Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Green tea contains high levels of polyphenol antioxidants, including a catechin called EGCG.  Catechins are natural antioxidants which can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells from damage. Green Tea also has small amounts of minerals that are important for health. Additionally, amongst its many benefits, Green Tea has been shown to enhance fat burning and boost metabolic rate.