The Queen of Green Teas is here to stay
Last week we shared a recipe for Matcha Green Tea popsicles and our Alex even wrote a blog on herbal teas, so we thought it was time to talk about the queen of teas – Matcha.
Matcha Green Tea
Green tea stayed in the Middle-East until the late 1900’s because the delicate leaves were not able to make the long passage across the sea like black tea.
It’s normal nowadays to regularly drink green tea or find green tea on a cafe menu, although it’s super charged cousin, Matcha Green Tea is still to go mainstream.
Matcha Green Tea is said to harness the power of 10 cups of regular green tea.
The light green Matcha powder has been used in Tea drinking ceremonies in Japan for centuries, and is famous for it’s heightened powers. The whole tea leaf is crushed into a powder, meaning you take on all the properties of the leaves including chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the plant nutrient from the leaf, including the green pigment and algae. These nutrients are said to fight cancer, improve weight loss, build healthy blood, are anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.
Is Matcha Green Tea good for you?
The above claims are big claims, so is Matcha Green tea powder up to the task? In short, yes.
Drinking a cup of Matcha Green Tea every day will fill your body with much needed antioxidants and helps to detox the body of chemical and metals.
The tea also provides a feeling of well being and calmness, while giving you energy and brain clarity. However, it is wise not to consume too much as side effects of Matcha tea include headaches, insomnia, irritability and heartburn.
How to make Matcha Green tea
As the tea comes in powdered form, making a cup of Matcha green tea is not as simple as popping a teabag into a cup and pouring boiling water over it. To make a cup of Matcha green tea, you need a small whisk, a bamboo whisk is favoured, and after pouring your boiling water over the green tea powder, you whisk and stir the green tea into a frothy drink.
It is also possible to make a Matcha Green Tea Latte, by stirring the powder into warm milk and whisking in the same way as with boiling water.
However you choose to enjoy your Matcha green tea, we hope you are soon reaping the benefits.