Drafted by: Braden Scheck

Matcha isn’t necessarily the newest product on the market, but who knew that it has such amazing benefits? Think of matcha to green tea as espresso is to coffee, but healthier! If you’re worried about matcha’s lower caffeine content than espresso, something to note is that before the leaves are harvested, they are protected from sunlight. This process allows the leaves to keep more of their natural chlorophyll – a substance that boosts energy. The greener the matcha, the higher the chlorophyll content!

Unlike regular teas, matcha is made up of steamed and dried green tea leaves that have been ground into a powdered form – you don’t steep it in hot water, you whisk it in leaving more of the nutrients in your tea instead of removed with the tea bag. Not only can you drink this mighty green tea, but you can eat it too! Blending matcha into a smoothie, adding it to yogurt or even sprinkling it on your food can give you that extra boost for your day.

Studies have shown that consuming Matcha powder can help with weight loss, increase your metabolism, provide jitter free energy, help detoxify your body, and assist in fighting disease and sickness. Matcha is loaded with antioxidants as well as catechins; found it other green teas, which help with cancer fighting and boosting your immune system! Whether you’re an avid coffee drinker or a lover of regular tea, give matcha a try – you have nothing to lose, and so many benefits to gain!