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Tea was discovered in China about 4,000-5,000 years ago. Green, black and oolong tea are the most commonly consumed tea. Each different in their unique method of preparation. When we speak of green tea, there are two types, Chinese and Japanese. Chinese green tea is roasted in a hot pan while Japanese tea is dried at a rapid speed at high temperature, allowing it to conserve both the green color and freshness which tastes smooth but also smells appealing.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is premium powdered green tea grown with high tendency in the area where is rich of volcanic soil only in Japan. Before the harvest, the tea leaves are covered by black net around 3-4 weeks to prevent sunlight. Matcha has individual production process by specifically selecting the first three shoots of green tea which are harvested by the expert. After that, tea leaves are steamed immediately, then air dried and grinded into fine powder by stone mill which is made from special type of rock. Matcha are commonly used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. With special taste, leading with bitterness and sweetness mixed, Matcha has a unique flavor. Nowadays Matcha is used for hot & cold drinks, ice-cream and bakery.
Matcha Green Tea Benefits
Energy Booster & Alertness
Matcha can raise your energy level through the day. Also matcha is credited for making feel more alert and focused.
Like all other natural teas, matcha doesn’t have any sugar. Since it is high in fiber and assists in digestion, it’s a good complement for dieters who want a healthy drink.
This tea is attributed with supporting your immune system by helping you fight off viruses and destroying bacteria.
From the unique production, Matcha can maintain the quantity of Catechins which is the powerful Antioxdiants benefiting in disease protection and youth.
Matcha green tea contains an amino acid called L-theanine that has a relaxing affect on the mind, making it good elixir for anxiety or tension.
Matcha, like other green teas, has a high number of antioxidants, which fight the effects of aging.
The tea is considered a good source of dietary fiber, which can help people who suffer from constipation.