i used to be a serious coffee drinker. but one day, while shopping at costco, i came across their matcha tea bags. at first, i was going to just reduce my coffee drinking (my acupuncturist had told me that coffee is a toxin to my body – which explains why i would get a little clammy or have to use the restroom – my body needed to expel it). but it went so well with the tea, i completely stopped the coffee (with no caffeine withdrawals) and have been happy ever since!
according to ecoki.com,
“matcha tea is widely recognized as one of the richest sources of natural antioxidants on earth. antioxidants are food compounds that help neutralize chronic and age-related diseases. as a category, green tea contains large amounts of the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) considered by researchers as the key to its health promoting properties. powdered matcha tea practically overflows with the stuff. lab analysis shows the concentration of this multi-purpose antioxidant a whopping 137 times higher in matcha than in regular steeped green tea. collectively, the antioxidant power of matcha tea is reportedly 100 times greater than vitamin c and 70 times greater than orange juice. matcha also contains nearly 10 times more beta-carotene than spinach.”