Matcha is traditional Japanese a drink especially used in the Japanese tea ceremony. This ritual involves making and serving matcha, which is paired with Japanese sweets to balance its bitterness. Nowadays, matcha is found all over the world and is popular in ice cream, lattes, chocolate and baked goods. Here’s what you need to know about matcha.
Matcha is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant, the same as green tea.
What is the difference between matcha and green tea? I’m glad you asked. A cup of green tea consists of a tea bag containing green tea leaves and hot water. Matcha is 100% green tea leaves ground into a fine powder.
To maintain the plant’s bright green color, the plant is shaded from the sun when it begins to bud. By slowing photosynthesis, the level of chlorophyll increases, giving it its bright green hue. It also makes the tea sweeter and more flavorful.
A great source of antioxidants
Matcha is full antioxidants. Antioxidants protect your body from cell damage caused by environmental factors and food.
There are many factors that can cause these conditions, including excessive exercise, smoking, pollution, eating processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and certain dyes or additives.
A comparison of matcha to other superfoods shows that it has the highest antioxidant content.
With 72 mg of caffeine per teaspoon, matcha is a great alternative to coffee.
Matcha is also full flavonoids and L-theanine which can be helpful for those who struggle with high levels of stress and anxiety. You can also drink matcha while at the gym to help you stay focused and alert between reps.
Tenzo Matcha is one of the best matcha available. With Tenzo, you’ll have long-lasting energy without a crash, a healthy immune system, and Zen-like focus and clarity.
Switching from coffee to matcha has changed my life. No more anxiety, dehydration, crashes and stomach problems. Now I have a calm clarity and energy that lasts all day.
You may be wondering how this brand compares to other matcha brands.
Tenzo believes in a world of sustainable and healthy energy, from farm to cup. Replace coffee and energy drinks with pure green caffeine. The brand is on a mission to share the healthiest beverages on the planet with the world’s healthy lifestylers and self-optimisers.
When it comes to skin carematcha works wonders.
Matcha contains chlorophyll, an active compound that protects the skin from sun damage as well as wrinkles when applied topically. Suitable for all skin types, it can eliminate discoloration, soothe irritation and leave your skin looking brighter.
Furthermore, matcha is a powerhouse of catechins, vitamin A, C, K and B-Complex.
Vitamin A perfect for treating acne and fine lines. Vitamin C promotes the growth of new skin collagen. Collagen increases skin elasticity and firmness. Vitamin K promotes cell metabolism and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Matcha is like green gold for the skin. Making a matcha face mask is as easy as mixing 2 teaspoons of matcha with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. Apply the mixture to the skin and leave it on for at least 15-20 minutes.
How to use Matcha?
Making matcha in the morning is very simple. Combine the green tea powder and hot water with a whisk or shaker and you’re good to go. You don’t need to use fancy tools like an electric hand mixer or old fashioned tools like a bamboo whisk. Here are some delicious matcha recipes.
Vanilla Iced Matcha with oat milk.
- 8 oz oat milk
- 1 tsp Tenzo matcha
- 2 pumps of vanilla syrup
Sparkling Blood Orange Matcha Lemonade:
- Sugar and lemon juice for the rim of the glass.
- Sparkling Orange Lemonade (fill the glass halfway)
- Pineapple coconut water (fill the cup 1/4 full)
- 1 tsp Tenzo matcha
- Stevia for sweetener (optional)
Iced Mango Matcha tea.
- 1/2 cup mango puree (mix frozen mango with warm water)
- 1 cup of matcha tea (mix 1 teaspoon of matcha Tenzo matcha powder with 1 cup of water)
- Ice cubes
Matcha has so many benefits that it’s hard to keep track of them all. With matcha, you can boost your immune system, lose weight, improve brain function, improve your overall heart health, and have a better complexion. How will you use Matcha?