Matcha has a long history in Japan and it comes from the same plant that makes black, green, white, and oolong teas (known as Camellia Sinensis), but it’s processed differently.
One of the major health benefits of matcha tea is that it delivers a mega dose of antioxidants in every sip because Antioxidants are the body’s defense agents.
They are chemical compounds that prevent aging and chronic diseases.
According to the latest innovation in antioxidant research, matcha is packed with exponentially more antioxidants than any other ‘superfood’.
It is made from ground, whole tea leaves, this bright green powder adds a unique, grassy flavor to drinks, desserts and even savory recipes.
Unlike other teas which are steeped, matcha comes in a powder form and it is mixed with the water (or another base) and generally, the entire leaf is consumed.
Fascinating Japanese Matcha Green Tea Recipes
As part of your daily routine here we give you 10 Great reasons to enjoy a cup of Matcha:
- High in Antioxidants
- Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
- Enhances Calm
- Boosts Memory and Concentration
- Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
- Burns Calories
- Detoxifies the Body
- Fortifies the Immune System
1. Almond Ice Matcha Latte
- 1/3 cup water
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- 1 heaping scoop of matcha
- 1⁄2 teaspoon agave (optional)
Directions: Add 1 handful of ice to a cocktail shaker, then add all ingredients. Shake in a cocktail shaker. Pour over fresh ice and Enjoy!
2. Coconut Matcha Cocktail
- 1 handful of ice
- 1 1/2 cups coconut water
- 2 scoops of matcha
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 avocado
Directions: Combine the ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth and Enjoy!
3. Matcha Tea Latte
- ½ cup hot water
- ½ cup organic light coconut milk (or full fat)
- 1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional)