Green Tea Leaf, Matcha, or Camellia sinensis
Put the kettle on; it’s time to invigorate the senses - or to reclaim your health with some green tea. The difference between a cup of black tea and green tea is when and how the plant is harvested. With green tea, most of its nutrients come from the young leaves and leaf buds of the Camellia sinensis plant, and the leaves are dried or steamed, not oxidized or fermented like they are for black tea. Once harvested, matcha can be processed, which means the leaves are ground into a fine powder that is then used in tea or food to return the mind and body to an improved state of clarity by boosting brain function.
While there is a small amount of caffeine in green tea, green tea leaves also contain L-Theanine, which helps to counter any jittery or anxiety-creating effects of caffeine. Compared to black tea, it also has higher levels of the potent antioxidant, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which aids the body in fighting off free radicals. Some consider the flavor overwhelming, offering an earthy and bold taste - we think this flavor unapologetically represents its powerful effects. We believe that more women showing up as they are, unapologetically, is what the world needs more of. We blend it in our THRIVE formula for its health-promoting benefits and as a reminder that we need a more raw, bold, and powerful you.
Evidence-based relief and benefits from this superfood:
- High in flavonoids, a type of antioxidant (one of which is EGCG), which may help to protect cells from damage-causing illness
- Low caffeine levels could improve brain functions such as memory, mental clarity, and focus
- L-Theanine, which can increase alpha waves and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain - leading to a relaxed mind
- Green tea leaves are a natural immune system booster helping to keep sick days at bay
Green tea leaf powder is a superfood your body deserves. To read more about the technical science behind the hows, whys, etc. We have provided you with our favorite sources. Part of our #heyfreyamagic is empowering you with the tools to dive deeper into all the things we are passionate about while being fully transparent about it.