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WHAT IS MATCHA? 

MATCHA COMES FROM YOUNG SHADE-GROWN GREEN TEA BUDS. THESE TENDER LEAVES ARE HANDPICKED, PROCESSED, AND THEN STONE-GROUND INTO A FINE POWDER. BECAUSE THE WHOLE LEAF IS INGESTED, MATCHA CONTAINS NUMEROUS HEALTH BENEFITS ABOVE AND BEYOND THAT OF BREWED GREEN TEA. ON A NUTRIENT-BASIS, A 2-GRAM SERVING OF MATCHA PROVIDES THE EQUIVALENT OF 10 CUPS OF GREEN TEA!
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ANTIOXIDANTS
MATCHA IS VERY RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS, WHICH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CLEANING UP FREE RADICALS IN THE BODY. THE MOST IMPORTANT AND POTENT OF THESE IS EGCG (EPIGALLOCATECHIN-3-GALLATE), WHICH IS NOT FOUND IN OTHER FOODS AND HAS POWERFUL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND ANTI-CARCINOGENIC BENEFITS.
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CALM FOCUSED ENERGY
EACH 2-GRAM SERVING OF MATCHA CONTAINS ABOUT TWO-THIRDS THE AMOUNT OF CAFFEINE AS A CUP OF COFFEE. HOWEVER, THE CAFFEINE MOLECULES BIND TO THE OTHER NUTRIENTS IN MATCHA, RESULTING IN SLOWER RELEASE OF ENERGY COMPARED TO COFFEE. FURTHERMORE, GREEN TEA CONTAINS L-THEANINE, A RARE AMINO ACID THAT PROMOTES CALM AND RELAXATION. TAKEN TOGETHER, CONSUMING MATCHA RESULTS IN A CALM AND FOCUSED ENERGY THAT IS SUSTAINED OVER SEVERAL HOURS.