What is Matcha?
Matcha is the oldest variety of shade grown Japanese green tea ground in to a fine powder, and has been part of Zen Buddhist culture for over 800 years.
Unlike regular teas where the most nutritious tea leaves are thrown away along with the teabag, matcha green tea is ground in to a fine powder and is mixed with water and consumed entirely. Thus, by virtue of "eating" the tea leaves rather than just drinking the water from it, one consumes 10 to 15 times the nutrients found in regular green teas.
One serving of matcha green tea (1g per serving) yields the following nutrients naturally:Vitamins and minerals: Vitamin A B - Carotene
Catechin antioxidants and amino acids: 292 ug