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Benefits and History of Matcha

As a lot of you must know it already, matcha is good for your health. There are many expected benefits of matcha.

Stress relief

Improvement of concentration

Improvement of memory and judgment

Prevention of arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, and stroke

Reduction of the harmful effects of smoking

Remedy for excessive drinking and hangovers

Support for beautiful skin

Antioxidant and anti-aging effects

Matcha is alkaline and contains



Vitamins A, B, C, P, and U






Matcha doesn't get dissolved in water (or hot water) like other teas, but rather the tea itself is being consumed. The nutrients contained in the tea can be taken without any waste! In fact, elderly tea ceremony teachers are very healthy and energetic and keep themselves young. If you haven't tried matcha yet, this would be a good time to try it.


You might think Kyoto is famous for matcha. In fact, Nishio in Aichi Prefecture has the biggest matcha production all over Japan. 30% of matcha in the country is produced there, and 99% of their green tea leaves become matcha. It started in the middle of the Kamakura period (1185-1333) when the cultivation of tea seeds brought back from the Sung Dynasty in the precincts of Jisso-ji Temple on Mount Hazakai in Nishio was encouraged by a high Japanese Buddhist monk Shochi Kokushi, who was also known as Enni Ben'en. In the beginning, some warriors and monks drank it or used it as a herbal medicine. However, with the activities of tea master Sen no Rikyu, who is considered the greatest of the “tea saints”, it spread throughout the country. It was in the early Meiji period (1868-1912) that the tea plant came to be cultivated and produced in earnest.

Tea Master Sen no Rikyu


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