What is Matcha?
Many consumers have been wondering and asking what is matcha? Well, matcha powder is a special form of green tea and matcha literally stands for “powdered tea”. Matcha is not like traditional green tea because of the way it is prepared and the matcha powder benefits the drinker more than green tea.
Matcha powder is made by covering the green tea plants with shade clothes before they are harvested. This helps the growth of the leaves to have more flavor and a better texture. The green tea leaves are then handpicked, then steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then they’re dried and stored in a cold place to deepend the flavor. After this, the dried leaves are grounded to a fine poweder.
Tea Barrels matcha is a ceremonial grade matcha powder that is prepared and made with this process in Japan.
What are the Matcha Powder Benefits?
1 serving of matcha powder is equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea. This is because when drinking matcha powder you are ingesting the entire leaf which provide 100% of the plants nutrients.
Matcha powder benefits are the following:
- Packed with Antioxidants
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Relaxing and Calming the mind and body because of L-theanine
- Rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamin
- Mood enhancer
- Concentration enhancer
- Helps prevent disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Matcha tea benefits also include support for weight loss. If you’re trying to lose weight matcha powder helps by boosting metabolism speed and burns fat. A recent study suggested that matcha powder helps burn calories 4 times faster. Matcha also helps relieve stress and induce calmness because of a amino acid called L-theanine. Because of this amino acid matcha does not put any stress on the body.
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