Matcha - renowned for its numerous health benefits, is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fibre and chlorophyll. Why? Because with this green tea it is all about the whole leaf. Making just a single glass of Matcha, pure magic - weighing in at an equivalent of 10 glasses of regular green tea in terms of both nutritional value and antioxidant content!
And another secret - It can also even improve your endurance levels. Yes, that’s right, you are going to burn calories faster once this is in your system. And four times faster to be precise!
This superfood not only boosts your metabolism through the power of its antioxidants, but also increases fat oxidisation. Which means it sends a potent signal to break down fat cells, allowing you to exercise longer, with less fatigue! And if that wasn’t enough already. These very antioxidants are the same powerful ingredients for fighting the negative effects of UV radiation and are known to help give us younger-looking skin. Who would have ever guessed? That’s right - keep sipping!
½ Teaspoon Matcha Green Tea Powder
2 Tablespoons Boiling Water
250ml Unsweetened Almond Milk
Optional: Sweetener of choice
If you have a milk steamer, you’ll find it perfect for whisking together the milk and matcha with a fork and then steaming until hot.
However if not, don’t worry! You can just as easily use a handheld milk-frother, heating the milk and matcha together in a pan whilst you froth it until it’s warm.
If you’re adding a sweetener then pop it in at the end…
Mmm, delicious, warm frothy Matcha Latte. Let’s get those batteries charged!
Our Matcha pick of the minute - Matchaeologist’s Meiko!
A Few Other Matcha Facts to Tickle your Taste Buds..
- Matcha contains high levels of L-Theanine within the leaves. This particular amino acid, makes a fantastic mood enhancer, relaxer and memory and concentration booster. Something for everyone!
- Containing natural caffeine like all green teas, matcha has substantial energising properties. Although it is down to the unique combination with other nutrients within matcha, specifically L-Theanine, that makes this tea good, clean energy!
- Matcha gets its vibrant green colour from the high levels of chlorophyll. However, the power of this potent chlorophyll does not stop there. It is also a powerful detoxifier - naturally removing any toxins from the body.
- The catechins in Matcha Green Tea have been shown to have antibiotic properties. And combined with the other matcha nutrients, your overall health gets a boost and your immune system is naturally fortified. So just one cup of this delicious tea will give you a healthy amount of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium. What’s more? It’s even thought that matcha tea can help to lower cholesterol.