LIMITED PRODUCTION OF MATCHA
Like all other green teas, Matcha green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Matcha is only produced in Japan and it is non-fermented green tea. Japan produces many different types of green tea such as Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Sencha, Genmaicha, Mecha, Kukicha, Konacha, Bancha ... etc. and 70% of its total production is dedicated to Sencha. The production of Matcha ocupaies barely 2% against total Green tea production and due to its complicated production process, the price of Matcha can be much more expensive than other teas.
AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA
Green tea has become very popular in the European countries due to its health benefits. Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols, which is a potent antioxidant that helps fight free-radicals way better than Vitamin C. Also, Green Tea provides you with powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, zinc, and amino acids. Matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into powder, so Matcha drinkers cosume a higher concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers than other green teas. In fact, the health benefits of a single cup of Matcha equals to 10 cups of normal green tea.
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|Data from: Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 参考文献 簡単！栄養andカロリー計算 http://www.eiyoukeisan.com/|