Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan, used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in a great variety of recipes, such as smoothies, yoghurt, ice cream or iced beverages. Matcha is unique to Japan and has been celebrated in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies for hundreds of years.
Matcha is a true powerhouse- rich in nutrients, anti-oxidants and chlorophyll. It provides about 10x more nutritional value and anti-oxidant content than regular green tea. The health benefits are impressive and have been documented in a plethora of studies. Matcha contains L-theanine, known to enhance the mood and relax the mind. Buddhist monks drink matcha before meditation to help them to a sustained alertness over time.
Matcha tea offers more than 120x the anti-oxidants than green tea in bags, including catechins, a very potent class of anti-oxidants. The catechin EGCg has proven powerful cancer fighting properties and counteract the effects of free radicals in our bodies. Also, matcha tea…
- Boosts Metabolism
- Burns Calories
- Calms and Relaxes
- Enhances Mood
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Lowers Blood Sugar
Prepared in the traditional Japanese style, stone-ground matcha is whisked with below boiling water resulting in a full-bodied green tea. For this, ceremonial matcha tea is used. Culinary matcha tea provides a much subtler taste and is used to prepare smoothies, lattes, savory sauces, pastry and much more…There are many ways to enjoy matcha tea, here is a quick way to prepare matcha iced tea.
Iced Matcha Tea
2 tsp matcha (culinary is ok)
Fresh filtered water
Lime or Ginger
Stevia or Honey
Scoop the matcha into a martini shaker, fill with ice cubes and fresh filtered water. Add slices of lime or ginger, and stevia or honey to taste. Shake! Pour over ice into a chilled glass.
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