What is matcha?
Matcha is a green powder made from ground green tea leaves. This tea variety is produced in East Asia.
What are the characteristics of a good matcha?
When buying matcha, there are a few things you should pay attention to.
Due to the hype surrounding this product and its relatively high price, there are cheaper variants on the market, but these are often poor in quality and have a bitter taste.
The higher price of this product is due to the production process. Roughly three weeks before they bud, the tealeaves are covered with a tarp. This ensures that they retain their green color, create fewer bitters and preserve their antioxidants. So if you want a good quality matcha that does not taste bitter, you better opt for a more expensive version.
If you want to buy a more expensive version, it is important to check the country of origin. Good quality matcha comes from Japan.
The color is also an important characteristic of this product: the greener it is, the higher its quality.
How do I use matcha?
Aside from buying qualitative matcha, the correct preparation of this tea is equally important. When pouring boiling water over it, bitter substances are released immediately. The temperature of the water is therefore very important, namely about sixty to seventy degrees. When you prepare this tea for the first time, we advise you to add some milk.
This is my favorite recipe:
- 300 ml milk of your choice/ 300 ml coconut milk (the creamy variant)
- Honey ot agave syrup
Mix the matcha powder with some water until it is dissolved.
Heat the milk in a saucepan.Make sure not to bring it to the boil. If you do, then simply let it cool off somewhat.
Add the dissolved matcha and stir well.
This matcha latte is a perfect complement to a healthy breakfast.
Why is Matcha so healthy?
A cup of matcha contains five times more antioxidants than any other tea.
In addition, matcha produces a calming effect due to the amino acid L-theanine that is naturally present in the tealeaves.
Matcha also boosts your metabolism and helps your body burn fat faster than usual. Before I go to the gym I always stir some matchapowder in my water for extra energy and fat burning.
And finally, matcha is full of calcium, chlorophyll, vitamins A and C, potassium, iron and proteins.
Where can I buy good matcha?
Are you looking for a quality matcha at the right price? Then you will certainly find it here. You will discover their classic matcha together with some original varieties, each with its own unique health benefits.