100 Things You Should Know About Matcha Green Tea

100-Things-You-Should-Know-About-Matcha-Green-TeaThe Green Tea Is Love. That’s why we are here to tell you something special today. But first, let’s see what is the difference between Matcha And Green Tea. We will discuss about the things you should know about Matcha Green Tea after it:

Don’t Confuse Matcha With Green Tea

Imagine dissolved finely ground tea leaves in warm water. This is Matcha – green tea that is specially grown while covered, to make it greener (and healthier). Leaves are hand-picked and (traditionally) stone grinded into a verdant dust. This way the natural green color and nutritional qualities of the tea are preserved.

When you drink normal green tea, you infuse tea bag for a couple of minutes and then throw it away. Therefore you do not consume all the nutrients. Think of spinach. Popeye didn’t infuse spinach to get all his superpowers, did he? When you drink a cup of Matcha you ingest everything, meaning you consume all the healthy nutrients.

In one sentence – you are eating the tea. That means you are taking in more antioxidant compounds responsible for benefits like boosting metabolism and preventing cancer. It is estimated that one cup of quality matcha equals 10 cups of regular green tea.

A normal cup of matcha contains 30mg of caffeine which is less than half of what you would drink in your regular coffee (70-90 mg). Caffeine in matcha tends to bind to the larger molecules, means a slow release of energy for 3-6 hours rather than the rush (and crash) of energy that you tend to get with coffee.

It will still increase your metabolism and give you an energy boost, but you will also experience a calming effect, rather than a jittery one.

Matcha is a real health booster and is believed to be one of the healthiest form of tea!


So, now let’s see what are the things you should know about Matcha Green Tea. Here, We Go:

  1. Matcha is fabulous for general skin quality and blemishes as it’s loaded with antioxidants.
  2. Matcha is a natural blood thinner, and many studies now show that greentea helps to relax the arterial walls and lower blood pressure.
  3. You need to keep your matcha away from moisture, heat and light.
  4. Matcha was first consumed during China’s Tsang dynasty and later was brought to Japan by priests and monks.
  5. Ideally, people will learn how to prepare matcha as well, not just drink it.
  6. The type of bamboo used to make a Matcha whisk is often different, the most common being handcrafted from white bamboo.
  7. Matcha, the trendy green tea powder that has more antioxidants than regular tea, is popping up in everything.
  8. Matcha contains l-Theanine, which is a natural counterbalance to the less desirable side-effects of caffeine
  9. The three matcha grades are – Ceremonial, Premium, and Culinary
  10. Matcha is a real health booster and is believed to be one of the healthiest form of tea.
  11. Matcha will increase your metabolism and give you an energy boost, but you’ll also experience a calming effect, rather than a jittery one.
  12. If you buy premium quality matcha in large quantities, it is best to divide the lot into smaller units.
  13. Matcha is green tea which has gone through a special step in the plant’s growth to increase the taste and health properties.
  14. Matcha significantly increases energy (over 8-10 hours) without the caffeine ‘jitters’.
  15. Matcha is a real health booster and is believed to be one of the healthiest form of tea.
  16. When you drink matcha you ingest all of the leaf and all of its nutrients.
  17. Matcha contains 15x the health benefits of regular green tea.
  18. A study found that daily matcha drinkers had a decrease in every indicator of periodontal disease tracked in the research.
  19. Matcha is Delicate.
  20. Thick tea requires whisking in circular motion to get a smoother texture.
  21. The catechins in matcha affect the central nervous system and allow the body to calm down.
  22. Scientists have discovered that green tea has anti-cancer, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
  23. You just have to remember to initially pour little water over the matcha powder and stir it into a thin paste.
  24. Drinking matcha is a fantastic way to help you achieve a cleaner, healthier lifestyle.
  25. Matcha should be consumed within three months or so upon opening, depending on how fresh the tea was when you bought it.
  26. There are basically two main ways to prepare matcha – thin tea (usucha) and thick tea (koicha).
  27. It is possible to enjoy a bowl of matcha in your own kitchen using just a few key ingredients and utensils.
  28. In traditional matcha tea ceremony, the whisk is only used once and then thrown away.
  29. Culinary matcha is used for culinary purposes. It’s vastly less expensive because leaves from the entire tea plant are used.
  30. You would have to drink 15 cups of regular green tea to get the same amount of nutrients from just 1 cup of matcha.
  31. One study showed that matcha contains 137x the antioxidants of regular green tea.
  32. To make the perfect cup of matcha, you will need a good whisk.
  33. It is important to note that although matcha is a powdered green tea, not all powdered green teas can be classified as matcha.
  34. A major Japanese study has found that senior citizens who regularly consume greentea are more agile and active than non-tea drinkers.
  35. You can add matcha to energy bars, cookies or cakes.
  36. Matcha has been drunk in Japan as part of the tea ceremony for almost 900 years.
  37. It’s believed that Japanese matcha offers more health benefits than any other type of greentea
  38. Don’t Confuse Matcha With Green Tea.
  39. Try matcha if coffee makes you jittery.
  40. On a budget? Try cold-brew matcha because the chilled temp removes some bitterness.
  41. If you want a potent, sugar-free alternative to coffee that doesn’t give you the jitters, why not try Matcha tea?
  42. When you drink matcha, you’re actually drinking a plant.
  43. Coldbrew matcha simply means matcha prepared with cold water.
  44. Matcha has less caffeine, but lasts longer.
  45. Matcha, the focal point of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a fine powder made by grinding green tea leaves.
  46. The newest matcha leaves are the sweetest and are used for the highest grades of matcha.
  47. If you are looking to make matchalatte, smoothie or icecream, I would recommend going for a middle to low grade tea.
  48. Matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer.
  49. A polyphenol in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells
  50. Matcha literally means “powdered tea.”
  51. Some people describe matcha as grass or spinach-like, and it has an umami taste.
  52. Matcha boosts metabolism and burns calories.
  53. Matcha detoxifies effectively and naturally.
  54. Matcha is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins.
  55. Matcha has approximately 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice.
  56. Matcha boosts metabolic rate by 35-40% in regular drinkers, facilitating weight loss
  57. Matcha has super immune-boosting activity due to high levels of polyphenols and catechins
  58. Matcha is strong blood cleanser/detoxifier and alkalizer due to high chlorophyll content.
  59. Matcha may prove valuable for maintaining healthy metabolism in diabetic individuals.
  60. Matcha contains a healthy form of caffeine not to be mistaken with the one present in the regular coffee.
  61. Chlorophyll present in matcha tea accentuates its effectiveness in cleansing process of the body.
  62. Matcha tea works wonderfully well in providing a calming effect to the body.
  63. Matcha is useful for treating gastrointestinal disorders.
  64. Matcha is a healthy green tea with multi-dimensional benefits.
  65. Chlorophyll present in matcha assists in wound-healing and also exerts anti-inflammatory actions.
  66. Scientists have found that Matcha Green Tea contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea.
  67. The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties which promote health.
  68. Men who drink Matcha Green Tea are about 11% less likely to develop heart disease than those who don’t drink Matcha.
  69. Matcha is an Ancient Tradition.
  70. Premium matcha is made from the first flush of spring leaves.
  71. Before matcha becomes matcha it’s called tencha.
  72. Premium matcha contains more of the amino acid L-theanin and deliver a smoother taste.
  73. Not all matcha is handpicked.
  74. Not all matcha is stone ground.
  75. Dietary fiber found in matcha green tea can help prevent insulin spikes.
  76. German researchers discovered that milk neutralizes the effect of catechin found in matcha.
  77. Unlike other teas, matcha does not stay fresh for long periods.
  78. Matcha is also a popular ingredient in savoury dishes, spreads and desserts.
  79. The Okinawan people’s longevity has been partly attributed to regular consumption of Matcha.
  80. Matcha is grown in the shade, which is why it is richer in chlorophyll than other green teas.
  81. Do not add matcha to boiling water because it will taste “grassy.”
  82. Matcha is becoming best known for aiding in weight loss and speeding up your metabolism.
  83. Matcha is a metabolism-enhancing, stress-reducing, immune-boosting, cholesterol-lowering, bright green cancer fighter.
  84. Matcha will keep you going for longer.
  85. Matcha contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which is also effective in fighting against various bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
  86. Matcha has been used as an aid to concentration for almost a thousand years.
  87. High levels of L-theanine make Matcha drinkers more calm and relaxed throughout the day.
  88. Matcha antioxidants may help reactivate dying skin cells.
  89. Japan produces around 100.000 tons of tea each year and approximately 1600 tons of this is Matcha tea.
  90. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony centers on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha.
  91. Samurai used to drink Matcha tea before going into battle due to its energizing properties.
  92. Lightly sweetened matcha green tea with steamed milk from Starbucks has 55 g of sugar.
  93. Matcha green tea is the most popular green tea in Japan, but is rapidly gaining more popularity throughout the world.
  94. Matcha has been linked to longevity, prevention of cancer and other disease, detoxification, and mood enhancement.
  95. Matcha is an antioxidant super power.
  96. Matcha is recommended as best combined with nut or non-dairy milks such as almond or vanilla extract.
  97. Water is the only beverage that’s more widely consumed than tea.
  98. Matcha is a highly concentrated source of catechins.
  99. Matcha has been linked to longevity, prevention of cancer and other disease, detoxification, and mood enhancement.
  100. Matcha is green tea on steroids.

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