A Superhero amongst teas, as it’s a super-concentrated green tea powder that’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients. Matcha has about 137x's more antioxidants than regular brewed green tea, one cup of Matcha is equivalent to 17 cups of green tea in terms of benefits. Matcha’s health benefits are said to include boosting energy, anti-aging properties, cancer fighting, revving metabolism and fat burning, and lowering bad cholesterol. One important polyphenol found in Matcha is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a potent antioxidant that is probably responsible for a good deal of Matcha's health-protective benefit.
Par Avion Tea's SUPER Organic Matcha comes from a renowned region in Japan, where the tea leaves are grown under cover for the last two months to produce lots of amino acids and intensified chlorophyll giving Matcha that bright green color. The leaves are then dried and very slowly ground by granite to a very fine powder. The grinding wheels are hand-carved and rotate in opposite directions. It takes about an hour to make 1.5 ounces of Matcha powder. It’s been a ceremonial beverage drunk by Buddhist monks and royalty for over 900 years.