Matcha Ramune Soda
Matcha green tea with its sweet aroma and eternally fresh taste is a miraculous medicine with myriad health benefits.
Net weight 200ml
Nutritional information Per 100ml
Carbonated water, Sugar-mixed high-fructose corn syrup, Green Tea (Matcha), Acidulant, Flavor, Colorant (Tartrazine, Allura Red AC, Brilliant Blue FCF).
What is Matcha?
Matcha green tea with its sweet aroma and eternally fresh taste is a miraculous medicine with myriad health benefits. Matcha is a special kind of powdered green tea grown differently than traditional green tea. The tea leaves are grown in shade for the last 3 weeks prior to the harvest, this causes a tremendous rise in chlorophyll production which imparts the beautiful vibrant green color to Matcha. The tea leaves are also de-veined to obtain a fine powder.
In ancient popular culture, Samurai drank Matcha Tea owing to it’s energizing properties. All green teas naturally contain caffeine, however, due to the special cultivation and harvesting techniques used for Matcha, it is packed with nutrients that make Matcha the perfect energy booster without any negative side effects of other stimulating beverages.
Although Matcha has its roots in the ancient Chinese and Japanese traditions and has been used for over 4000 years, it is now becoming a rage in the western countries owing to its immense health benefits. Matcha has now earned the title of a SUPERFOOD and various health supplement brands, beverage brands, coffee houses, tea stores have jumped onto the Matcha bandwagon to add Matcha in our diet in various forms. Matcha is traditionally served as Hot Tea, but it has also made it to the ingredients list of Lattes, Yoghurts, Ice-Creams, Smoothies, Confectionary and baked items.
How is Matcha processed?
Matcha green tea is obtained from Tencha. Freshly plucked tender tea leaves are steamed to retain their vibrant green color and are further dried by whirling, cooling, dispersion and heat treatment in brick ovens.
These dried leaves are called Tencha and they are stored in large sealed wooden boxes that are kept refrigerated until further processing. Tencha leaves are then processed as below to obtain Matcha.
The Tencha leaves are thoroughly ground by stone mills into a fine powder. Only the best stone mills can grind green tea leaves into the micron fineness necessary to bring out the refined fragrance and flavor.
Benefits of Matcha Soda
Anti aging & Glowing skin
Matcha green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea.
Antioxidants help protect our skin from UV radiation and fight harmful free radicals. It slows down the aging process.
Matcha contains chlorophyll, a phytochemical known to reduce facial wrinkles and skin elasticity and improves skin complexion.
Matcha green tea and its component catechin have shown to reduce the growth as well as the actual generation of cancer.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) makes up to 60% of the catechins in matcha tea and EGCG is widely known for its cancer-fighting properties.
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and polysaccharides in green tea reduce the spike in blood sugar levels.
Research suggests EGCG interferes with the breakdown process preventing starch from turning into sugars which eventually enters the bloodstream.
The effects are most prominent when matcha green tea is consumed with your meal.
Controls Cholesterol & Pressure
L-theanine is proved to diminish the risk of hypertension and helps in regulating blood pressure.
Catechins, the tiny powerhouse antioxidants found in green tea, improves the vascular system.
Catechins help to improve endothelium-dependent vasodilation i.e. it helps to increase the size of your arteries, lowering your blood pressure.
Helps you stay Relaxed & Alert
Matcha contains roughly three times the amount of caffeine as compared to other teas, making it comparable to a cup of coffee – just one teaspoon of matcha provides anywhere from 60 to 70 milligrams of caffeine.
Matcha is shade-grown and hence also produces more L-theanine, an amino acid than other green teas.
When consumed with caffeine, L-theanine and other phytochemicals in Matcha reduces anxiety and regulates blood pressure, and still gives you an energy boost.
Matcha also activates the dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain — two neurotransmitters that influence anxiety and mood.
Improves Memory & Brain Health
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) protects brain cells from oxidative stress.
L-Theanine the most abundant amino acid in Matcha affects the functions of the neurotransmitters and improves the physiological function of the brain and strengthens memory ability.
These components boost alpha waves in the brain and help reduce brain damage that could lead to mental decline and brain diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Helps Fight Viruses
Catechins in green tea help fight the influenza virus.
Studies are on to understand the impact of the antiviral capability of Catechins on the dreadful HIV virus.
Catechins in green tea suppress the formation of plaque caused by cariogenic bacteria which leads to cavities.
Catechins also kill bad breath causing bacteria.
Fluorine present in green tea is known to strengthen teeth and reduce cavities.
Aids Weight Loss
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) has been shown to boost metabolism and stop the growth of fat cells.
Matcha green tea consumption increases thermogenesis, that is, the body’s rate of burning calories, from 8 to 10% to 35 to 43% of daily calorie expenditure.
Flavanols and antioxidants in green tea assist weight management by lowering the Body Mass Index (BMI).
Matcha is a natural fat blocker, increases metabolic activity and gently promotes weight loss.