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Matcha: powdered green tea that packs a nutritional punch

Matcha is powdered green tea traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony. So what’s the fuss about it now and why is it becoming more popular?

Is Matcha the new coffee?

Is Matcha the new coffee?

  • It’s more nutritionally potent than regular green tea.
    When steeping regular green tea, you only get a small percentage of nutritional benefits and the rest is thrown away. With Matcha, you are consuming the whole leaf, and therefore get 100% of the benefits.
  • It’s naturally high in antioxidants, chlorophyll and fibre.
    Hello, natural detox. Hello healthy!
  • It’s free from sugar.
    Less than 3 calories per serve!
  • It’s fun to prepare.
    Traditionally, you use a bamboo whisk to froth the tea to perfection.
  • It contains caffeine that causes sustained focus and energy.
    Huh? Apparently as your body digests it, it has none of the usual regular side effects that caffeine in coffee causes – goodbye jitter highs and mood crashes! *
  • It speeds up your metabolism and aids in weight loss.
    And yet it doesn’t promote the production of cortisol, your body’s stress and fat storage hormone. *
  • You can use it as an ingredient to cook with.
    And boost the nutritional super powder of your recipes – green tea cake, cookies and chocolate all become a little healthier, right??

Matcha: powdered green tea that packs a nutritional punch

These guys explain these points in more depth!

And yes, I’ve tried it, and it’s not bad! A little more bitter than a regular cup of green tea, but then again, it’s more potent so it’s to be expected. You can always add a natural sweetener to taste (never use artificial sweetener).

I’m going to experiment and try to make some Matcha green tea chocolate sometime soon … stay tuned for the results (let’s hope it’s a success and not a mess!)


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