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Tea before bed? Study suggests matcha can help with sleep

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Taking 2 grams of matcha green tea powder daily is found to help with sleep and cognitive ability. (Photo courtesy of Ito En)

TOKYO -- Powdered matcha green tea can improve the quality of sleep and partially enhance cognitive function, results from a Japanese clinical trial suggest.

The study was conducted jointly by Japanese tea company Ito En and local startup MCBI. The findings were first presented at an international conference held in the U.S.

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