Proven health and beauty benefits of Matcha (plus 11 recipes to try)

It's not a secret that matcha has skyrocketed in popularity. Japan’s most revered form of tea has become a must-have ingredient for health and wellness fans. But what is matcha and what are its benefits?

Matcha and green tea come from the same plant- the Camellia sinensis. However, its nutrient profile is quite different. Matcha contains higher levels of amino-acids and higher content of chlorophyll. Since the whole tea leaf is used to produce the powder, you’re essentially consuming higher amounts of caffeine and antioxidants than in a typical green tea.

Studies of matcha and its components have confirmed a host of benefits:

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