We have all heard of green tea and its amazing health benefits. Originating in Japan, Matcha green tea is part of the tea ceremony for almost 900 years. It has amazing benefits for health and is also used by Buddhist monks to keep them alert and awake during long days of meditation. It is known as the best quality powdered green tea available. Matcha green tea is made by powdering the young leaves of Camellia sinensis plant. The delicate powder is then stored away from light and oxygen to preserve its high antioxidant content and superior color. Have a look at all the amazing health benefits it offers.
Health benefits of Matcha Tea
Lowers levels of bad cholesterol
Matcha tea helps in preventing cardiovascular disease by lowering levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increasing levels of good cholesterol (HDL).
Improves Immune system
This tea also contains antioxidants which act as natural antibiotics and improve the immune system. This tea is also rich in potassium, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, that all contribute to the body’s defense system.
This tea contains the most power antioxidants known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG are known for their amazing anti-cancer properties. They look for free radicals and destroy them. Matcha tea contains more than 100 times more of these powerful agents compared to most commercial teas.
Studies have shown that if you include Matcha tea into your diet plan, you can lose 25% more weight than people who don’t drink it. This tea has been shown to increase metabolism and burn calories. Also, it comes with almost zero side effects.
This tea contains powerful antioxidants which help protect your skin against UV radiations maintaining radiance and a youthful appearance.
Matcha tea is also know to work as an energy booster, improves memory and concentration and has a detox effect.
Edited by Pragya Sharoff
Brigitte Griffin Wendy Harrer Krystal Crawford Thanks for sharing! We guess the main difference being that it comes in powdered form!
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Thanks for the info. Appreciate :) I had a hard time liking green tea and finally gave up. Looks like I will have to pass matcha too :-(
It taste bitter or sweet, depending upon the grade. It is more expensive because of the long hours of fermentation and processing. It is a little cheaper in Asian stores (well, at least in my area. It is a small Japanese convenient store, sells little packets). You are getting 10x more antioxidants, caffeine, and beta carotene with it. I love it! Better than steeping the leaves and the benefits are many. Excellent for oral health as well.
I just watched probably 7 videos on YouTube that showed how to prepare and drink Matcha and this is the one that gave the best demonstration and explanation. I now plan on buying Matcha on pay day and incorporate it into my daily diet!!https://youtu.be/48UmgzXBnKg
The best kind is ceremonial tea. I get it on Amazon. Matcha comes in different grades. Ceremonial is the best
It tastes like grass really, but it is an easy taste to get used too. I enjoy it as a latte. Yes it is a little on the higher end cost wise & comes in a powder form mostly
It is sold as matcha tea, very expensive, i think it dies not taste very good. I put the powder in my smoothie.
I drink Maccha (I don't think Japanese use T) everyday but still get sick, cholesterol level is not that good and do not lose weight. \U0001f622
I have two Qs. Does it taste better than the regular green tea and is it sold as matcha tea or by any other name ?