Curious about this powerful green tea? Here’s what you need to know!
If you’re looking to kick coffee to the curb, you may have already looked into matcha, a powdered green tea product. Matcha is a popular alternative to coffees and teas and can be prepared many different ways. Plus, it’s delicious! Here’s what you need to know about matcha.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a high-quality green tea that is ground into powder form. Popular in tea drinks, lattes, cooking, and baking alike, matcha is a well-respected ceremonial drink in many parts of Japan. Matcha is a wonderful alternative to other teas or coffees, but still gives you a bit of a boost in your morning. It also has many benefits, from boosting your brain function, to promoting heart health.
What are the Benefits of Drinking Matcha?
Matcha has many healthy benefits. In addition to it boosting your brain function and clarity, and promoting a healthy heart, matcha can also help you regulate your weight and keep your liver health in check. It’s also a potent source of much-needed antioxidants. Matcha powder is also an incredibly versatile ingredient. Ceremonial grade matcha powder, which is likely the most popular on the market, can be prepared many different ways to best suit your tastes and your unique lifestyle.
Different Ways to Drink Matcha
There are so many different ways to enjoy matcha powder. From a simple iced matcha tea-- prepared by steeping the matcha in hot water and whisking before pouring over ice—to a matcha latte—with frothed milk over top—matcha is one of the most versatile drinks out there!
You can also sweeten things up by making a “matcha affogato” by pouring the prepared tea over a couple scoops of your favorite ice cream!
Our Favorite Quote
“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” – Lin Yutang