The organic Japanese green teas of HUG THE TEA are not only delightful, but do also have many different health benefits.
Drinking green tea everyday helps to keep you healthy. Especially the Matcha is very healthy; 1 cup of Matcha is like 5-8 cups of regular green tea in terms of antioxidants and vitamins.
The green tea of HUG THE TEA contains a lot of compounds like antioxidants, catechins (EGCg), vitamin C, L-theanine, thein, tannins and free amino acids. It’s a healthy and delicious beverage to enjoy everyday.
Antioxidants & Catechins
Green tea is rich with catechins (EGCg), a type of natural antioxidants with a large amount of health benefits. All of our green teas are high in antioxidants, but Matcha has 5-10 times more antioxidants and vitamines. These special and rare antioxidants protect against obesity, high blood pressure and tooth decay. It’s a antibacterial and nature substance and even helps to prevent all kind of diseases. Read more about this at our blog.
Furthermore, green tea is one of the few drinks in which – the easily damaged – vitamine C can be effectively absorbed into the body. Drinking 4-5 cups of green tea (= 1 cup of Matcha) a day can help you achieve half on your 50 mg daily requirements of vitamine C. Among the different types of tea, the most amount of vitamin C can be found in green tea. Vitamin C in green tea is amazingly: 1.5 times more than that of the red pepper, which contains the most vitamin C of all vegetables.
L-theanine, a kind of amino acid contained in green tea is an important ingredient providing the good flavour of sweetness. Moreover, L-theanine has a relaxing effect on mind and body. The smell of green tea has an aroma therapeutic effect. The smell of green tea itself helps you to relax, get comfortable and gives you a peaceful mind. So why not try having a cup of green tea starting your day good or during your break from work or study. It will not only quench your thirst, but also make you more healthy!