Matcha green tea is an integral part of my daily routine. I need 2 cups of matcha tea daily. This tea has become my morning energising beverage replacing espresso and coffee from my life. With multiple benefits, matcha green tea boasts of interesting facts that will persuade you to give up your coffee for a matcha whisk!
Seven fascinating facts about matcha green tea:
Matcha is Green Tea at its best: Matcha green tea is popular for its higher number of antioxidants along with low-calorie content. In fact, it is great for physical well-being and overall satisfaction. But did you know that, unlike other green teas, the entire tea leaves are consumed in case of matcha? The only difference being, the tea leaves are ground into a powder form, in the case of matcha. So, when one consumes this tea made out of matcha green tea powder, the consumption of antioxidants is much higher. The American Tea Room matcha fact sheet says - when matcha tea is incorporated as part of your daily routine; you consume 10 to 15 times more nutrients than regular tea.
Matcha is Versatile: the traditional way to enjoy matcha is to whisk it in warm water till it starts to froth. However, there are many other ways by which one can enjoy this popular drink. You can go for matcha tea cookies, smoothies, shakes, muffins, ice-creams and even pancakes.
Matcha is an Ancient Tradition: a 900-year-old tradition, matcha green tea was enjoyed in Japan by royalties, nobles, samurais and Buddhist monks. The Japanese matcha tea ceremony is popular the world over.
True Matcha is Rare: high quality and authentic matcha is produced only in Japan. The four prominent areas in Japan, where this tea is cultivated include Uji/Kyoto, Shizuoka, Nishio and Sayama.
Matcha is Delicate and sensitive: this tea is sensitive to heat and light. Hence, you need to store the loose matcha tea powder in a proper way. I, generally store it in the fridge in a container that is opaque (so that heat and light cannot enter) in order to preserve the antioxidants.
Matcha without cow’s milk: as per German researchers, cow’s milk tend to bind itself to the catechins present in matcha green tea, thereby slowing down the absorption process. Hence, use soy, almond or rice milk instead of dairy milk when you are making this tea.
Matcha is often referred to as the “Wonder Drink”: matcha green tea is called the ultimate “wonder drink” by researchers for its multiple benefits. The antioxidants present in this tea, along with caffeine keeps the chemicals in your bloodstream in control. This tea also boasts of amino acids, protein, potassium, calcium, and vitamins A and C.
A storehouse of satisfaction and performance, matcha green tea is a must have in your daily life. Go and grab your cup today!
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