Matcha is stone grounded traditional Japanese green tea powder which has been drunk in Japan for more than 800 years.
Matcha comes from the same plant that all other teas come from; Camellia sinensis. The main difference from other green teas is the way of producing it. A few weeks before harvest, the plant is covered from the sun, which causes it to produce more Chlorophyll.
After harvest, the leaves are handpicked carefully and slowly steamed and dried, then ground into fine powder. Because of this process, Matcha contains a high level of antioxidant as well as the amino acid L-theanine – the calming agent. Matcha became famous worldwide as a superfood because you can ingest 100% of nutrition rather than typical brewed green tea. There are different grades in Matcha and a higher grade is used for the traditional tea ceremony, lower grades are used for Matcha Latte and also used in sweet recipes and Ice-cream to add the distinctive flavour. It doesn’t mean higher grade matcha has more nutrients you want. Higher grade matcha contains more caffeine, chlorophyll and amino acid but the catechin mentioned before are higher in lower grade Matcha. As for taste the higher the grade it is the sweeter and more grassy it is. We chose reasonable Matcha for everyone to be able to take it on a daily basis to benefit from it.
Some of the benefits of Matcha Green Tea
- Gives ‘calm positive energy’
- Boosts memory and concentration
- Boosts the immune system
- Prevents obesity and type 2 diabetes
- Controls the cholesterol level
- Anti-ageing & improves skin tone and look younger
If you would like to read more about Matcha Green Tea, check out the J-okini website.
J-okini is a distributor of Japanese organic green tea in Malta. I once took part in a giveaway organised by J-okini. Sumie, the founder of J-okini, informed me that I was one of the giveaway winners. She also mentioned that she is happy that I won as she loves my blog and that she is following my social media pages. Few weeks after I had a giveaway. Coincidentally, yes it was coincidentally as I use a random generator to pick out winner name, Sumie was the winner of that giveaway. We met so that I give her the prize and ended up talking long about social media, green teas, etc. Being new to green tea, I asked Sumie if she would like to write posts where she can give information about the different types of green tea and their benefits. The reason is that there are a lot of types. If I had to write a post, I would definitely mix up one type with the other. She agreed and here is part 2 of her post.
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