Health benefits of matcha tea
The Japanese green tea, Hollywood’s latest health trend, is also an ancient wellness aid
As new as it seems, the consumption of matcha green tea – powdered green tea of the highest quality – has been a wellness trend for over a millennium. Matcha green tea from Japan is made from the nutrient-rich new leaves on the tips of shade-grown Camellia sinensis (tea shrub). Once picked, these leaves are steamed, stemmed and de-veined before they are stoneground into fine powder. This is stored away from oxygen and light in order to preserve its bright green colour and antioxidant properties.