On this brand new episode we want to cover Matcha and its health benefits. As usual, we back our info with research and feature one of the previous sharks that we’ve interviewed.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a fine emerald powder made from the young and nutritious leaves of the green tea plant. Drinking Matcha allows you to digest the full potential of the green tea leaf and provides 10x the antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and caffeine of regular stepped green tea.
What are the health benefits of drinking matcha?
According to several research papers published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information NCBI, daily consumption of Matcha has proven to prevent cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurodegenerative diseases and the invasion of viruses and bacteria. It has also been found to boost metabolism, aid in weight loss and reduce cholesterol.
An average cup of Matcha contains 50 mg of caffeine (half the caffeine as coffee) and a rare amino acid called theanine which prevents the coffee crash. Matcha has become widely popular in the US among people seeking a clean and focused boost of energy. The clean focused energy and nutritional benefits make Matcha a great alternative to coffee, Redbull and other unhealthy forms of energy.
Where does Matcha come from?
The best Matcha in the world comes from Japan. The Japanese have spent the last 1000 years mastering art of growing and processing the precious green powder. They credit the high humidity and perfect soil conditions for their consistent quality in their product.
Where to buy Matcha Green Tea
Fun fact: we actually consume (
almost an unhealthy amount) a lot of matcha tea here at Future Sharks and we get it from Tenzo Tea.
Tenzo Tea, whose founders Robbie Page and Steve O’Dell were previously featured on our site, is on a mission to “find and supply the best Matcha Green Tea on earth”. They handpicked the Matcha Green Tea powders from a small village outside of Kyoto, Japan and focus on sourcing the best tasting Matcha for the best price. Our personal favorite is their blueberry-flavored Matcha.
Check out their shop and support some up and coming sharks!
Also published on Medium.