• Immune Boosting
  • Mood-Enhancing
  • Energizing
  • Detoxifying

What are the Health Benefits of Matcha Tea?

Matcha teas deliver unparalleled nutrition in every serving. When you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients.

Immune Boosting

Rich in powerful antioxidants, especially EGCg, matcha delivers a mega-dose of immune boosting nutrients to protect cells from free-radical damage.

Mood Enhancing

Matcha naturally contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to induce relaxing alpha-waves in the brain.

Energizing Without Jitters

Because matcha is a whole food, not an extract, caffeine is released slowly in the body for sustained calm energy over time.


The chlorophyll in matcha helps to safely and naturally eliminate chemicals and heavy metals from the body.

Calorie Burning

A study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure.


Rich in fiber, matcha tea aids in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar. Matcha is an excellent health food for diabetics and people with GI, heart and auto-immune disorders.

Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to

add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet.

1 cup of matcha = 10 cups of tea

1 cup of matcha  = 10 cups

of regularly brewed green tea

Water only extracts a fraction of green tea’s benefits. Many nutrients remain unused, trapped in the tea leaves. The only way to truly take advantage of green tea’s full potential is to consume the entire leaf.


Matcha tea is the whole leaf stone ground into a fine powder. When you ingest matcha you ingest the whole leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf.

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Matcha health Faq

What is EGCg?

EGCg, (epigallocatechin gallate) belongs to a unique and potent class of antioxidants known as catechin, found only in green tea. Studies suggest EGCg provides powerful cancer-fighting properties.

Most importantly, EGCg and other catechins counteract the effects of free radicals from the likes of pollution, UV rays, radiation, and chemicals, which can lead to cell and DNA damage. Since over 60% of the catechins in matcha are actually EGCg, a daily matcha regimen can help restore and preserve the body’s integral well-being and balance. 

What is L-theanine?

Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that promotes a state of relaxation and well-being by acting upon the brain’s functioning. While stress can induce beta waves an excited, more agitated state, L-Theanine creates alpha waves, which lead to a state of relaxed alertness. And while L-Theanine is common in all tea, matcha may contain up to five times more of this amino acid than common black and green teas.

As an additional benefit, L-Theanine may help memory and learning and ability all the while inhibiting any possible side-effects from caffeine, a natural component of green tea. Therefore, a bowl of matcha promotes concentration and clarity of mind without any of the nervous energy found in coffee. Try matcha as a pick-me-up for the afternoon or anytime you need extra focus.

Does matcha have caffeine?

Yes. Matcha has about 30 mg caffeine/teaspoon of powder. Coffee has about 150 mg/8 ounces depending on how it is brewed. But matcha also contains l-theanine, an amino acid which improves cognitive function and induces a calm soothing effect on the mind. Part of the lure of the tea, is that Buddhists monks used it as an aid in meditation as the stimulation from the caffeine kept them alert, while the amino acids kept them calm and focused. Matcha is an excellent coffee alternative in the morning and an energy booster in the afternoon between lunch and dinner.

When drinking matcha, whole tea leaves are consumed (not just the steep as with other teas), providing 4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy. Matcha is both a stimulant and a relaxant, perfect for focusing on work, meditation, exercise or play. 

What makes matcha so green?

Several weeks prior to harvest in the spring, farmers cover the tea plants with bamboo mats or tarp, gradually reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches the plants. This step stresses the plants and forces them to work harder to undergo photosynthesis. In turn, this increases the chlorophyll content and turns the leaves dark green, giving matcha its distinct green color.

Is matcha tea good for diabetics?

If you are overweight, obese and/or diabetic, matcha tea can help lower your blood sugar and protect your heart, liver and kidneys with powerful antioxidants. Matcha is sugar free and unlike fruit juices, will not cause a spike in blood sugar or insulin.

How much matcha should I drink daily?

A single serving can range from 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of powder. We recommend starting with less. See how you feel. Over time you can experiment with the ration of tea to water (or liquid) that best suits you. Matcha is rich in fiber, so if your system has been sluggish, you may experience some renewed digestive vitality. That’s a good thing!

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Join me. I’m on a mission to change 100,000 lives so that they say, “Now I drink matcha.”

I believe everyone should know how to confidently purchase and prepare matcha tea so that they can achieve their vision of healthy and well.


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I love my Gotcha Matcha. I’ve been an on again, off again matcha consumer for about 8 years. But I’ve only purchased from Matcha Source from the start. Their quality is remarkable and the taste of their matcha is unmatchable. Now that I’m a full time matcha drinker, I wouldn’t settle for anything less. When I have the few extra minutes (three crazy kids, so mainly only on weekends) I whip up a proper cup of Kama Matcha. That deep, sweet, flavor hits my soul where no other warm morning beverage could touch. Thank you for such an array of perfectly delicious and quality products for all of us “non-coffee” lovers.


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 I am new to Matcha Tea, but was drawn to it as a response to a medical directive to eliminate coffee from my diet. My morning coffee latte was a much-cherished ritual to my day so I was “on the hunt” for an experience that would both give me pleasure AND be a healthy contributor to my health. I am 77 and been an active participant in healthy living for most of my adult life. That said, I waited no time in reading about healthy morning drinks….Once I “found” Matcha Tea and began reading about its healthy attributes, my online hunt resulted in Morning Matcha Tea. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive to begin my new morning ritual. That’s it! Done! The morning ritual is essential, but so is the soothing feeling after slowly sipping. My easily irritated GI system feels at ease. My day is set. Now I wait to observe the long range health effects. No doubt those will surface soon as well. Ahhhhh….


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