Matcha Green Tea Powder
Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Using matcha powder you consume more leave nutrients, which leads to more benefits comparing with stepped tea leaves.
Tea-powdering is believed to have originated in China in 9 – 10 century. Later the farming techniques for matcha were refined and perfected over several centuries in Japan. Preparing Japanese matcha is an intricate process which has been part of Japanese culture for nearly 800 years.
Matcha has a smooth vegetal, and slightly bitter taste, with notes of sweetness and umami. The green powder can be prepeared as tea or added to lattes and smoothies.
- High nutrition value
- Energy boost
- Can increase productivity and focus
- Can reduce stress levels and anxiety
- Can help fight cancer
- May help to support liver
- Makes your skin glow
- Loosing weight
How to prepare matcha
Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into a cup and add a splash of hot but not boiling water.
Mix thoroughly with a spoon or whisker to remove lumps of matcha. when your concentrated matcha is nice and even you can either fill the glass with water.
Start the same way as preparing matcha tea. When the paste is even prepare the milk by warming it in a small saucepan and pour into the cup until nearly full. Use a whisk or a fork to mix the paste and milk together until smooth and light green in colour.
Matcha iced lette
Prepare the same way as matcha latte, but use cold milk and ice cubes instead of hot milk, whisk it or shake it in the shaker.
Matcha in the shakes or smoothies
Add matcha powder to your shakes or smoothies to enrich the flavour and boost nutrition value.
When it’s best time to drink matcha
Have your cup of matcha first thing in the morning. It provides an excellent caffeine boost and helps you stay alert. It is great to have with breakfast so you start your day feeling energised.
Use matcha powder in your protein shake or smoothie to have extra energy boost and motivation
A cup of matcha may help fix that heavy and sleepy feeling you get after eating a meal.
If you like matcha, feel free to enjoy any time of the day!
|Energy (kcal/kJ)||394 Kcal / 1650 kJ|
|Carbohydrates||48.5 g (sugar:1.5g)|
|Saturated Fats||0.7 g|