The Matcha Powder Mystery Revealed

July 01, 2018

The Matcha Powder Mystery Revealed

What is Matcha Powder?

Matcha powder is made from shade grown, stone ground green tea leaves. Buddhist monks have been using matcha green tea powder for centuries in their meditation practices, giving it a rich traditional and cultural history, especially in Japan - the matcha green tea capital! Nowadays, matcha green tea powder has become a modern staple. It’s beautiful earthy flavour is arguably one of the most versatile flavours and ingredients, from drinking matcha lattes to cooking sweet matcha tea desserts with! Its powdered form means there is no need to steep leaves, making it not only versatile but very convenient as well! Matcha green tea also has amazing benefits for your mind and your body, so if you haven’t tried matcha green tea powder yet, what are you waiting for?!

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Matcha Powders Many Health Benefits

Matcha green tea powder doesn’t just taste good, it is packed full of health benefits too. Here a few of the health benefits that Matcha green tea packs!

  • Boosts your metabolism, helping your body burn more calories
  • Detoxifies your body because matcha is high in chlorophyll and antioxidants like catechin.
  • Calms your mind and relaxes your body, while still giving you an energy boost.
  • Enhances your mood, memory and concentration due to the amino acid L-theanine found high levels in matcha green tea.
  • Fortifies the immune system due to antibiotic properties of the antioxidant catechin and high levels of vitamins such as vitamin C, A, Potassium, calcium and protein.
  • May lower cholesterol - studies show that those who drink Matcha green tea have lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels and men who drink Matcha green tea are less likely to develop heart disease!

 

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Use Matcha Powder to Make a Latte

Matcha lattes are a popular way to use matcha tea powder - and a really healthy and delicious replacement for your morning coffee (or in addition to your coffee)!

Matcha green tea lattes are also really easy to make! Follow the simple steps outlined below to make your own delicious matcha green tea latte at home…

  1. Add a big 1/2 - 1 teaspoon of Matcha Me matcha powder, depending on your taste.
  2. Add a little bit of hot water - enough to make the matcha into a wet paste-like mixture.
  3. Whisk the matcha green powder into a paste or thick syrup until all the powder has dissolved.
  4. Add warm frothy milk of your choice (soy milk is a personal favourite of ours)!

Tips:

  • If you like it sweet, you can add the sweetener of your choice to the matcha green tea powder before dissolving, or after you’ve finished making your matcha green tea latte.
  • To get the perfect paste, we recommend using one of our matcha whisks (chasen).
  • If you have a milk frother, we recommend adding the matcha green tea paste mixture into your milk while its frothing for best results.

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