What You Need to Know About Matcha Green Tea

Feb 11, 2013
Sidney Yang

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When we talk of green tea, we think primarily about Japan, which hosts many varieties, as well as being one of the largest producers. Matcha is one the most interesting Japanese green teas because all the nutrients are retained in the drink during preparation. The

Matcha is a type of powdered green tea obtained from grinding the tea leaves. This fine powder makes this unique and quality tea a far superior product compared to standard green teas. Matcha is very famous in Japan and is often used for the Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha is more than a drink. It is a popular flavor that you can use for preparations such as cookies and cakes, seasoning tempura (assorted donuts both very tasty and easily digestible). You can also use it as a flavoring for ice cream.

Here are several recipes using Matcha tea powder as a main component:

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Matcha tea has many benefits 

First, Matcha green tea is incomparable as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are natural chemical compounds that slow down the progression of aging. Fruits and vegetables, such as pomegranates and blueberries, are universally known for their antioxidant qualities. However, Matcha tea outperforms these products by far. Surprisingly, this is not due to an improved chemical or artificial enrichment process. To be more accurate, matcha tea contains a powerful and rare antioxidant known as catechin, which is nowhere present in such high concentration. A daily dose of catechin can certainly help to restore the body’s natural balance and well-being. Even if you’re not ready to embark on a grueling workout regime, Matcha green tea still provides natural resources and healthy energy that lasts long and dissipates without leaving a trace in the organism. In the end, the Matcha green tea contains theanine, which helps to relieve tension. Beyond all of these considerations, Matcha is primarily a tea, which has a great relaxing effect on those who drink it!

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