7 Reasons to Choose Matcha Tea Over Green Tea

choose matcha over green tea

Matcha literally means, ‘powdered tea’ and it’s a special form of green tea that is usually grown in Japan. What gives this tea its superpowers is that the leaves are grown in the shade, which boosts its chlorophyll content. Unlike traditional green tea where the leaves are infused into hot water via tea bags then discarded, with matcha you’re actually consuming the entire chlorophyll-rich leaves that have been handpicked, steamed, dried and ground into a fine green powder.

Because matcha is made from high-quality leaves that are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrients than regular steeped green tea.

7 Benefits of Matcha Tea

Matcha is filthy, JUST FILTHY rich in antioxidants! Antioxidants help you fight inflammation which protects against disease. Antioxidants protect against aging, they clean free radicals out of your bloodstream, (free radicals are everywhere, in the air, our food, and the stuff around us. They cause aging related illnesses, and can contribute to heart attacks, stroke and cancers.), antioxidants strengthen your immune system, and pretty much fight sickness and illnesses. Not bad huh?  One cup of matcha tea has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of regular tea! Whoa baby! Even more awesome, matcha’s tea antioxidant levels are 6.2 times that of goji berries, 7 times that of dark chocolate, 17 times that of wild blueberries and 60.5 times that of spinach! Holy smokes Batman! Those antioxidants levels are off the chart!

Matcha Protects Against Cancer

One of the potent antioxidants in matcha is called catechins, which pretty much seek out dangerous free radicals in the body and kick their a**! One of these catechins is called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to be a powerful anti-carcinogen. A 2003 University of Colorado study confirmed that drinking 1 cup of matcha tea has 137 times the amount of antioxidant EGCG compared to a conventional cup of green tea. Awesome sauce!

Fat loss!

Green Tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) a very potent antioxidant. This antioxidant increases fat oxidation by 33 percent. 33% more fat burn just from drinking tea? Ohhhh yeah! EGCG inhibits fat cell development, increases fat excretion, and revs ups your metabolism.  Scientists have found that matcha tea contains over 100 times more EGCG than any other tea on the market.

Protects Your Ticker

As shown in a 2011 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition- catechins in green tea had a significant effect on lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. Even better, a 2013 Cochrane review also showed that regular green tea consumption was associated with lower blood pressure and a decreased risk of stroke. Since matcha is the souped-up version of green tea, drinking a cup of matcha tea daily is a great way to keep your heart healthy!


We live in a toxic world. It’s full of pollution, GMO’s, chemicals, hormones and who knows what else. The richness of chlorophyll in matcha makes this tea a potent detoxifier. During digestion, some chlorophyll is absorbed into the bloodstream. As the blood passes through the liver, chlorophyll promotes the liver’s cleansing and detoxification process by using enzymes to convert a toxic substance into a less toxic substance that is easily eliminated by the body.

Super brain power activate! 

How many of us are functioning on six or less hours of sleep, have a to-do list a mile long, a kennel full of kids, and numerous other life responsibilities? Lots of us right? We could all use a boost in brain power. Enter, L-Theanine. So L-Theanine has been shown to stimulate alpha brain waves. These waves are known for their ability to help increase focus and concentration, and guess what??? Matcha tea contains up to 5 times more L-theanine than conventional green tea! Booyah!

Better energy than coffee

I know I know you ADORE your starbucks, but instead of filling your body with chemically sprayed coffee beans, try a cup of matcha tea every now and then. Matcha tea provides an energy boost without the coffee crash headache thanks to the relaxing properties of L-theanine. L-theanine. counterbalance the “jittery” effects of caffeine.

Have you tried Matcha before? Comment below and let me know your favorite way of eating it.

Connie Trowbridge