May 11, 2021 It's a beautiful day!
I'm having a cup of Matcha latte from a cute tea shop in Haddon Township, New Jersey. Let's talk a little bit about Matcha, my passion.
WHAT IS MATCHA?
Matcha is a powdered type of Japanese green tea. Matcha is made by grinding only the youngest tea leaves to give it a bright green color and then the whole leaves will be fully consumed. This is totally different from regular green tea where the leaves are just infused in boiling water for a certain amount of time, and then be removed. For that reasons, matcha is proven to provide greater health benefits than regular green tea.
The process to grow matcha is meticulously done to yield the finest matcha.
Matcha production process:
- Matcha is made from the same plants as most other teas like black, green or oolong. However, the uniqueness of how matcha is grown, harvested and consumed are the factors that set matcha apart from others.
- Matcha leaves are grown and kept under shade so it can deliver full amount of nutrient, as well as maxing out the amounts of antioxidants and amino acid.
- After harvesting completely by hands, matcha will be ground by granite stone in approximately an hour. Even though the griding process takes an hour to finish, it only yields 40 grams at a time.
Only 40g of matcha powder are being made in one hour. Matcha Green Tea Delivers Real Health Benefits.
Are you wondering how beneficial it is to our health that makes it that special? Study has shown a variety of benefits of matcha to our body, both physically and mentally.
Matcha is rich in catechins, a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. Matcha powder has many anti-inflammatory properties*, especially EGCG that may help protect the liver. Boosts brain function. May help prevent cancer. May promote heart health. Boosts metabolism and burns calories that helps you lose weight...
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