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Matcha and L-theanine

L-theanine is an element that can be found in Matcha, L-theanine is the reason of the sweetness taste (umami) in Matcha.

Japanese green tea in general has higher L-theanine due to non-fermented process. Out of all Japanese green teas, Gyokuro and Matcha (Tencha) has higher L-theanine due to the shaded-grown (in Ooshita-en) method. Direct sun-light is blocked 20 days before harvested, this process increase the L-theanine content in the tea leaves.


Benefits of L-theanine

  • Enhance neurotransmitter : L-theanine improve the dopamine level in our brain, improve the health of our brain.
  • Enhance memory 
  • Improve concentration
  • Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Prevent cancer
  • Suppress bitterness and improve the sweetness in food



There is no limit for consumption of L-theanine in Japan


Try out our ceremony grade Matcha, it has good taste and lot of health benefits.