Everything about the Matcha

Matcha is a green tea powder that has been an integral part of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies since the 12th century. The best quality matcha leaves grow only in Japan. 20 days before harvesting the bushes are packed to protect them from direct sunlight. At this time, the level of chlorophyll in the leaves increases, the plant gets a darker color, the amount of amino acids increases, and that is why matcha tea has a relaxing and reviving effect at the same time. Hand-painted bowl, bamboo sticks for dosing and chasen (bamboo whisk) are an integral part of the ceremony.

Matcha contains ten times more antioxidants than regular green tea.

It accelerates metabolism and burns calories at the same time. According to the latest researches, it is possible to burn an additional 10% to 40% of calories after taking  matcha. The physical endurance of the organism increases by 24%.

It contains almost no calories. Effective in detox.

It calms the mind and body, but at the same time improves mood, increases energy, helps us to concentrate.

It is rich in dietary fibers, chlorophyll and vitamins, including vitamin C, ferrum, etc.

Matcha reduces cholesterol and sugar levels in blood.

The highest quality matcha has a fresh green color. It can be taken both hot and cold. It is also used in cooking.

To prepare 1 cup of tea, add ½ -1 teaspoon of matcha powder, pour a little water, the water temperature should not exceed 80 degrees. Stir with a whisk or spoon, add hot water, and stir well. It is best to take matcha in the first half of the day.

Matcha latte is prepared as follows: solve ½ -1 tsp matcha in about 1-2 tbs hot water, whisk well. Prepare cold or hot vegetable milk, such as almonds in a glass, pour the matcha concentrate and mix well.