What is Matcha Tea?
Matcha tea, also known as green tea powder, is a type of Japanese green tea with a rich history and culture. Unlike other types of green tea, matcha is made using the entire leaf which gives it a unique flavor and set of health benefits. It can be consumed in many forms including drinks and desserts, as well as used in cooking to create various dishes. Matcha has become increasingly popular around the world due to its plant-based antioxidant content and its potential health benefits.
The Benefits of Matcha Tea for Your Overall Health & Well-Being
Matcha tea is not only is it delicious and refreshing, but it also has a variety of health benefits that make it an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being. Matcha green tea is made from high-quality organic matcha powder and is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds that can help boost your immune system, reduce inflammation, and even promote weight loss. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the amazing health benefits of matcha tea so you can decide if it’s right for you. It Increases metabolism, Matcha has been shown in studies to increase metabolic rates by 6.5% which is equivalent to 15-20% of the calories it contains being burnt off throughout the day. Because of this, your body will work harder and burn more calories throughout the day without you even putting in any effort!
A work out in a cup!
This is great news for those struggling with weight loss or trying to maintain their weight using willpower alone.Boosts energy levels and alertness. Matcha contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that can boost your energy levels as well as help you stay alert throughout the day.
Caffeine is found in tea as well as chocolate, coffee and many other sources. It can boost alertness, focus and concentration.
It improves bone health. A study conducted by the University of Maryland School of Medicine showed that green tea extract has a significant positive impact on bone health( Looking at you my 55+). In older adults. It is thought to be helpful in the prevention of cancer and promoting general health. The caffeine levels in green tea can make you feel more energetic and possibly increase weight loss. It is also thought to have benefits for skin, heart, respiratory system and immune system.
Make sure you find an organic matcha tea powder. Quality ingredients goes a long way with any recipe. Check your local grocery for best option or online. I've had luck with Sunfood Organic Matcha Powder
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Find the type of 'flavor' and caffeine content you desire.
Matcha is available in several different grades that range in color from light to dark depending on the amount of shading caused by the grinding method used. The deeper shades are typically more intense in flavor and caffeine content while lighter ones are more mellow and less intense .Blue (light): delicate, subtle flavor and low caffeine contentGreen: light/middle caffeine content; slightly sweet and grassy flavor"Green-tea type" (mid): green tea-like flavor with medium caffeine contentGreen-tea type dark: strong, rich green tea taste with high caffeine content.
How to Make Delicious Matcha at Home
Matcha can be used in a variety of recipes. We will keep it simple. A Matcha Tea Latte!
All it takes is a few simple steps and some quality matcha powder. So let’s get started and learn how to make a delicious matcha latte!
Ready for a Matcha tea latte that is delicious, healthy, easy to make at home. With just 5 simple steps, you can make a cup of matcha latte that tastes like it came from your favorite cafe. So grab your matcha powder, milk, and sweetener of choice and let's get started!
Yields 1 serving
1/2 tsp matcha powder,
6 oz of hot water ( 140F -175F) I use a temp gauge
1/4 cup milk of choice (we used almond)
2-3 drops of favorite natural flavor extract,
Sweetener of choice ( I used maple syrup)
( I use a whisk gadget, Kitchen gadgets are my only addiction)
In a medium 8 oz cup, whisk together the matcha powder and milk. Add in the flavor extract and whisk again. Pour into your favorite mug and top with sweetener. Enjoy!
Unlock the Power of Your Mind with a Spiritual Tea Ritual Using Matcha
A cup of match tea while meditating is a perfect reflection of our spiritual connection with the natural world.
We can experience the power of this connection through a spiritual tea ritual using matcha. Matcha, derived from green tea leaves, has numerous benefits that help us relax and restore our peace of mind. The unique ritual that accompanies this simple but powerful drink allows us to unlock its full potential and ground ourselves spiritually, in turn creating mental balance and relaxation both in body and in mind. With its calming effects as well as providing a sense of inner calmness, a spiritual tea ritual using matcha offers an invaluable tool for transforming our lives for the better.
Now for the magic.
"I’ve created a ritual for myself with my matcha tea in the morning. I take my time and make my cup, I water my plants( Yes, I talk to them), I light my candle, I say a prayer of thankfulness. I do my breathing exercises. I thoughtfully sip my tea.
I ask creator, “What would you have me do today?”