The best matcha is grown on organic matcha farms in Japan. The matcha green tea leaves are carefully extracted from the tips of a plant called Camellia Sinensis. These plants are grown in shade and are harvested many times during a year. The best matcha powder is grown on organic Japanese farms, is made out of picked, crushed and dried matcha green tea leaves and sold by sellers in different grades (qualities).
But Why Should You Ensure Your Matcha Is Grown Organically?
Well to start, organic crops are sure to be free of any pesticides or other chemicals that might harm you. With regular green tea you steep the leaves then discard them, but with matcha the entire leaf has been ground down into a fine powder and so you consume the whole leaf.
Secondly the chemical lead has been found in some green tea varieties. This is usually due to lead contamination of the soil, and usually pertains to matcha grown in China. For this reason alone we recommend organic Japanese grown matcha green tea.
Consuming The Whole Leaf:
Thirdly, with green tea, you steep then discard the leaves. With Matcha, you’re actually consuming the whole leaf that has been dried and grown down into a fine powder. This means that your getting more of everything, and that includes any potential contaminates - so it's extra important to buy organic with matcha.
Now matcha is generally very safe to drink regardless of where it comes from and in no means should you be put off by this information. We just recommend that you check where your matcha is sourced, avoid buying from china and go Japanese.
Like I said earlier there are a lot of benefits to matcha green tea and we still whole heatedly recommend drinking it.
Just To Remind You Why We Love Matcha (Especially Organic Matcha!) Here's 3 Reasons to Keep Drinking It:
The catechins and antioxidants present in matcha green tea prevents diseases such as cancer. It’s empirically proven now according to studies arranged by various reputed universities in the world. A powerful catechin in matcha called EGCG allegedly contains anti-carcinogenic properties.
Where in the world do people have highest life span? It’s in a province called Okinawa, in Japan. Believe me or not, there are fit 200 years old living in the city. The longevity of these people could very well be partially attributed to their matcha green tea consumption. They are bestowed upon with ability to fight pathogens, toxics through the anti-oxidants in matcha.
There is nothing more harmful to our body than “bad cholesterol” known as LDL. It is known to increase weight gain, affect heart and lung functions and also affect brain activity. Matcha green tea has been shown to reduce LDL concentration in the blood by a significant amount.
You cannot ignore multitudes of benefits that matcha provides you with, but just be wary of non-organic, non-Japanese matcha brands. Do your research and make sure you go for authentic, organic, Japanese matcha green tea every time.
3 Reasons to Drink 100 Percent Organic Matcha Green Tea is republished from: healthywild.org