Matcha green tea is a perfect warm treat for kids, and a zero-sugar alternative to canned juice. It can improve your child’s oral health and keep them heart-healthy. Rich in antioxidants, chlorophyll and a huge disease-fighting amino acid named L-Theanine, Matcha tea can also keep your children away from flu and cavities – the two greatest woes of every kid everywhere.
Yes, you’re right, Matcha tea contains some caffeine (about 30 mg. per cup), which is MUCH LESS caffeine content than the average cup of coffee (70-75 mg. per cup). But, the L-Theanine in Matcha releases the caffeine slowly into the bloodstream over a period of 4 to 6 hours – a million miles away from the kick-boosting effects of coffee’s caffeine. Brilliant.
That said, some children can have caffeine sensitivity and therefore, should be allowed to drink Matcha tea only in moderation; one cup a day would be ample here.
There's plenty! Here's what Matcha can do for kids:
Overweight children are at risk of being obese when they grow up. This poses serious health risks, especially Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. They are even prone to a number of conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterols, fungal infections, heat rash, and acne.
Matcha tea assists the body in the process of metabolism. It boosts the metabolic rate and makes the body burn more calories, aiding in weight loss. In a 2008 Japanese study of obesity in children, it was found that catechins help reduce cholesterol levels as well as blood pressure. If you are worried about your child gaining weight from those chocolates and cookies and chips that they love so much, drinking matcha would help them keep their weight in check.*
To prevent any surprises, we recommend that you give your kid (s) a small amount of matcha tea in the morning. Test them on a sample. Our Ceremonial Grade Japanese Matcha Tea 5g sample pack has just the right amount of tea for 3-4 days servings. Shade-grown in the best tea estates of Kyoto, Japan, it is extremely rich in chlorophyll, catechins and L-Theanine. It’s the best of what matcha has to offer.
Remember, there’s no substitute for your paediatrician’s consultation. Always talk to them if you have any questions about giving your child matcha tea.
(*Drinking matcha tea alone can’t help keep the weight in check if other lifestyle habits are not changed. For best results, get your child involved in healthful habits such as regular physical activity and a diet that contains lots of vegetables and fruits. Talk to your paediatrician about the ideal diet for your child.)
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