You may not like the taste of matcha tea, but one serving of matcha is the nutritional
equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea. Here’s what you should know about
What is matcha tea?
Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a green powder. The powder is then wisked with hot water. This means you’re drinking the actual leaves with matcha. Unlike green tea, matcha is prepared by covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they are harvested. This helps in flavoring and texturing. The dried leaves are then stone-grounded into a fine powder.
Benefits of matcha range from being helpful for destressing, as an ingredient in beauty products or in the form of an ice cream. Besides, it protects you from harmful UV rays that encourage graying of hair and ageing. Matcha is an energy booster and stimulates dead skin cells.
Like other green teas, Matcha is high in catechin, alomost 60%, which help to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer, and encourage weight loss and is a powerful antioxidant which can be useful for anti-pollution mask, a cleanser or a scrub. Match, rich in polyphenols and catechin, can help you in relaxing and can prevent bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.
• a mood-enhancing, antioxidant.
• a natural weight-loss aid.
• a sugar-free coffee.