Matcha may sound fancy and mysterious but it's actually really simple and you're probably more familiar with it than you think - it is 100% pure green tea leaves ground into a fine powder. We all know the potential health benefits of green tea and since matcha is a concentrated form of green tea (allowing you to drink the whole leaf instead of throwing it out with the tea bag), it packs a concentrated punch of all the health benefits in terms of vitamins and minerals, metabolism, energy, mental focus, and great taste. It can contain up to 137 x the antioxidants of regular green tea! It also make a great alternative to coffee given it has a lower level of caffeine and a wonderful little amino acid called L-theanine that ensures a slow release to the bloodstream and helps prevent the "jitters".
Traditionally, matcha is consumed in Japan as a ceremonial tea and has been around for centuries. Zen Buddhist monks have been reaping the benefits since long before tea-toxes were a thing. You may not have heard of matcha because it's only recently that it has made its move from the tea category to the health food category (we're not sure why it took so long but we hope we've helped push it out into the world). Matcha Maiden's mission has been to spread the magic of this gorgeous green powder as far and wide as possible introducing it to the world as not just a plain old tea but a versatile, nutritious and delicious superfood!