A finely ground, bright emerald-green tea powder, matcha has been a focal point of Japanese tea ceremonies for more than 900 years. The Buddhist monks honored it as a health elixir for its potential to heighten concentration and enhance the metabolism.
The organic tea is high in antioxidants called catechin polyphenols, which are linked to everything from decreased cancer risk and reduced cholesterol and blood pressure to boosted metabolism.
It’s also high in antioxidants; one cup provides five times the amount of any other food. Antioxidants are responsible for fighting against the negative effects of UV radiation, giving us younger looking skin, and an increased immune system.
Moreover, green tea is loaded with a compound known as catechin (and specifically one called EGCg), which provides the energy lift of caffeine (without the jitters) and is widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties, increased metabolism, and overall health.
And then there are its detoxification effects: The chlorophyll present in tea accentuates its effectiveness in cleansing the body. It aids in maintaining the alkalinity of blood and tissues, and helps in preventing the association of harmful toxins with colon walls and flushes them out of the body.
The list of its benefits continues: It calms and relieves stress, boosts memory, and provides focus, thanks to the amino acid L-Theanine, which also helps with the production of dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration—something that can benefit pretty much everyone, right?
Add all of that up—especially when combined with cashew milk, which contains oleic acid, the heart-healthy fat found in olive oil—and it amounts to a powerhouse of nutrition. That’s what we had in mind when we created the brand new Matcha Milk at Nourish Your Soul. So drink up!