100% Benefit from the Leaf
Typically, Matcha is the only tea variety that is ground into fine powder form for a reason. When drinking Matcha or enjoying a food or beverage made from Matcha - you consume the entire tea leaf. This is the main difference between Matcha and all other tea. Normally black tea or other green teas are consumed via steeping the tea leaves infused with hot water. Steeped tea is only a single soluble extract of the tea leaves - the leaves stay in the tea pot and will be disposed afterwards. Only a small part of the health benefits of tea are water soluble. Depending on the tea variety and preparation, only 10% - 20% of the healthy nutrients are consumed when drinking steeped tea.
Matcha drinkers receive the full nutrition benefits of the whole tea leaf and will enjoy the high concentration of green tea antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Matcha is extremely rich in 3 very important nutrients that are of high interest for healthier lifestyle living: Insoluble Fibers, Antioxidants, and L-Theanines.
Insoluble Fiber- 100% benefits from eating the whole leaf
Matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into powder, all of those nutrients and benefits regular tea bags carry away stay right in the cup for the drinking. This ensures that Matcha drinkers consume a higher concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibers than other tea at once. One of the highlight nutrients which we can take from Matcha but not from steeped tea is Insoluble Fiber. One study shows that the effect of lowering blood sugar from Catechin (EGCG) is enhanced if we take both water-soluble and water-insoluble fiber together with Catechins.
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Drinking steeped tea will only benefit us with less than 10% of the entire nutrients from the tea leaf, but drinking Matcha gives us 100% of the nutrients. This means that one bowl of Matcha is equivalent to approx. 10 cups of regular green tea. Amazingly, there is no known fruit or vegetable in the world that provides more antioxidants than Matcha on a per gram basis. It is literally the healthiest drink nature has to offer, providing us with 100% natural energy.