It seems like everywhere you turn, each “caramel macchiato” order is now matched by its “green tea matcha latte” counterpart. Some cafes have even begun centering their entire food and beverage menus around this unique ingredient. Matcha cake, matcha pudding, matcha noodles— you name it. However, apart from its bright physical features and distinct taste, matcha has largely become associated with health and wellness. It has established itself as a natural and trendy green tea that brings with it a mysterious myriad of benefits. But, how valid is this assumption? Is matcha green tea really good for you? We clarify fact and fiction below.