and Concentration One of the reasons matcha tea was popular among the zen temples of Japan was due to its ability to enhance focus and concentration. The amino acid called L-Theanine found in matcha is responsible for this effect. L-Theanine actually increases the...

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