Matcha Tea has become well known for it’s amazing health benefits and properties.
Be it in the hands of Kim Kardashian on Instagram or added into your local cafes menu, Matcha Tea it has pushed green tea out of the way to steal the crown of most powerful health drink.
Matcha has been proven to deliver three times the benefits of plain green tea.
So what is Matcha?
Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea. It is different to green tea as it is grown and processed differently and uses the whole leaf as opposed to straining the leaves away before consumption. The leaves are grown in the shade as this produces more theanine and caffeine. It is then processed and ground down in its whole form to produce the electric green powder we all know and love.
While green tea and matcha may technically be the same (as it is from the same plant), because of the way it is grown to produce more antioxidants and is ground down and consumed, you attain more benefits than just plain green tea.
- Green tea can only be absorbed so much into the water you brew it in and then you discard the tea leaves, whereas matcha dissolves into the water and you consume all of it’s available health benefits in just one cup.
- Matcha saves you time, instead of drinking 2-3 cups of green tea a day, you can get the same amount of antioxidants, nutrients and health benefits from just one single cup of matcha!
- Research has shown that the health benefits of matcha compared to green tea in regards to weight loss, sees matcha coming out on top. It has more fat burning properties and can help to speed up your metabolism.
What are the benefits of matcha?
If losing weight is your primary goal, then matcha is the way to go. It has no calories and can increase your body’s metabolism, meaning it can burn more calories at rest than before. As well as weight loss, matcha also aids to help your body detox.
Matcha can improve your heart health, in a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, results found regular consumption of matcha powder was also associated with lower blood pressure and a decreased risk of stroke.
The high amount of antioxidants in matcha help prevent numerous diseases such as cancers and heart disease while increasing your focus and relaxing your mind!
And matcha can be consumed in so many ways, instead of just drinking it in your morning brew, you can add to your favourite healthy meals to increase their health benefits! Our favourite recipes with matcha are these Coconut and Matcha Pancakes, Matcha Smoothie and Chocolate Matcha Truffles.
Matcha can be expensive in your local cafe, but if you stock up, you can create inexpensive meals and drinks at home. Our Matcha Tea Powder has up to 90 serves and is 100% organic. To serve up as a beverage, take ½ teaspoon of matcha powder, whisk or briskly stir with hot water until you start to see froth and make sure there are no clumps left!