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Match tea is a form of green tea and has been enjoyed in China and Japan for hundreds of years. It is famous for its versatility, highly concentrated taste and volume of antioxidants (ten times higher than green tea). Matcha Tea is an indispensable asset for tea connoisseurs, wellness fanatics, yoga masters and the health conscious millennials.
The tea leaves are processed in a way that is then made into a powder. The process begins two weeks before harvest, the plants are shaded leaving them almost in the dark, after that the tea leaves are quickly steamed, then dried and put into heated ovens for about 20 minutes, thereafter, the stems, twigs, and other unneeded parts are removed and the leaves then grinded into powder. There is a “grassiness” to the smell and taste. Matcha powder can be consumed in various ways with food as well as in smoothies, either as a hot or cold drink, or as a stand-alone beverage.
This tea has many health benefits it is very high in antioxidants that can help protect cells from damage, it is also high in catechins that experts say helps with your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and total cholesterol numbers. Matcha has natural caffeine and can help you stay alert and focused when need be.