Matcha is made from shade grown tender (camellia sinensis) green tea leaves that are milled to a fine powder. The shading forces the plants to produce a higher than normal chlorophyll content that gives the leaves a rich green color. The powdered leaf is not strained but whisked into a frothy delight and consumed. Since it’s made from the entire leaf, it packs in a more concentrated amount of vitamins, polyphenols, antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. Studies have revealed a variety of health benefits associated with matcha ranging from increased brain function, enhancing weight loss, optimizing liver function, decreasing the risk of heart disease and cancer prevention. It is easy to prepare, so you can incorporate it effortlessly into your diet and give your day a burst of flavorful goodness!