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8 Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

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I recently stopped drinking coffee. That might not be a shocker unless you see me on a day-to-day basis. Those who do may be surprised to learn that I haven’t murdered anyone…yet!

To calm my coffee jitters and ease my peachy mood swings—while aiming to keep my energy levels from dipping into zombie-territory—I decided to swap my java cravings for frothy cups of matcha green tea. And it seems I made the right choice! Let’s examine the many beneficial properties of this concentrated green tea powder that was once imbibed by the noble samurai…

1. Green Tea Concentrate

If you read the newspaper or listen to the radio, you already know that green tea is touted as a “good for you brew.” However, one mug of matcha, which is green tea leaves ground into a powder, is equivalent to 10 cups of typical green tea brewed in bag-form. Why? Because with matcha, you are actually ingesting all the benefits of the fine-ground tea leaves instead of tossing them out with the bag.

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