For a month , i’ve been drinking matcha tea 3 times a week, and thanks to matchasource.com website and lovely wikipedia , I can talk to you about the health benefits of matcha tea and my impressions about it !
So Let me introduce you what is the matcha tea and its health benefits
What is the matcha tea ?
“Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It’s special in two aspects of farming and processing: The green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for about three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed in processing [..] Matcha is made from shade-grown tea leaves also used to make gyokuro. The preparation of matcha starts several weeks before harvest and can last up to 20 days, when the tea bushes are covered to prevent direct sunlight […] It can take up to one hour to grind 30 grams of matcha !” wikipedia.com
I had no pure explanation , to tell you how it is made , that’s why I quoted the definition and what is this tea !
The benefits of matcha tea ?
- Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
AN ANTIOXIDANT POWERHOUSE
To be honest , I didn’t like it first , I would put too much powder and it would taste like spinach , when you drink it would still be powdery in your mouth , very disagreeable. For a cup you need to put one tablespoon of Matcha then warm water , toss it, and its ready to consume ! For the weird taste I put one lemon tea bag in my matcha cup and it would taste good !!! I advice you to put whatever you like as tea so you could drink it. PLUS , put a little less than 1 tablespoon in your cup because at the end of your beverage it would taste very powdery , either this or you can add some water at the end to get extra matcha 😉 !
Moreover , Matcha powder is very sensitive to light , it would ruin it if you don’t protect it from the day light, plus to conserve the powder put it in your freezer (Japanese people do that).
WHERE TO BUY ?
They are many “fake” Matcha tea , so I advice you to buy only organic ones. Plus , the price is expensive , I paid 9€ for 50g.
I just wrote “Matcha tea” , I found bunch of websites so I guess you can find it everywhere. I suggest you to look on the Matchasource website (here) for more info plus they sell their one Matcha tea ! 🙂
Have you ever tried Matcha ? Did you like it ?