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Brought from China by the Zen Monk Eisai in 1191 A.D., the first young tea plants were introduced to Japan and planted upon home ground. Eisai, who introduced the Zen philosophy to Japan, became the first person to grind and consume green tea leaves in powdered form. Since its introduction, Matcha Green Tea has been culturized and revered ceremonially not only for its deep roots into Japanese history, but also for its astonishing health benefits.
Matcha green tea is green tea plants that have been grown in shade, and ground into a fine powdery for. It is processed and harvested completely different from other green tea. It is unbrewed, and contains all the fiber and health benefits intrinsic in its natural form. When ingested, it is ingested in powder form and one cup contains over ten times the health benefits as a regular cup of brewed green tea. This means ten times more antioxidants, ten times more immune boosting detoxification, and ten times more brain stimulating and sensory clarifying effets.
Valia believes in Matcha daily. We believe in it so much that we have literally infused some of our supplements as well as our skin care products with this potent antioxidizing and immune stimulating element. Benefits include -
Increased heart health and circulation Levels adrenal gland and speeds up metabolization Helps stablize blood sugar and works to naturally lower cholesterol Calms and improves metal clarity Assists the body in burning through unwanted extra calories Antioxidant rich which works to protect cells from oxidative damage
THE ULTIMATE MATCHA GREEN DRINK
1 lemon or lime
1/2 inch ginger
1 tsp wheatgrass powder
1 tsp spirulina
1 small apple
1 tsp matcha green tea powder
Containing over 200 active compounds, this immune boosting recipe is perfect for a beginning juicer. Adding a small apple can help finicky beginners adapt to the taste of green juicing, while at the same time not over loading the individual with too much sugar. Spirulina and Wheatgrass powder adds antioxidant and bioflavonoid compounds that work to protect the body from free radical damage and boost immune function.
Matcha green tea boosts metabolization, and is the perfect kick start sluggish and lethargic people need to go about and encounter the challenges of the day.