The positive health benefits of matcha are numerous, both medically and spiritually. The buddhist monks believed it to be a precious medicine, helping mental clarity and an aid for good health and longevity. There is no doubt that matcha has something of benefit for everyone.
The following vitamins and trace minerals are found in matcha tea.
vitamin A, vitamin B-complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K
Antioxidants and amino acids in the form of chlorophyll, polyphenols, catechins
L-theanine EGCG (Epigallocatechin `) and theophylline
These nutrients all boost the immune system and helps to combat illnesses and inflammation.
Matcha for Relaxation
The amazing thing about matcha is that it is both a stimulant and a relaxant. Matcha contains a different type of caffeine from coffee called theophylline. It allows a slow release of energy over several hours heightening concentration and clarity without the spiking effects of caffeine. Conversely matcha contains the amino acid L-theanine causing the opposite effect. The buddhist monks discovers centuries ago that matcha was an ideal aid for mediation, like a drug that brought on a calming, relaxing effect on the body.