Some of the amazing health benefits of Living Qi matcha green tea are due to the fact that you are consuming the entire tea leaf when you drink it, thereby getting valuable nutrients and fiber that are often thrown out with a tea bag. Often the tea in tea bags is of questionable quality. Many times the leaf tips are used, which have low nutritional value and low levels of antioxidants. Living Qi matcha uses the fresh new tea leaves that appear in early spring. These early spring tea leaves are filled with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and even some protein. Plus, when you ingest the matcha you get the health benefits of fiber as well.