Matcha green tea and regular tea both come from the same plant. Known as Camellia sinensis, the green tea leaves are similar, however, matcha tea is not grown in the same way as regular varieties of this popular beverage. Usually, with matcha tea, the bushes are covered up to 30 days before harvest, to reduce the amount of direct sunlight they receive. This process of shaded growing is said to boost the number of phytonutrients found in the final cup of tea including proteins, antioxidants,...

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