What is Organic Matcha Green Tea?
Organic matcha powder derives from green tea leaves in Japan. The matcha is made during a process where green tea leaves are stone-milled into a powder. Depending on the shading and picking of the actual tea bush will affect the taste of the matcha.
The matcha is in powder form. To enjoy a glass of it, you just need to boil about 4 ounces of water and add about 2 teaspoons to the water. Stir and enjoy. You can find organic matcha green tea at most health food stores. Do a quick search online to see who offers it in your area.
Read on to find out the many benefits of organic matcha green tea, how much you should be drinking daily and different ways you can enjoy drinking organic matcha green tea.
What are the Benefits Organic Matcha Green Tea?
You may already know that green tea alone is extremely beneficial to your health. Green tea has many antioxidants and nutrients. But, organic matcha green tea has many benefits as well. Let’s take a look at a few of them:
- Many antioxidants (an antioxidant is just what it sounds like, it stops potential cell damage that oxidants create).
- It has Catechin (this is a type of antioxidants that you can’t find in other foods or drinks, and also has potentially cancer-fighting results)
- Improves your energy level
- Helps to burn calories
- High in fiber
- Chlorophyll (this alone is very beneficial to your digestion, weight and liver to name a few).
Ideas on How to Drink Organic Green Tea
In order to see any results from the organic matcha tea, you only need to drink one cup per day. This is comparable to drinking 10 cups of regular green tea! How amazing is that? Have a quick cup in the morning before work or school to energize yourself for the day.
As you read in the beginning of this article, one way to drink organic matcha green tea is by drinking it hot. That is the traditional way to enjoy a cup of tea. However, not everyone enjoys sipping hot liquids. The great thing about organic matcha green tea is that you can also enjoy it cold. Prepare the tea as you would hot, and then pour in a glass with ice cubes. You can also add a bit of milk to froth the tea. However, if you are going to add milk, make sure it’s almond, coconut or soy as regular dairy milk removes some of the health benefits of the actual tea.
You can also make a quick smoothie. Blend up 2 teaspoons of matcha powder, 4 ice cubes, 1 cup of milk (almond, coconut or soy), a handful of blueberries, a handful of spinach and 1 banana. Doesn’t that sound delicious? Other ideas to put in your smoothie are coconut water (rather than milk), honey, ginger or lemon juice.
Organic matcha green tea can also be used in food! Add it to your scrambled eggs or vegetables rather than using salt and pepper. The flavor will be different, but you will enjoy the health benefits. You can even add the matcha powder to cream cheese with your morning bagel (or any other sandwich!)