The young leaves of shade-grown Camellia sinensis are harvested and finely chopped. In this way you get a powder of a beautiful bright green color, matcha green tea! Matcha tea is characterized by important healthy properties, in fact, it has an antitumor and antioxidant action and it is able to improve memory and concentration. But it does not end here, in fact, matcha tea is also useful to reduce anxiety, as demonstrated by a scientific study published a few days ago in the Journal of Functional Foods by a Japanese team (Kurauchi et al, Aug 2019).
What emerged from the research is that matcha tea powder has an anxiolytic action by counteracting stress and nervousness and bringing calm. Moreover, scientists have also managed to understand the mechanism by which matcha tea counteracts anxiety. In particular, this type of green tea acts directly on the central nervous system by activating some dopamine and serotonin receptors.
In short, introducing matcha tea into your lifestyle is certainly a healthy choice, even against stress! Finally, remember that you should add matcha powder to the water, stir with a spoon and then drink directly without filtering it. Precisely this characteristic makes the matcha a powerful drink, the benefits of which arrives unaltered to the body.