“Matcha is the main ingredient of the Japanese tea ceremony, which dates back to the 14th century. It is used to promote relaxation prior to meditation, but without inducing sleep, which has been called a ‘calm-alert state’.
In fact, its theanine content makes it a more powerful energy drink, even than coffee (be careful, it is not a drink suitable for insomniacs) ”, explains Eduardo Molina, Tea Sommelier at Adagio Teas.
Because it's trendy?
For some time now, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez or Jessica Alba walk through the Big Apple with their glass of matcha tea in hand.
You can also see the models on the big catwalks, between parades, taking it as if it were a magic potion. Why this trend?
Matcha tea provides fiber, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants, in a higher proportion than normal green tea, since the whole leaf is consumed (one cup is equal to ten of green tea). Strengthens the immune system, improves metabolism, prevents premature aging and lifts spirits.
It also contains L-theanines, amino acids that keep us focused and alert, like caffeine, but without triggering the heart rate; and polyphenols (responsible for protecting our cells from oxidation and free radicals) such as EGCG: an antioxidant with a draining function that helps us purify the body, accelerate metabolism and lose weight.
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