Matcha is the most popular green tea in Japan, but is rapidly gaining more popularity throughout the world because of its ability to destroy cancer, boost metabolism, and more.
What is Matcha?
It is a finely milled vibrant green tea powder made from the highest quality Japanese tea leaves. There are many kinds of Japanese teas such as Genmaicha, Gyokuro, Hojicha and so on but it is one of the oldest and most famous traditional Japanese green teas. Uji, Kyoto is said to be one of the birthplaces of Japanese tea. Matcha from the Uji area is popular in Japan and one of the highest quality teas available.
How to make Matcha?
Matcha green tea is fairly simple to make with a little preparation. The illustration on the right shows you the steps for making the tea. All you need is matcha, warm water, a tea whisk, and a tea bowl. The traditional bowl comes in many designs-selecting your favorite is an ideal way to enjoy your drink.
Enjoy Matcha Green Tea
The most traditional way to enjoy Matcha is, of course, as a tea. The soothing aroma and slightly bitter flavor are perfectly complementary. It is said drinking Matcha will bring one a sense of calm and inner peace. Unlike many other teas, matcha is powdered so it very unique compared to other loose leaf teas. It is probably most famous for it’s use in Japanese tea ceremony.
In addition to this, these days there are many other products made of this green tea powder that are just as delicious. There are matcha cakes, matcha sweets, even matcha flavored soba noodles.
Matcha is renowned for numerous health benefits. It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. The health benefits of matcha exceed those of other green teas because matcha drinkers ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.