Green tea is the ultimate superfood of the tea world.
As green tea does not go through a fermenting or stripping process is it packed full or natural plant compounds and antioxidants.
You may have read about the amazing green tea health benefits before…
It’s pretty amazing stuff…
Green tea can amongst other things:
Speed up your metabolism and help weight loss.
Regulate glucose levels and stop blood sugar from rising too high or spiking.
Help fight heart disease due to it’s positive effect on blood pressure and blood cells.
Reduce cholesterol levels
Help to protect brain cells by providing hydration.
Fight tooth decay. Green tea contains an antioxidant which destroys bacteria that’s commonly found in your mouth
Assist in helping depression or anxiety. The Amino Acid called ‘theanine’ which is found in green tea has been shown to have a relaxing and tranquillizing effect on green tea drinker.
Improve your skin and reduce signs of ageing due to it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Help your all round health. Green tea is full of ant-viral agents and has strong antibacterial properties.
But if you’re bored of green tea or want to explore a new taste there is a new antioxidant kid on the tea block.
Matcha tea is like a new and improved green tea with some extra benefits. We like to think of Matcha tea as Green Tea 2.0.
Unlike regular green tea leaves, the leaves that make Matcha tea have only seen limited sunlight so they are much richer in amino acids, antioxidants and chlorophyll. One cup of Matcha tea provides 5 times the amount of antioxidants found in other superfoods.
Matcha tea also contains a particularly amazing antioxidant compound called ‘Catechins’. These are the most potent and beneficial antioxidants for your body. Which means Matcha tea works much better at clearing your skin and looking after your general health.
It has a unique mix of active minerals which give you an incredible energy boost without the sluggish comedown you get from caffeine or sugar. And it can help you concentrate due to the high concentration of amino acids which help your brain function.
And the most important thing…
Matcha tea tastes great.
Unlike traditional teas which taste dull and medicinal Matcha tea has a naturally sweet and woody flavourU. You can whisk it up for a foamy warm tea (that’s the green latte looking drink you’ve been seeing a lot on Instagram lately) or use it as an ingredient in your own recipes.
As Matcha tea is a powder rather than leaves it is perfect to add to smoothies, shakes or protein drinks. The soft and subtle flavour won’t spoil the taste you were aiming for but adds a nice kick to a drink.
You can also use it for baking or adding to dishes that need a nutrients boost. There are so many options for Matcha tea!
You can keep following us for more ideas as we’re looking forward to experimenting and sharing the results.
Let us know your ideas for Matcha tea in the comments below…