The super antioxidant tea - Green Matcha
Matcha is a special type of powdered green tea that is grown and produced mostly in Japan. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth, increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. Then, the leaves are carefully ground with stone grinding wheels to produce a fine powder. Unlike other types of teas, the green tea powder is not strained out before consuming, so you are consuming the entire leaf, making Matcha more potent than other tea varieties. It is the newest darling of the wellness movement, mostly mixed as tea but also used in shakes, smoothies and dusted on sweets. In effect, its uses in food and drink are only limited by one's creativity.
A Super Antioxidant
Green matcha tea is nature's superlative antioxidant delivery system, 137 more antioxidants than regular green tea, 60 times more than spinach, 17 times that of wild blueberries and 7 times that of dark chocolate. The same antioxidants that make green tea protective support skin health by reducing inflammation in the body, helping to remove acne, rosacea, and other types of skin eruptions and roughness. Antioxidants also control the effects of UV radiation and free radicals so the skin is protected from exposure to the sun, wind and other environmental pollutants. The strong presence of the EGCG antioxidant in matcha tea slows cell degeneration to impede the aging process, promoting smooth, tight skin that retains moisture and natural, smooth color tones.
Benefits for the Skin
The process of shading the Matcha leaves creates an increased amount of Chlorophyll, a powerful detoxifier, which eliminates heavy metals and other harmful buildup, removes harmful toxins and fights free radicals that damage cells needed to protect our skin. Various natural or organic substances found in matcha tea have powerful antibiotic action for the body’s great benefit.
Our No. 40 Seaweed and Spirulina facial mask has organic matcha tea, coconut milk and powdered honey to boast the benefits of healing and rejuvenate properties of the tea. These ingredients include catechins, Vitamins A and C, calcium, protein, iron, and potassium. As these cleansing agents clean the internal system, they purify and smooth the skin, too, eliminating any blemishes or rashes.
Green Matcha tea powder helps to draw out impurities, reduce large pores and give your skin a nice healthy glow. It even helps keep your skin hydrated, which is essential for healthy skin. Used in the bath it can relieve body aches, especially painful muscles. If you have rashes, taking a bath with green Matcha tea can soothe them as well as contribute to faster healing of wounds. The vitamin B contained in the tea will soften the skin. Green Matcha Tea is recommended for uses internally and externally. It is helpful for keeping the largest organ, the skin, youthful, flexible and detoxified.