Matcha tea is a type of green tea, obtained from the best qualities of Gyokuro, one of the most valuable Japanese green tea. In this way a green powder is obtained with important properties. Matcha tea is rich in antioxidants, 100 times more than “normal” green tea, in vitamins C, group B and K and minerals such as iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and copper..
Matcha tea is considered to play a role in cancer prevention and fight against this disease. A lot of studies are published about the benefits of green tea, here I’d like to mention one of the most recent studies performed by dr. Wai-Nang Lee and coworkers of the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed): they studied the behavior of the EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), an antioxidant found in green tea, in presence of cancer pancreatic cells. EGCG was able to kill an enzyme associated with the cancer.
Matcha tea is also easy to prepare, you just have to take 2-3 tablespoons of matcha powder and dissolve them in water, if matcha tea is of high quality water can be at room temperature.