Matcha's origins can be traced all the way back to China during the 7th century. It was introduced to Japan in the 12th century by the Buddhist monk Eisai, who brought back tea seeds and the method of grinding tea leaves into a fine powder, distinguishing it from its sister, green tea. This practice of preparing and consuming matcha became an integral part of Japanese tea ceremonies and Zen Buddhism.
Over the centuries, Matcha has remained an important part of Japanese culture and continues to be celebrated both for its ceremonial significance and its health-promoting properties. Once reserved for monks and nobility, Matcha has gained popularity worldwide in recent years as interest in natural health and traditional practices has grown.
What makes Matcha so unique is that the tea leaves used to produce matcha are shade-grown, which enhances the concentration of certain compounds, including L-theanine, an amino acid that promotes relaxation and a sense of calm focus. Additionally, matcha contains high levels of antioxidants and chlorophyll, supporting the immune system, promoting healthy skin, aiding in natural detoxification and easing inflammation. Matcha also metabolizes at a slower rate compared to coffee or green tea, which means that you can enjoy the effects of an energizing bevvy for longer while keeping your nervous system at ease.
This tea is a perfect addition for any morning routine or for moments when you need to take a mental break and refocus! The earthy, savory, rich flavors are grounding and bring you back to center so that you can meet the rest of your day with joy and ease.