Embracing the Green Elixir: A Nurturing Guide to Organic Matcha Powder

3 June 2024 

In the bustling aisles of organic whole foods stores across Australia, amidst the kaleidoscope of superfoods and wellness elixirs, there stands a humble yet powerful green gem: organic matcha powder. As you browse the shelves, perhaps your eyes catch its vibrant hue, or you find yourself drawn to its nurturing properties. At GPA Wholefoods, we stock the organic matcha powder Australia loves right here on our website. Read on to learn about matcha — and how you can get your hands on some from our very own Thankfully Nourished.

Thankfully Nourished: Grown in Japan; Lovingly Shipped to Australia

Grown in the volcanic, mineral-rich soil of the Japanese island of Kyushu, our organic matcha powder is a testament to the harmonious relationship between humans and the earth. At GPA Wholefoods, we are fortunate to have access to Kyushu’s finest organic matcha powder, which you can find under the label of our sister store: Thankfully Nourished. Whether you want the powder straight or as part of a full matcha kit, we have the premium, stone-ground matcha you need to feel revitalised and relaxed.

What sets organic matcha powder apart from its counterparts? It’s more than the mere absence of synthetic pesticides and harmful chemicals. With each sip of organic matcha, you’re not just nourishing your body; you’re nourishing your mind. A tradition rooted in mindfulness, sipping matcha brings a feeling of serene alertness that no other beverage can emulate. It sharpens your focus like a cup of coffee does, yet relaxes you in the style of chamomile.

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Now, let’s explore the nurturing benefits of this green treasure. Beyond its exquisite taste and captivating aroma, matcha is a powerhouse of antioxidants, amino acids, flavonoids, and polyphenols. Most notably, it is rich in L-theanine: an amino acid that has been associated with not only reduced cortisol levels but also the promotion of calming alpha waves in the brain. Moreover, L-theanine slows caffeine absorption — and in practice, this means you can enjoy a sustained, six-hour period of alertness rather than a caffeine crash after three hours à la coffee.

Besides reducing stress and allowing for more sustained caffeination, matcha also contains the following beneficial properties:


Catechins are common in cocoa, berries, and tea — and because matcha powder is ground green tea leaves, it should come as no surprise that you’ll catch many catechins in it. These beneficial flavonoids regulate blood pressure, assist with weight loss, and prevent disease.


In general, the flavonoids in matcha powder have an anti-inflammatory effect, preventing cell oxidisation, as well as cardiovascular, diabetic, or cancerous diseases. If you drink a lot of tea or follow a plant-based diet, you’ll have flavonoids in spades.


Polyphenols, which also enrich tea and many plant-based foods, assist with cardiovascular health, regulate blood sugar and blood pressure, boost circulation, and reduce chronic blood vessel inflammation.


Chlorophyll is the compound that colours plants and algae green. It is naturally present in green-as-green matcha powder, offering a host of benefits for the body, including protected and detoxified skin.

Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG)

Matcha also is rich in EGCG: a powerful antioxidant with proven therapeutic applications. So far, it’s shown promise in treating disorders as serious as cancer. Though it’s by no means a medicine, the EGCG-potent matcha could well match apples in its efficiency in keeping the doctor away. At the very least, it certainly can’t hurt to take in its green goodness often.

Go Green With GPA Wholefoods

In this fast-paced world, let’s not forget to nourish ourselves with the simple pleasures that nature provides. So, dear friends, we invite you to embrace the green elixir and experience the nurturing embrace of organic matcha powder. Whether you’re starting your day with a morning ritual or seeking a moment of respite in the afternoon, let matcha powder by Thankfully Nourished rejuvenate your body and mind. Visit GPA Wholefoods online today and embark on your journey to wellness, one sip at a time.

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