What is matcha？
Matcha is a kind of green tea. It is steamed green tea that is ground into powder by natural stone milling. Although matcha is a type of green tea, the cultivation methods and processing between them are very different. This is why the beneficial ingredients in matcha are higher than green tea. As the saying goes, a cup of matcha is equivalent to 30 cups of green tea, and research has found that the catechins in matcha are 137 times that of green tea. So how is matcha produced?
How Matcha is produced
After the tea leaves have been cultivated in the shade for 20 days, the newly-grown leaves are harvested, steamed and dried to retain chlorophyll to the maximum extent, and then the petioles and veins of the tea leaves are removed, coarsely cut into tea powder, and then place it in a 45 ° ventilation environment to dry again, grind it into powder with a stone mill, which makes the matcha we see.
What are the benefits of drinking matcha green tea?
As an elixir of life, matcha is rich in nutrients and trace elements necessary for the human body. Japan is one of the countries with the longest life expectancy in the world, which may be related to its extensive drinking, eating, and using tea. Matcha contains a lot of antioxidants, especially catechin EGCG has been shown to have anti-cancer properties. Here are more details about the benefits of matcha (based on science).
What is Matcha tea side effects?
Too thick tea will affect the body’s absorption of iron and other inorganic salts in food, causing anemia. Drinking too much tea will increase the burden on the kidneys of the human body. Drinking matcha in moderation has many benefits.
Is it safe to drink Matcha every day?
Drinking matcha daily can help you fight the risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce bad cholesterol, slow down brain processes, and protect you from the disease. But, as you know, matcha is not food, it cannot fill your stomach, and temperance is a prerequisite.
How much Matcha green tea should you drink a day?
It is recommended to drink 1-2 cups of matcha every day, no more than 5 cups at most, so at what time of the day should I drink matcha? Matcha contains caffeine, so it is the best time in the morning and afternoon. It not only keeps you energetic throughout the day but also does not affect sleep at night.
Is Matcha good for weight loss?
When we consume caffeine, visceral fat will be preferentially consumed, and then the combined effect of catechins will greatly improve the burning of subcutaneous fat and visceral fat, allowing the body fat to enter a state of easy burning, and Increase the weight loss effect of exercise.
Is Matcha good for your skin?
Matcha contains tea polyphenols, vitamins E, and C to prevent cell aging, activates cells, and retains beauty. Some ingredients in matcha powder can effectively absorb ultraviolet rays, inhibit the activation of melanocytes, and at the same time inhibit the formation of free radicals; on the other hand, tea polyphenols are also good free radicals scavengers, which can prevent lipid oxidation, thereby reducing pigmentation. It can also inhibit the activity of tyrosinase and catalase, thereby effectively inhibiting the production of spots and pigments. Therefore, matcha powder has an obvious effect on skin whitening.
Does Matcha make you poop?
Dietary fiber can promote the peristaltic ability of the intestine, accelerate detoxification, and expel toxins and wastes from the body. The dietary fiber content of the tea itself is not high. When the tea is ground and brewed, the dietary fiber content of each cup can be greatly increased, which is equivalent to eating 35 grams of sweet potatoes.
What can you mix Matcha powder with?
So how do we prepare a cup of matcha? First prepare the tools: tea bowl, a (bamboo) tea whisk, teaspoon, filter screen.
Teaspoons can help us to make accurate dosages. Using a filter mesh makes matcha less likely to caking. Using a tea whisk to mix can help produce rich foam.
How do you drink Matcha tea powder?
- Put 1.5 g (about 2 tsp) of matcha in a tea bowl.
- Pour 5ml of cold water.
- Stir to fully stimulate the aroma of matcha.
- Add 60ml of hot water.
- Stir vigorously with an M-shaped action.
- Until the tea is frothy, enjoy it.
What does Matcha green tea do for you?
In this rapidly changing world, there is nothing more urgent than inner peace. A cup of matcha is a way of saying goodbye to electronic devices for a short time. Everyone needs a blank space and a pause, just like a piece of music, because there is a pause, it can resonate. In a busy work, you may wish to take a moment to let yourself be free, so as to stabilize the direction of progress in this crazy accelerated world. This is also the lifestyle I advocate, a cup of tea, a life.