matcha is finely ground green tea leaves. it's super healthy and instead of getting caffeinated in a way that brings jittery energy, it makes you feel energized, but calm. buddhist monks drink matcha before meditation. -it has 17 times the antioxidant levels of blueberries and 60 times that of spinach. -it contains egcg, which is a catechin that prevents and/or slows the growth of cancer. -it lowers ldl cholesterol levels. -it promotes weight loss in ways that are not accounted for merely by its caffeine content. -it increases the body's calorie burning from 8-10% of daily energy expenditure to 45-43%. -exercising immediately after drinking matcha results in 25% more fat burn during exercise. -it is rich in chlorophyll, which is a good detoxifying agent for the human body. -it contains an amino acid, l-theanine, that induces alpha wave activity in the brain. alpha wave activity is associated with calm, relaxed states, stress reduction, and mental and cognitive clarity. -it contains high levels of easily absorbable dietary fiber, which eases constipation and stabilizes blood sugar levels. -it gives you energy without jitteriness or headaches or agitation.