Matcha Tea News
As unique and extraordinary as the name suggests, Matcha Tea has become increasingly popular in the western hemisphere alongside its better known cousin, green tea.
Matcha Green Tea Powder is in fact sourced from the green tea leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant but when it is steamed and air dried, Matcha Tea Powder is ground into a fine powder with every single element of the leaf used in the process. This in turn enables Matcha Tea to have all the Health Benefits of green tea, with the added bonus of a more potent source of antioxidants.
Its story begins in Japan with the first green tea seeds brought back from China by the Zen Monk Eisai in 1191 A.D. Eisai, who introduced the Zen philosophy to Japan, planted the seeds on the temple grounds of Kyoto and when they sprouted. He became the first person to grind and consume green tea leaves in powdered form.
Its consumption soon became entwined in the Zen philosophic culture with the likes of tea ceremonies to celebrate the profound beauty of simple things. The drinking of Matcha as the focal point of the tea ceremony was a perfect choice, as Matcha stimulates presence of mind, mental alertness and a calm, meditative state simultaneously.
We are continuing our ‘healthy January’ with Matcha Tea Benefits, a beverage that has been in the spotlight for some time now. Matcha Tea can help you lose weight. And there’s proof of it too. Yet before this new, amazing craze was sweeping the nation (and the entire world for that matter), Matcha Tea was a humble beverage with close Read more...
As you may have noticed, we previously prepared an article explaining what is Matcha Tea in this article. But growing demand on powder teas almost forced us to share more knowledge about Matcha. So meet our ultimate guide. Matcha Tea is it just another Type of Japanese Green Tea? Matcha is a specially manufactured tea that is ground into a very Read more...