Matcha Tea is made from milled Green Tea Leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant which are steamed and air dried. Originating from Japan, this tea has taken the world by storm and it has been used for baking, smoothies, juices and even chocolate bars due its natural sweet flavour and the huge amount of Matcha Tea Health Benefits.
We know that Green Tea is good for you but when brewing it we take out the leaves, the main source of vitamins and minerals. Because Matcha tea is a powder so we ingest all the goodness.
Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea
The Matcha Green Tea Powder contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids called catechins - a type of antioxidant. And because Matcha Tea Powder is made from the whole leaf, it is a more potent source of antioxidants than standard green tea, Studies have shown that Matcha Green Tea has three times more goodness than Green Tea.
It also contains the amino acid- L-Theanine which has been shown to improve learning performance promote and concentration while support a healthy immune system. When L-Theanine is combined with the natural caffeine found in Green Tea, it releases energy at a slow, consistent rate allowing the drinker to feel focused and alert for hours, without a coffee like crash.
Due to the high amounts of caffeine, Matcha tea benefits also include speeding up the metabolism as well as the effect that that green tea has on the bodies thermogenesis - the rate it burns calories and the in fact that this has on calorie burning and fat oxidisation upon exercising! You can find Green Tea and Matcha Powder in many weight loss and detox supplements.
How to Make Matcha Green Tea
- The traditional way to drink Matcha Tea is by whisking a small amount into hot water using a bamboo Matcha Whisk and serving in a bowl. This makes a smooth and frothy drink with a natural sweetness that isn't bitter or harsh.
- Add a scoop of Matcha to your bowl (½ a tea spoon full).
- Add a small amount of warm water- not boiling you'll burn the leaves.
- Whisk it using a traditional bamboo Matcha Tea Whisk or and electric hand held whisk until frothy.
Matcha Green Teas we Recommend
Are you a mint tea drinker, if so you will love our Peppermint Matcha Tea or maybe a little spice in your tea with our Bombay Chai Matcha Tea or treat yourself to our Organic Yerba Mate Matcha Tea