The origination of green tea began in China tracing all the way back to 2737 B.C. The story goes that the Emperor drank some water after some leaves fell into his cup and found the drink to be refreshing.
Zen Buddhist monks brought green tea back to Japan from China. They believed in its healing properties and created the Japanese green tea ceremony.
Matcha is a high quality green tea that is finely milled into a powder. It is used in the Japanese green tea ceremony and has become an important part of the Japanese culture.
Green tea contains polyphenol antioxidants that reduce inflammation in the body. Green tea antioxidants offer antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral effects. The antioxidants in green tea have been shown to reduce bone loss and risk of fracture.