the high-end tea used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea.
Ultimate mental and medical remedy
According to the 8th century Zen priest, who introduced the tea to Japan, matcha is “the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one’s life more full and complete”.
How about that?
There is a small amount of caffeine in matcha, but only so much that it gives you a feeling of “calm alertness” and none of the jitters that you could get from a cup of java.
When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf. Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content. Source: http://matchasource.com/health-benefits-of-matcha-tea/
How to make matcha tea
If you want to find out how to make a cup of matcha, then check out this clip where Denis from the Zen Mystery Tea Lounge in Dania Beach, Florida, prepares a cup of delicious matcha tea for us.