Scientific researches: what does science say about matcha?

Japanese landscape of matcha green tea plantation

At The Zen Tea Co. we take our mission seriously, that is why we want to share with your the sources and the studies that demonstrate the benefits of matcha. Here's the list:


1. "Acute effects of tea constituents L-theanine, caffeine, and epigallocatechin gallate on cognitive function and mood: a systematic review and meta-analysis”, Nutrition Reviews. 2014 Aug;72(8):507-22,

2. “The effects of L-theanine on alpha-band oscillatory brain activity during a visuo-spatial attention task” Brain Topogr. 2009 Jun;22(1):44-51,

3. "A double-blind, placebo-controlled study evaluating the effects of caffeine and L-theanine both alone and in combination on cerebral blood flow, cognition and mood”, Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2015 Jul;232(14):2563-76,

4. “Acute effects of tea consumption on attention and mood”, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 98, Issue 6, 1 December 2013,

5. "Green tea effects on cognition, mood and human brain function: A systematic review”, Phytomedicine. 2017 Oct 15;34:26-37,

6. “Green tea extract enhances parieto-frontal connectivity during working memory processing”, Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Oct;231(19):3879-88,

7. “An intervention study on the effect of matcha tea, in drink and snack bar formats, on mood and cognitive performance”, Food Research Int. 2017 Sep;99(Pt 1):72-83,

8. “Determination of catechins in matcha green tea by micellar electrokinetic chromatography”, Journal of Chromatography A. 2003 Sep 5;1011(1-2):173-80,

9. "The Powdering Process with a Set of Ceramic Mills for Green Tea Promoted Catechin Extraction and the ROS Inhibition Effect”, “Molecules” 2016, 21(4), 474; 

10. “Catechin- and caffeine-rich teas for control of body weight in humans”, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 98, Issue 6, 1 December 2013, 

11. “The Effects of Green Tea Consumption and Resistance Training on Body Composition and Resting Metabolic Rate in Overweight or Obese Women”, Journal of Medicinal FoodVol. 16, No. 2, 

12. “Epigallocatechin-3-gallate Increases the Expression of Genes Related to Fat Oxidation in the Skeletal Muscle of High Fat-Fed Mice.” “Food & Function” 2011,

13. “The effects of the aqueous extract and residue of Matcha on the antioxidant status and lipid and glucose levels in mice fed a high-fat diet.”. “Food & Function” 2016 Jan;7(1):294-300, 

14. “Chemoprevention of human prostate cancer by oral administration of green tea catechins in volunteers with high-grade prostate intraepithelial neoplasia: a preliminary report from a one-year proof-of-principle study”, “Cancer Research” 2006; 66:1234–40, 

15. “Metabolic consequences of LDHA inhibition by epigallocatechin gallate and oxamate in MIA PaCa-2 pancreatic cancer cells”, "Metabolomics”, 

16. “Differential prooxidative effects of the green tea polyphenol, (–)‐epigallocatechin‐3‐gallate, in normal and oral cancer cells are related to differences in sirtuin 3 signaling”, “Molecular Nutrition and Food Research”, 

17. “Prospective cohort study of tea consumption and risk of digestive system cancers: results from the Shanghai Women’s Health Study”, “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, Volume 96, Issue 5, 1 November 2012, 

18. “Green tea consumption and mortality due to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and all causes in Japan: the Ohsaki study”, JAMA. 2006 Sep 13;296(10):1255-65, 

19.“Association of green tea consumption with mortality due to all causes and major causes of death in a Japanese population: the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study (JPHC Study)”, "Annals of Epidemiology” 2015 Jul;25(7):512-518.e3. 

20. “The Impact of Green Tea and Coffee Consumption on the Reduced Risk of Stroke Incidence in Japanese Population”, “Stroke” 2013, 

21. “Prevention of abdominal aortic aneurysm progression by oral administration of green tea polyphenol in a rat model”, “Journal of Vascular Surgery” 2016, 

22. “Tea and bone health: steps forward in translational nutrition”, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 98, Issue 6, 1 December 2013,