Matcha green tea is not just another type of green tea. It is the ultimate green tea, made from the finest shade-grown leaves stone-ground to a fine powder.
With regular steeped tea, 85-90% of the nutrients of the tea are thrown out with the leaves as most of green teas nutrients are non-soluble. With matcha, you consume the tea leaves whole, just as in ancient times when tea was a medicine, not a beverage. Your body benefits from all the soluble and non-soluble elements of the tea first hand.
A staple of the martial arts and Zen Buddhism, matcha is the tea the samurai turned to before battle, because of its long lasting energy boost and its ability to promote a state of relaxed awareness.