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About Matcha tea
Matcha tea is a green tea powder made from ground tea leaves. This tea is very popular worldwide because of the numerous benefits it provides.
Matcha tea powder is made using the entire leaf of the Camellia sinensis plant, which is dried and ground to obtain its delicate powder. Japanese matcha tea is usually sold as packaged tea as, otherwise, it may lose its properties and benefits
To prepare it, we can use a wide range of recipes that enhance all its taste and allow you to maximize its properties.
Origin of Matcha tea
The word “matcha” comes from Japanese: “ma” is translated as “grated” or “ground”, and “cha” means tea.
The practice of preparing and consuming powdered tea was first popularized in China in around the 10th century.
In the 11th century, Chinese methods of making powdered tea were brought to Japan.
Though the powdered tea was gradually forgotten in China, in Japan it continued to improve the process of its preparation and maximize its beneficial properties.
Matcha tea can be consumed both warm and cold, by its own or with some accompaniments like almond milk or honey sweetener. The tea may also be used in cold drinks like smoothies, cocktails and mixed into different sweets.
What most distinguishes matcha tea from other green teas is that tea leaves, grown for the matcha, are covered in the shade for up to 20 days prior to harvest to shade the leaves. In this way, the plant gets protected from direct sunlight which provokes the overproduction of chlorophyll, that contributes to the bright green color of Matcha tea. Besides, it also leads to an increase of L-theanine, an amino acid, which is believed to give the drink its deep umami aroma and that soothing property.
The best matcha tea comes from Japan and the most popular regions of growing matcha tea are in the southern half of the country.
What are the Health Benefits of Matcha Tea
Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regular brewed green tea.
- Increases metabolism and burns calories enhancing weight loss
- Calms the mind, soothes nerves, relaxes the body, improves sleep
- Enhances mood, improves attention and memory
- Detoxifies body effectively and naturally
- Supports immune system
- Provides vitamin C, chromium, selenium, zinc and also magnesium
- Reduces cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Matcha tea is an easy and tasty way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet.
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