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Get Our FRESH Merch & Apparel for Spring!

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Look good, feel GEMmy in our all-new apparel! We’ve been working hard to design some fresh styles to commemorate our 10-year anniversary, and we are SO thrilled to finally unveil our all-new GEM t-shirts, socks, hoodies and more, just for YOU!


#SHININGBRIGHT IN DALLAS FOR 10 WHOLE YEARS! READ OUR STORY.


NEW T-SHIRTS, HOODIES, SOCKS & MORE CUTE CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES!

Look fresh and Shine BRIGHTER this spring in our new men’s and women’s apparel, designed with the rainbow vibes we’re famous for (with a little added retro sparkle!). Original GEMs know our apparel is always made with 100% cotton and printed on only the most comfy threads. 

Refresh your wardrobe with some shiny new styles this season by ordering online or in-store at both of our locations. RUN, don’t walk to get your new merch! Supplies are limited and sure to go quickly!

 


Join Us Feb. 11th for a FREE IMMUNITY SHOT!

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We’re turning 10 years YOUNG this year, and to celebrate, we’re going all out! See what we’ve got in store as a special “thank you” to you, our wonderful, glowing GEMs!


#SHININGBRIGHT IN DALLAS FOR 10 WHOLE YEARS! READ OUR STORY.


Giving this wonderful community of ours a place to #ShineBrighter has been our mission since opening our doors in 2012—and we’re thrilled to be embarking on our TENTH year of business, still committed to being your source for organic goodness and disco happiness. 

To celebrate our big anniversary, join us for a FREE IMMUNITY SHOT ON Friday, February 11th at both our locations, where we’ll be giving out complimentary shots to ALL GEM CUSTOMERS! 

Help us spread the word by sharing this with a friend, and tag us in your social media posts! 

#TheGEMTurns10 #CheersTo10Years 


What is Matcha?

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Matcha is the super power of all green teas. It has so many incredible benefits–so much so that it should find its way into your daily routine. Your health can’t afford not to consume this incredible emerald liquid.

So, what is matcha? Matcha tea is a finely ground green tea powder. Matcha’s super high-quality tea leaves remain covered from sunlight for 20 days before picking to accentuate the color and enrich the amino acid content. These rich green leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder, in a way that keeps oxidation to an absolute minimum.

What makes matcha so special? First, you consume the whole tea leaf, not just water brewed tea leaves. It is the equivalent of 10 cups of brewed green tea! Second, because it isn’t oxidized at all, all of the antioxidants and rich chlorophyll in the leaf remain.

Matcha gives you the following benefits:

  1. Antiaging free radical fighter. The ability of matcha to absorb free radicals (the ORAC value) is one of the highest in the super-food realm, at about 1,348 units per serving. This is one bad ass antioxidant to keep you forever young.
  2. CANCER HATER. This is the one I love:  Matcha is especially high in an antioxidant called EGCG. Matcha has up to 137 times the amount of EGCG as other infused green teas. This particular antioxidant has shown promising results in helping fight against HIV, cancer and many other disorders and diseases.
  3. Metabolism booster. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that matcha helped with metabolism rate, which holds promise for faster fat loss.
  4. Keep calm and carry on with a spring in your step. Matcha plays both sides of the fence when it comes to energy. One study found that matcha had a relaxing effect without causing drowsiness. This calming effect is strangely coupled with an energy lift from caffeine and other elements from the tea leaf. Coffee can cause the jitters and a caffeine high with a crash afterwards. Matcha, while still containing caffeine, tends to cause a more even, long-term energy rise. Plus, with all of those healthy antioxidants, it is a great way to fight against disease and cancer.

KNOW BEFORE YOU BUY. As with all teas, quality is super important. And cheaper is definitely not better. You want to purchase your tea from an importer who moves through their stock so that you get the freshest product. It is interesting to note that all tea comes from the same plant. The quality just depends on the region and processing method.

How to make it? Use a teaspoon of the magic green powder in a bowl with a third of a cup of hot water heated to just less than a boil. Then mix it with a bamboo whisk (or a latte whip) and you are ready to go.

Get creative. Use matcha in smoothies and salad dressings. Just up at The GEM, a chopped veggie salad with a spicy matcha vinaigrette. Super umami (that’s yummy in Japanese)!

For more information, read Dr. Weil’s article on buying green tea.