So What Is This Matcha Thing Anyway? - Teaologists

So What Is This Matcha Thing Anyway?

by Drew Richardson July 03, 2015

So What Is This Matcha Thing Anyway?

At the moment, matcha is the kind of thing that’s “in” among the circles of healthy-living enthusiasts, vegetarians, vegans, and people who are trying to lose weight.

It hasn’t gone too deep yet, but it definitely has the potential to replace regular green tea and even coffee thanks to its awesome health benefits that are, suffice to say, unbeatable by either of those beverages.  

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If you wanna join the matcha revolution, time to do it now. Here’s what you need to know about the superhero of green teas (or should we say all teas?!)

Matcha is different from other green teas. In fact, it’s different from all other teas.

And the reason for that is not the fact that it’s powdered. It’s due to the fact that it’s grown differently. It has a lot of different health benefits as well.

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The best thing about drinking matcha tea regularly is probably the fact that it gives you what you need the most in this day and age – mental peace and mindfulness.

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The insane amount of chlorophyll, antioxidants and amino acids stored in matcha tea make it the most powerful disease-fighter your body has ever seen.

And it’s completely natural, so no side effects to worry about!

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It is also made differently than any other tea in the world, green or otherwise. Here is an easy, step-by-step process to make matcha tea.

Since matcha tea is powdered from stone-grinding tencha leaves, when you drink matcha, you consume the benefits of the entire leaves.

This is a much better way to “take in” the benefits than steeping tea bags into a cup of warm water. Basically, with matcha tea, you are not drinking an infusion, you are drinking whole leaves.

So obviously, your body gets way more nutrients than regular green tea because you are ingesting the goodness of the matcha leaves.  

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It’s a nuanced thing, this matcha tea. There are different grades of it, low-grade matcha and high-grade matcha, with significant differences in taste and flavour.

When you shop for it, take a close look at the colour of the tea. The brighter the green, the better the quality. Good quality is always very bright green in colour (think bottle green).

One good way to find out the quality of the matcha is to try a sample.You don’t have to spend a whole lot, you can order it from the comfort of your home and you can decide if it is really for you or not.

If you want to try a small sample of Japanese Ceremonial Grade matcha tea, Click here.

How to Spot Poor Quality Matcha 

Poor quality matcha is always of a faded green colour (think army green with tinges of yellow). Something like this:

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There are other ways to tell good matcha from bad, we’ll talk it about those in another blog very soon. For now, let’s talk about what matcha tea IS NOT:

Matcha is not something that you can expect to be better when it’s organic. It’s a green tea that must be grown in the shade. Trying to grow it organically will dull the flavour. 

Matcha is not a caffeine-rich drink. In a typical cup of coffee, you get about 100mg. of caffeine whereas in a bowl/cup of matcha, there’s only 25mg. of caffeine to quench your caffeine thirst.

BUT, if you want an energy boost that can keep you feeling active for at least 6 hours, matcha is a healthier choice than coffee.

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There’s a whole tea ceremony in the Japanese culture for drinking matcha. 
It’s not necessary that you perform the ceremony every time you feel like having a bowl of matcha tea. 
But it’s important that you enjoy every bowl of matcha you drink up, which you surely will. That much is guaranteed.
In the end, all we can say is, matcha tea is here to stay. 

Make your move towards matcha now.

Want to start your daily matcha habit? Grab your matcha and whisk now.

Not sure if it is for you yet? We understand. Here’s a sample pack you can try out first.

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