What is Matcha?

Matcha is one of the most unique teas on the planet, obtaining its tremendous health properties through careful growing, cultivating and processing.

Unlike a "regular" cup of tea, Ceremonial Matcha undergoes a number of additional steps in the production cycle before it makes its way to your cup, including: shade growing, hand picking, stem and vein removal, and granite milling into a fine powder. 


1 cup of matcha = the antioxidants of 10 cups of regular green tea


Matcha is ground into a fine powder, which means you are consuming the entire leaf when drinking Matcha or enjoying a food or beverage made with Matcha.


Matcha drinkers receive 100% of the benefits of the whole tea leaf, enjoying its antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

One of the key components in Matcha is the amino acid L-theanine, which is found almost exclusively in shade-grown green teas like Matcha. When L-theanine is combined with the natural caffeine in tea, it metabolizes more slowly, releasing the caffeine over a longer period of time and providing a stable three to six hour long energy boost (versus coffee caffeine at an hour to an hour and a half).
Matcha contains higher antioxidant levels on a per gram basis than any other known natural fruits or vegetables. ORAC test results show that one gram of
Ancient Leaf Ceremonial Matcha green tea contains:
1,384 ORAC units – about 15x the antioxidants available in wild blueberries.
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