Matcha is no secret to the Australian health market, since it crept onto the scenes we’ve seen it pop up at our local coffee shop, in the supermarket aisle, and now the very first sparkling matcha has been launched thanks to the Melbourne-based team at Motive Matcha.
We thought this would be a good change to deep dive into the benefits of matcha and why you should look at incorporating it into your lifestyle.
Matcha is well-known for providing mental clarity and boosting metabolism, making it a healthy pick-me-up for any time of the day.
A quick overview of the benefits we love:
- Energy Enhancer & Mental Clarity – Matcha is full of clean energy because it is rich in L-Theanine, which is an amino acid that stimulates a state of alertness AND relaxation. Matcha contains as much as five times of this amazing amino acid than other brewed black and green teas.
- Metabolism Booster – Matcha aids in supporting and boosting your metabolism. It does so by increasing your body’s metabolic rate, meaning you burn more energy and fat each day.
- Soothes & Calms – Promoting a state of tranquility for the mind and relieving the body of stress, L-Theanine is an amino acid with many talents!
- Antioxidants – Antioxidants are the body’s defence agents and with 137 times more antioxidants than green tea, matcha is packed full of them. With immune boosting properties, full of vitamins, magnesium, zinc and more, matcha is one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants you’ll find!
The nitty gritty details
Due to it’s high antioxidant content, specifically Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), Matcha can assist your body with its production of T-Cells, which reduce inflammation and fight pathogens. Talk about an immune booster!
Matcha also has high levels of chlorophyll (the source of the gorgeous green colour we can’t get enough of), and can help detoxify and flush out harmful chemicals, metals and toxins from the body. The unique shading process Matcha tea leaves undergo enhances the chlorophyll levels in the leaves. With the help of Matcha, a detoxified body is therefore better able to fight off pathogens, as the immune system is strengthened.
The good stuff doesn’t stop there, if you can believe it! Matcha contains high levels of both flavonoids and antioxidants, which form a powerful antibacterial defence force against viruses, infections, acting as a soothing agent for sore throats.
Finally, Matcha is a great anti-inflammatory. Due to the potency of the EGCG antioxidant production of inflammatory chemicals in the body are halted, reducing the irritation and disruption they cause in the body. Matcha contains a much higher level of EGCG compared to standard green tea, so it’s our top pick in terms of boosting immunity.
Australia’s first ready-to-drink sparkling matcha has just hit the market. Launching with four delicious flavours – Ginger, Apple, Yuzu, and Lychee – Motive Matcha is here to shake up the health and wellness industry by giving consumers a new, and oh-so-tasty, way to enjoy the benefits of matcha sugar-free and on-the-go.
With no sugar and only seven calories a bottle, this new kid on the health block is a guilt-free alternative to sodas, flavoured waters, and sugar-packed RTDs. By consuming just one bottle of Motive Matcha, the benefits are the same as 10 cups of green tea.
Motive Matcha is scientifically formulated using ceremonial matcha sourced from biodynamic farms and while a traditional matcha tea can be fiddly to make and require added milk and sugars, Motive Matcha provides a convenient, accessible, and sugar-free alternative.