Matcha tea is a type of finely ground green tea that is rich in nutrients. It has been consumed for centuries in Japan and China.
Matcha is a powdered form of green tea made from the entire leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are shade-grown and harvested by hand. Matcha contains more antioxidants than any other type of tea, including black and green teas, because the whole leaf is consumed rather than just the brewed water.
Matcha also contains L-Theanine, which helps to promote relaxation without drowsiness or adverse effects on mental alertness. L-Theanine promotes alpha waves in the brain that are associated with feelings of calmness and relaxation while still maintaining mental clarity