10 Things You Never Knew About Matcha Green Tea


Japanese Match Green Tea

An Antioxidant that is both powerful and natural

Traditionally used in teas, Matcha Green Tea is a powder full of antioxidants from Japan.

A recent study discovered that the concentration of epigallocatechin (EGCG) in matcha is 137 times greater than the amount of EGCG in China Green Tea. EGCG is a type of catechin, a natural antioxidant. What are its benefits for our health and skin?


These benefits for your health include:

- Lower blood pressure and cholesterol due to catechins.

- Great alternative to coffee as Matcha also contains caffeine, but won't cause you to get nervous.

- Weight loss aid.

- Increases concentration and memory as it is rich in catechins and tannins.

- It contains L-theanine, an amino acid, which reduces stress.

- Helps fight inflammation thanks to another antioxidant called polyphenol. Matcha can be used to make teas, lattes, smoothies, granola, or even cakes and pastries.


You can use the matcha to make teas, lattes, add it to your smoothie, sprinkle it on your granola or even make cakes and pastries with it.


The following are benefits for your skin and hair:

- Anti-ageing. Catechins help to stimulate collagen production, which helps fight aging.

- Protects your skin.

- Helps to fight the appearance of cellulite due to the high amount of caffeine.

- Works great on oily skin thanks to the high tannin content and its power to regulate sebum.


Matcha Green Tea powder can be a useful ingredient in soaps, shampoos, facial & hair masks, lotions or facial creams.


Organic and Vegan Matcha Green Tea

Certified Organic by Ecocert

The powder we use in our Orange & Spearmint Shampoo Bars is organic (certified by Ecocert), 100% pure and natural but also has cosmetic and food quality and certified free of any radioactivity. The powder is from the region of Kagoshima in Japan. On top of the regular analyses of batches of matcha tea to confirm the powder is radioactivity-free, the number of heavy metals and pesticides are strictly controlled to guarantee the high quality of this ingredient.


These properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any way constitute or substitute for medical information that only health professionals can dispense. For any use of essential oils or ingredients in general for therapeutic purposes, please consult a doctor.


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Sources:

Matcha: Health Benefits of This Kind of Green Tea (webmd.com)

Thé vert Matcha du Japon BIO en poudre - Aroma-Zone

Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography - ScienceDirect