What is matcha? It is green tea leaves ground into a fine powder, and it is used to make tea, smoothies, pancakes, baked goods, etc. Here, it is added to hot cocoa. When you consume the tea leaves rather than just steeping them, you gain the maximum benefit of their antioxidants.
Plus, when you pair matcha with cocoa powder, you are consuming additional polyphenols — micronutrients that are packed with antioxidants and have been shown to stop tumor cell development (polyphenols can even cause cancer cells to die). In one study, green tea drinkers had a 57 percent lower risk of colorectal cancer.
Green tea powder has many other benefits: it promotes weight loss, boosts energy, and improves immune system function. It is well worth it to fit antioxidant-rich matcha green tea powder wherever you can into your diet. Try it in hot cocoa!