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What is Matcha?

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Matcha is a powder made from finely ground organic green tea leaves. It originated in Japan where it has been used for over 900 years.

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Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been kept away from sunlight prior to harvesting. This causes an increase in chlorophyll, which is high in nutrients. Matcha is high in antioxidants and has 137 times more antioxidants than ordinary green tea. It is also a good source of the amino acid l-theanine, which has been shown to help reduce stress, increase alertness and fight fatigue. Matcha is traditionally consumed as a tea, but the powder can also be mixed into meals, such as smoothies, cereals and salads.

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