You’ve probably heard good things about green tea. Steady energy without the jitters you can get with coffee. Tons of antioxidants. Smooth, earthy flavor.
What about matcha? If you haven’t heard about it, matcha is powdered green tea, which means you’re drinking a higher concentration of beneficial green tea polyphenols.
Green tea has a long history, dating back thousands of years. The ancient Japanese tea ceremony is still practiced today with matcha green tea.
Not all tea, is created equal though. To avoid chemicals, artificial ingredients, and preservatives, look for pesticide-free and certified organic loose leaf tea, tea bags, and powdered tea.
Look no further. You can find a wide selection of non-GMO green tea and matcha powder here at Thrive Market.
Green Tea and Matcha Benefits
Drinking green tea has been linked to a number of health benefits, including:
- Healthy weight: Drinking green tea linked to small but measurable reductions in body weight.
- Antioxidant-power: Green tea polyphenols help fight off free radicals.
- Anti-cancer: Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) from green tea has potential anti-cancer properties, at least in rodents. (There’s up to 137 times more EGCG in matcha than regular green tea!).
- Lower cholesterol: Green tea consumption has been associated with reduced total and LDL cholesterol in humans.
- Relaxed boost: Green tea contains moderate caffeine balanced by theanine for mellow stimulation.
Top Green Tea and Matcha Brands
Give your tea collection a refresh and stock up on these organic green tea brands. You’ll be glad you shopped and ready for tea time.
Great news: Thrive Market has tea! We’re proud to carry a variety of delectable teas that are certified organic, non-GMO, and preservative-free.
Nurture your mind, body, and spirit with over 40 sustainably sourced, tasty tea blends that use only the finest spices and botanicals from around the world.
If you love matcha, you’ll love Matcha Love. This brand takes a modern approach to an ancient ritual; bringing the flavorful, vibrant and energizing green tea to happy customers everywhere.
Sip on green tea antioxidants with these delicious matcha products.
Made with organic tencha leaves from Japan, this medium-bodied matcha begins your day with the earthy tones of spring harvest.
Organic Green Teas
Because you deserve the best, you won’t find preservatives, pesticides, or GMOs in these organic tea bags.
Take a trip to traditional Japan with our sencha-style green tea, made with organic tea leaves and wrapped in biodegradable tea bags.
Yogi Green Tea Super Antioxidant
Organic, vegan, and gluten-free, Yogi’s antioxidant green tea may help reduce the effects of free radicals. Lemongrass adds a citrus punch, while jasmine tea offers floral notes—it’s a truly comforting sip.
Pour a cup of this restorative tea, relax, and let your worries drift away.
Best Green Tea Blends
For a fun twist on green tea, try these top-rated tea blends.
Green tea, kombucha, lemongrass, and spearmint combine to form this delightfully blended brew.
Relish the subtle aroma of jasmine flowers in this popular, fragrant tea combo from Numi.
Made with maitake mushroom and moringa, this latte mix is designed to energize and support healthy blood sugar levels.
Matcha and Green Tea Articles
Thirsty for green tea knowledge? Drink up these posts from the Thrive Market blog.
Spoiler alert: matcha is a type of green tea. Learn the different varieties, health benefits, recipes, and more in this insightful post.
Harvested from the famed Shizuoka and Kagoshima regions of Japan, our organic matcha is bright green, rich in chlorophyll, and highly invigorating.
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