Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet. Powdered Matcha is rich in antioxidants, amino acids and numerous vitamins. It has earned the title “Superfood” and you can see why, when you compare the amount of ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) in Matcha compared to other Superfoods. Common foods in this group such as Goji berries with 253 ORAC units per gram, dark chocolate with 227 ORAC units per gram and pecans with 180 ORAC units per gram. So, how does Matcha compare? Matcha has 1,348 ORAC units per cup of tea!
The use of matcha tea dates back thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years though we have scientifically studied the extent of it’s amazing health benefits.Some of these benefits are as follows:
• Reduces inflammation
• Protects the brain and heart from disease
• Lowers cholesterol
• Controlling diabetes
• Immune system support
• Aids in controlling high blood pressure
• Promotes weight loss
• Helps with symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
• Reduces stress
• Promotes healthy skin and teeth
• Boosts energy and endurance
There are not many things you can take that will give you mental clarity and focus, calm you and give you energy all at the same time, while delivering numerous health benefits as well. Matcha can do all of this without the crash and jittery side effects of coffee. It has a positive influence on our neurochemistry. The tea acts on our Serotonin and dopamine systems, which in turn makes us happy and gives us a positive outlook.
Matcha tea is different from other tea in the fact that it is a powder that has been made from grinding the leaves. You are consuming the entire leaf instead of just drinking the water that your typical tea was steeped in. This makes it a very powerful tool in keeping your body and mind healthy and focused.
To properly make Matcha tea you need to measure about a teaspoon full of the powder into a warm bowl or cup. Add hot water and vigorously whisk the tea into the water. Once the powder is dissolved and the tea is free of any clumps of powder, it is ready to enjoy. If you want to make your Matcha tea experience more authentic and engaging, you can purchase a bamboo whisk, powder scoop and special bowl. You can also make Matcha as an iced drink, which is very enjoyable on a hot summer day.
However you choose to make your Matcha, you will be benefiting in so many ways every time you drink a cup of this delicious tea.