matcha green tea health benefitsWhat is Matcha?

Matcha is powdered green tea. Monks in ancient China transmitted their knowledge of tea to Japanese Zen practitioners over thirteen hundred years ago. The Japanese refined and formalized their own version of the tea ceremony over many hundreds of years.

Matcha Green Tea Health Benefits

To say the health benefits of matcha green tea are profound would be an understatement. High in fiber and richer in antioxidants that blueberries, acai and goji berries, matcha green tea is a superfood in addition to being at the center of the ritualistic tea ceremony in Japan. The Living Qi company sources the highest quality organic matcha green tea in the world from small farms in Japan.

Because of it’s extraordinary health benefits, matcha is now being used all over the world as a tea, in baked goods and as a topical acne and skin treatment. Made from a specific shade grown type of tea called Gyokuro, certain matchas are bright green in color. All matcha comes from the same species, camellia sinensis, but matcha varies greatly in quality.

You can think of matcha like wine, which varies greatly in quality depending on soil, time of shading, harvest and preparation. Living Qi matcha is grown on small organic farms in Japan that have been growing tea and making matcha for hundreds of years. The quality of our matcha is unsurpassed so if you are looking for the highest quality and best tasting matcha on the planet, give Living Qi a try. In the photo below, you will see matcha being made by hand in a granite grounder.

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