Matcha

History of Matcha Green Tea

Matcha really means “powdered tea”. When you drink matcha tea, it is basically drinking the leaves but instead of being whole, it is grinded into a powder form.  It is then mixed with specifically a bamboo whisk and water.  In Japan there are usually ceremonies to drink the matcha tea and this has been happening for over 900 years.

Matcha tea ceremony

Video for Matcha tea

Benefits of Matcha Tea

  • High in antioxidants
  • Supports metabolism
  • Weight loss
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Fights cholesterol
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Useful for treating gastrointestinal problems
  • Prevents cancer
  • Enhances mood
  • Improves mind and focus

Luckily, not only does matcha come in the powdered form but it is also available in capsule form and tea bags too.  One thing to note about Matcha is that, it contains caffeine therefore persons who are sensitive to caffeine should not use it.

The first time I had matcha, it was in the form of a latte and I truthfully disliked it but now I drink it every day in the tea bags and I prefer the taste.  For me, I found it has been helping with my digestion and energy levels.  You should give it a try 😉

 

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