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Last Update:Saturday, 18 May 2019

Everything you need to know about Matcha tea

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Out of the total tea production of the world of approximately 2,960,000 tons a year, 70% are the black tea and 22% (640,000 tons) are the green tea and the balance 8 % constitutes other varieties like Oolong, White and Matcha. These figures indicate that Matcha is little known to the world and therefore it is less consumed.

Not knowing the health benefits of matcha green tea, non matcha drinkers are losing the power what matcha can give.

The most important fact is that it is a powdered form of green tea. It has a different process of cultivation to enhance the nutritional properties.

You consume the whole tea leaves instead of just the extract in case of steeped tea and therefore this form of tea is highly potent.

Some of the health benefits are Improve Brain Functions, antioxidant properties, helps weight loss, prevents tooth decay and bad breath, controls diabetes, decreases risk of heart diseases, improve texture of skin, helps longevity.

Matcha is a superior quality green tea powder first originated in China and later on brought to Japan from where the whole world knew about matcha health benefits.

Unlike the traditional green tea drink which is steeped tea, matcha is prepared after crushing the tender leaves in to a fine powder and mixed in hot water and consumed as matcha drink. Therefore, it is more potent.

One cup of matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of steeped tea. Matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular brewed tea. Just imagine the antioxidant dose one can get in one cup of matcha, quite sufficient to prevent damage of our body cells and free us from various diseases.

I have gathered below informations in order help anyone interested in knowing more about matcha. Just click on each link to read the details.


  • What is matchaWhat is Matcha Matcha is a refined form of pulverized tea leaf which is fully grown and made in Japan. The tea leaf leaves shaded from the sun for a previous couple of weeks of their growth, increasing the photosynthesis effect and chlorophyll content and making a stunning greenish color.


  • The history of matchaThe history of matcha   The Zen Buddhists found that drinking "Matcha" helped them improve the sense of clarity and well-being which supported their meditation activity.















  • How to make matcha tea How to make matcha tea   The preparation of this drink, involves a special process, quite different from the preparation of other kinds of tea to create a full-bodied, vibrant green elixir











  • Matcha FAQ Matcha FAQ   Read this frequently asked questions to get an in depth knowledge about matcha. I am sure reading this you will become an matcha lover.










Conclusions


Matcha like all teas come from the original tea plant "Camellia Sinensis" a shrub that was first grown in southern China. Unlike the normal green tea which is only an extract of the tea leaves, matcha is a powdered form of tea where the entire leaf is consumed. Therefore, Matcha is packed with abundant concentration of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds.

This powder is mixed with hot water and consumed thus giving an instant alertness and calming effect. Surprisingly, the effect lasts for 5 – 6 hours.

Various studies have revealed that matcha is associated with a variety of health benefits like Improved brain functions, antioxidant properties, helps weight loss, prevents tooth decay and bad breath, controls diabetes, decreases risk of heart diseases, improve texture of skin, helps longevity.

The best part of matcha is that it is easy to prepare. It is also easily available to buy online / store. So, it can be easily included in your diet pan to get all the health benefits.

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