8 Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

I recently stopped drinking coffee. That might not be a shocker unless you see me on a day-to-day basis. Those who do may be surprised to learn that I haven’t murdered anyone…yet!

To calm my coffee jitters and ease my peachy mood swings—while aiming to keep my energy levels from dipping into zombie-territory—I decided to swap my java cravings for frothy cups of matcha green tea. And it seems I made the right choice! Let’s examine the many beneficial properties of this concentrated green tea powder that was once imbibed by the noble samurai…

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1. Green Tea Concentrate

If you read the newspaper or listen to the radio, you already know that green tea is touted as a “good for you brew.” However, one mug of matcha, which is green tea leaves ground into a powder, is equivalent to 10 cups of typical green tea brewed in bag-form. Why? Because with matcha, you are actually ingesting all the benefits of the fine-ground tea leaves instead of tossing them out with the bag.

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