IS SOURSOP MATCHA HEALTHIER THAN STEEPED TEA?
The soursop matcha revolution is still relatively new, so it is understandable that many people think soursop tea powder and brewed tea are essentially the same, however, the differences between the two are not just in their preparation. As soursop matcha powder drinkers are consuming the whole ground tea leaf rather than what is released when brewing, the health benefits that they get from regular tea differ greatly.
Tea leaves have been heavily studied and their health benefits stem heavily from key nutrients found within such as catechins (EGCG), carotene, vitamins C, A, B1, B12, calcium, iron and zinc. As soursop matcha uses the whole green tea leaf and soursop fruit (minus the seeds), it contains more concentrated levels of these nutrients, particularly those that are not water soluble.
For those that enjoy green tea for the potent polyphenols like EGCG, which have been lauded for everything from cancer prevention and weight loss to heart health, soursop matcha has been found to have 137 times more polyphenols compared to those released with brewed tea.
So Which is Healthier?
The choice is obvious. Soursop Matcha is the clear winner for a healthier beverage as it is a whole food rather than a steeped tea. Because drinkers consume the leaf and the fruit, they get more of everything that steeped tea has to offer. As an added benefit, tea drinkers who don’t enjoy the earthy flavour of steeped green tea may find The Soursop Tea and its rich, natural sweetness to be more palatable or have the option to mix with any beverage or smoothie. A truly versatile health boost!