But because you can't save time in sum, the breeding and processing of Matcha requires a lot of time. There are many myths about the millennia-old green tea plant for Matcha. The cultivation is carried out by a few tea farmer families. Breeding and care of the tea plants are characterized by tradition and experience. The shading of the young leaves is a kind of secret knowledge. Depending on the weather, it begins or lasts differently and drives the unique active ingredients into the tea leaves.
Japan's Green Gold: Matcha
During processing, the rich leaves are separated from the stems and freed from the leaf veins. The pure flesh remains, the pure active ingredient of the tea leaf: the so-called 'Tencha'. The Tencha is briefly dried and roasted again so that it can be finely ground - extremely fine. The special granite grinders take about an hour to grind 30 grams of Matcha powder.
Coffee versus Matcha
Matcha, like no other tea, has a stimulating effect. The contained L-Theanine calms and allows at the same time a high concentration, which lasts for a long time. Also in comparison with coffee
, the effect of which decreases rapidly after only one hour. The invigorating effect of Matcha lasts for at least six hours and sneaks out afterwards.
Matcha - absolute Superfood with L-Theanine
Matcha offers a unique combination of caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine. L-Theanine passes directly through the blood-brain barrier into our grey cells and catches the less good properties of caffeine (restlessness, nervousness). In addition, L-Theanine relieves anxiety and stress. At the same time it increases the ability to concentrate, memory works better, attention is more conscious and focused.
With Matcha and L-Theanin to the Superbrain
Studies have shown that L-theanine uptake makes it easier for the human brain to enter the alpha wave range. The alpha state is seen as a bridge between consciousness and subconscious. Ideal to develop innovations, for creative work or to generate new ideas and, ... to meditate.
9 green teas = 1 Matcha
If green tea is traditionally infused with 70° to 80° water and left to brew for 2 - 3 minutes, only about 10% of the active ingredients contained in the tea leaf end up in the cup. 90% remain in the tea leaf. With Superfood Matcha, the tea leaf is of a better quality in advance and due to the very fine grinding, you drink 100% of the active ingredients with Matcha. A Superfood cannot offer more.