Scientific Name: Camellia Sinensis
Crucial FOUR’s ceremonial Organic Matcha Green Tea is mountain grown and of connoisseur quality. With our propriety freeze-dry technology, you can now get the convenience but at no sacrifice to the toxic manufacturing processes that exist in virtually every instant tea/coffee product. Since we remove the water at sub-zero temperatures, we can pick at peak ripeness. This allows us to preserve the energetics and harness the energy at its embryonic state ( As soon as we pick an herb or any foodstuff it starts its path down the road to decomposition. So it’s vital to the process to preserve as soon as one harvest.) With our technology, we can preserve in the most advanced organic fashion allowing us to give you the most potent and convenient product ever!
Matcha Green has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 5000 years. Writings from the Tang Dynasty indicate that by 650 AD, tea was cultivated throughout China. It was introduced to Japan in about 600 AD by Buddhist priests returning from study in China.
Polyphenols function as powerful antioxidants. One of the most potent antioxidants found in green tea is Epigallocatechin Gallate. EGCG may help against free radicals that contribute to cancer(1), heart disease, and clogged arteries (2). They are also helpful to burn fat (3) and counteract oxidative stress in the brain that can lead to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s (4).
Weight Management: EGCG inhibits enzymes that break down the hormone norepinephrine. Increasing norepinephrine levels increase the signals that stimulate the body to break down fat – especially visceral fat that builds up around our organs in the abdominal area. Also, caffeine stimulates fat burning by increasing our metabolic rate. The overall effect is weight loss and energy gain. (8) (See also footnotes #3)
Physical and Cognitive Stimulation: Tea contains caffeine, which blocks adenosine receptors and inhibits the effects of adenosine. The caffeine binds to and occupies the adenosine receptor sites. However, caffeine doesn’t slow down the cell’s activity as adenosine would. Instead of slowing down because of the adenosine, cellular metabolism speeds up.