Matcha is definitely becoming the 'it beverage' amongst healthy-conscious people around the world. I have been a dedicated coffee addict all my life, but in the last few years, I also like having matcha, which gives me the same caffein buzz like coffee does. It also contains a lot of antioxidants, too! After all, there is something irresistibly beautiful about the green color, and it would make your Instagram posts a lot cooler... :D there are just too many pictures of boring cup of coffee with a fancy latte art.
So you wanna know why why you should consider drinking matcha every day?
1. It makes you feel healthier
If you feel good about it, you will drink it more. Good for you.
2. You can add all the cool hashtags to your Instagram posts
The list is never-ending. #organic #matcha #antioxidant #cleaneating #fitfam #detox
3. It is so green that you will poop green
It is naturally so intensively green because it is the actual tea leaves you are drinking. This is why it is much better than drinking steeped green tea. How do you make matcha? You mix a bit of matcha powder with hot water, which is whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths. That is so sophisticated, guaranteed to impress your friends if you can do that at home!
4. It is more bad-ass than steeped green tea
You may get 3 times as much caffein than a cup of sad looking steeped green tea. And as much caffein as coffee, really!
5. It really offers significant health benefits
Matcha made from good quality tea leaves have an excellent nutrient profile. I won't go into details about the exact list of nutrients because it is too boring. The most important benefit is....
This makes you 20 years younger immediately. Polyphenols and EGCG have been proved to protect you against heart disease and cancer, and it regulates your blood sugar, reduces blood pressure and.... has an anti-aging effect.
Catechins in green tea help turn you into a fat-burning machine. It activates the body's thermogenic fat-burning activity and there are many studies to support this fact.
Yes it is true, take it as a pre-workout and you will be on fire.
We recommend our certified organic matcha powder from Uji, Kyoto. With tea, be careful where the tea is really from. Green teas are known to be cultivated with a lot of pesticides, especially because the farmers do not want the tea to have bitter taste. But it is this bitterness, which contains a lot of beneficial antioxidants. Our powder is also pure matcha powder, it does not contain chlorella to make it super green.... and it is ground in an old-fashioned stone grinder very slowly in order to minimize the oxidation. In our next blog, we will talk about how we chose our matcha powder.