MATCHA TEA

Green tea herbal extract is good for all skin types.

Scientific name:  Camellia sinensis

Family:  Theaceae

Origin:  China

Form:  powedered

Parts:  whole leaf


GOOD FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

FEATURES

  • antioxidant
  • antibacterial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • soothing

 

SKIN

*anti-aging

antibacterial

*anti-inflammatory

*antioxidant

brightening

collagen building + strengthening

detoxifying

energizing

improves microcirculation

*nourishing

protecting

 

MIND

energizing

focusing

BENEFITS

  • antioxidant
  • antiseptic
  • cleansing

 

GREAT FOR

all skintypes

before + after suncare

*blemished skin

dull + lifeless skin

*evolved skin

*rosacea

FUNCTION

  • preservative

 

NUTRIENTS

*amino acids (theanines+)

*caffeine (theine)

*catechins

lipids

minerals

proteins

*vitamin A

vitamin C

vitamin E


Powdered tea was originally brought from China to Japan in 1911 by the monk Eisai alongside Zen Buddhism. Both have become quintessentially Japanese. Matcha, the crème-de-la-crème of powdered teas is the oldest variety of shade grown green tea in Japan, has been part of Zen Buddhist culture for over 800 years and is the official tealeaf used in traditional Japanese tea ceremony. It is highly regarded for its health benefits, which have only recently begun to be documented by science. Matcha tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant just as all other varieties of green tea. Yet the cultivation, processing, and the fact that the whole leaf is used make it quite distinct. The preparation of matcha starts weeks before its harvest, when the tea bushes are covered to prevent exposure to direct sunlight. Shading slows down growth and turns the leaves a darker shade of green resulting in a higher amount of chlorophyll and certain amino acids. Only the finest buds are hand picked for their younger, suppler leaves. The leaves are then lightly steamed to prevent oxidation, minimally processed to remove the stems and veins, then stone ground leaving a jewel-green fine powder of only the most nutrient-rich parts of the plant. 

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