Matcha is powdered and ground green tea.

Health Benefits

  • Stress relief: can lower cortisol (a hormone that is released in times of tension that can also increase fat in the abdominal area)
  • Contains caffeine: can curb cravings and suppress the appetite and can give a mood and energy boost
  • Contains antioxidants, like polyphenols and catechins, that can help to prevent types of cancer and can prevent premature aging
  • Can help with weight maintenance: shown to increase the rate of creating heat (thermogenesis) which can burn calories


  • Buy organic matcha and store in its sealed container in a cool, dry place.

How to Use

  • Dissolved into hot water with honey
  • Incorporate into baked goods
  • Add to smoothies and yogurt
  • Sprinkle over popcorn

Take Note

  • Matcha (and other teas) are known to contain traces of lead, even when grown organically. As with all things, even superfoods, consume in moderation.
  • Green tea contains caffeine, so do not consume before bedtime to reduce possible insomnia.

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