Free Canada shipping at $50 and + | Free USA shipping at $75 and +
"I would take a large matcha latte PLEASE!"
But what exactly is matcha, that popular bright green drink?
(male noun) A very fine powder of tea leaves, which, when beaten in hot water, provides a beverage enjoyed during the tea ceremony in Japan.
Matcha is a type of green tea native to Japan that comes from an evergreen shrub, the tea plant(Camellia Sinensis), and whose dried leaves are ground into a fine green powder. Now known around the world for its innumerable virtues, we share with you 4 reasons to consume matcha on a daily basis:
Matcha contains caffeine in a healthier form than coffee. In fact, the caffeine contained in matcha, known as theophylline, is linked to large antioxidant molecules called catechins, which slow down the release of caffeine into the bloodstream (caffeine is only released when these large molecules are broken down). This is why we feel the energizing effects of matcha up to six hours after its consumption, without the undesirable side effects of caffeine (peak and crash of energy: palpitations, anxiety, headaches, burning sensation in the stomach, etc.), attributable to the release of a large amount of caffeine in the blood, over a short period of time.
Matcha contains large amounts of L-Theanine, a natural amino acid that increases the number of neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for improving mood and relaxation, in addition to reducing the number of neurotransmitters responsible for stress and anxiety... A double action that results in a relaxing and happy feeling!
The combo of caffeine and L-Theanine allows you to concentrate longer. This soothing effect helped Buddhist monks to maintain deep concentration during their long meditation sessions, which was one of the main reasons for the popularity of matcha.
Matcha is one of the richest sources of antioxidants, molecules that limit the effects of aging and degeneration of cells. EGCG(Epigallocatechin-3-gallate), the most abundant antioxidant in matcha, promotes and maintains cardiovascular health by regulating blood pressure. In addition, it also prevents cancer cells from growing, kills them, and prevents the formation and growth of blood vessels in tumors, just to name a few of the many benefits of antioxidants!
I'm sold! How to consume it?
The richness of chlorophyll and amino acids in matcha gives it a unique herbaceous taste, slightly bitter, but naturally sweet, and a velvety texture. In addition, its extremely interesting nutritional properties - rich in vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc, magnesium and B complex - make this ingredient your next kitchen essential. It can be consumed as a beverage: traditionally or as a latte, hot or iced. You can even incorporate it into many of your favorite recipes: smoothies, lemonades, muffins, pancakes, energy balls... The possibilities are endless! Let your creativity flow and enjoy the many benefits of matcha !
Marie-Pier Longchamps, M. Sc.
Co-founder of Your Wellness Corner
January 31, 2023
Bonjour, moi sa fait déjà plusieurs années que je consomme du matcha, j’ai essayé beaucoup de compagnie qui produit du matcha et le vôtre à très bon goût et facile à préparer, et les autre saveur ( betteraves et lavande) il sont super bon, j’adore les préparer. 😊
Comments will be approved before showing up.
The immune system refers to all of the body's defense mechanisms against infection and disease. These defenses include physical barriers like the skin and mucous membranes; inflammation; and various immune cells such as white blood cells