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Matcha tea has a bit of a cult movement going on right now, it’s being showcased in lattes and served up in ice-cream and brownies in cafés across the land.
Matcha is popular for a reason, it’s prized for being rich in polyphenol compounds called catechins, a type of antioxidant linked to fighting cancer, viruses and heart disease, and matcha is a more potent source of catechins than standard green tea. Clinical tests suggest that drinking matcha can speed up physical recovery after workouts, promote cell strength and boost immunity, and many matcha fans say it makes them feel energised and alert with none of the jitters that can come with your daily coffee.
Sometimes we all need a little help to keep energised and if that help tastes fantastic and comes with extra wellness benefits then what’s not to love! Bring on the matcha!
As with many things, not all matcha is created equally. Matcha is generally graded by Premium, Super Premium and Ceremonial Grades but these grading’s can be very confusing. Some products labelled as ceremonial grade (i.e. only the best matcha reserved for Japanese tea ceremonies) are barely culinary grade so it’s important to choose an ethical company that sources its matcha to the highest standard.
OMGTea is a specialist matcha company created with a personal story and a very big heart.
In 2010 OMGTea’s Founder Katherine Swift’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and she decided that she wanted to do something positive to help and became involved in supporting the ground-breaking research of one of the World’s leading genetic & cell biologists. This research highlighted the benefits and healing properties of green tea. Katherine wanted her mum to drink the best quality green tea with the highest level of antioxidants, and organic matcha green tea was that tea. Thus, OMGtea was born.
OMGTea is doing what it can to validate the health claims of green tea and particularly matcha and has commissioned its own research with two exciting papers due to be published in January 2017. One in relation to breast cancer and one in relation to fat oxidation – so watch this space for the impressive results!
OMGTea have created a unique grading system ranging from A to AAA offering a genuinely premium range of matcha’s to suit all budgets. Their matcha is sourced ONLY from the Nishio region and is 100% organic. Making OMGTea a smoother, sweeter and healthier matcha to drink, winning a 2-star rating in Great Taste Awards 2016.
They also have a wonderful supplement for those who want the great benefits with even less effort.
Katherine’s mission is to bring quality, integrity and honesty to the matcha market. A percentage of OMGTea’s profits have been pledged to The Healthy Life Foundation, a charity that funds research into age related diseases.
An extraordinary tea for the extraordinary lives we lead!
Read our ‘Behind the Brand’ feature on Katherine Swift from OMGTea HERE>>