Matcha Powder tea — is an unique type of green tea very popular in Japan. This is precious, light-green powder that is whisked with hot water in a bowl or cup to make a foamy beverage.
Matcha tea is that kind of tea in which the whole leaf is using. All tea leaves are the best quality
and treated with great care. That way rich-flavored enjoyable drink, matcha tea, brings much more healthful compounds than other kinds of green tea.
Being an excellent source of trace minerals and vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, and K), Matcha tea is also rich in catechin polyphenols (EGCG) — high antioxidant activity compounds. These compounds help to protect the body from many kinds of cancer, prevent cardiovascular diseases and slow the aging process. They also reduce harmful cholesterol in the blood, stabilize blood sugar levels, stabilize high blood pressure and increase the resistance power of the body to numerous toxins. The most important polyphenol in matcha is EGCG (epigallo-catechin gallate), which is the subject of many medical studies. Exactly EGCG is a powerful antioxidant, about 30-80 times more strong than vitamins C and E.
Matcha tea is able to burn fat, has a significant amount of dietary fiber and practically no calories.
How to use Matcha tea?
Matcha is suitable for making different tea beverages (e.g. iced tea, pure tea, fruit tea, milk tea) as basic raw material or as food additive for cakes, candies, chocolate, cookies etc.:
- using a bamboo tea scooper or small spoon, place 1 1/2 to 2 tea scoops of matcha into the tea bowl or cup, or measure out a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful. Adjust the amount of matcha powder according your taste;
- add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of hot water. Amount of water can be adjusted to your preferences.
Matcha can be used for face massage. After washing the face, dip some water and take some green tea powder by hands, then tenderly pat all parts of the face for some time. After massaging wash face by clean water. Tannin ingredients that contained in green tea, have function of contractive the skin and will strength skin membrane slowing the process of fading and aging.
Matcha is 100% natural, organic green tea originated in Japan and because the entire leaf is ground down to form a fine powder, it is the most concentrated green tea in the world. Matcha, as a form of powdered tea, first appeared in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Freshly picked tea leaves were steamed […]