MATCHA BENEFITS AND USES

Matcha is gaining popularity because of its high antioxidant content. It  can boost your metabolism, detoxify your body, calm the mind, enhance your mood, and lower cholesterol. It is found that matcha contains up to 137 times more antioxidants than a low-grade variety of green tea and up to 3 times more antioxidants than other high-quality teas.

It’s known as the ultimate anti-aging beverage, and it’s one of the most consumed drinks in the world.

As a fat-burner and cancer-fighter, matcha leaves other teas in its dust. In fact, numerous studies have shown that certain chemical compounds in it may help induce cancer cell death, neutralize harmful free radicals and enhance your body’s natural detoxification systems.

The secret behind matcha’s super strength is found in its polyphenol compounds called catechins, which are a type of antioxidant found in superfoods like green tea, cocoa and apples.

Potential benefits range from improved heart health to lower blood sugar levels, increased weight loss and beyond.

8 Benefits of matcha

  1. May help to prevent cancer;
  2. Helps to lose weight and belly fat;
  3. Speeds up muscle recovery;
  4. Protects against chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer;
  5. Boosts energy;
  6. Improves immune system function;
  7. Reverses cellular damage caused by an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants;
  8. Contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K as well as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and zinc are all found in matcha.

Instructions how to use matcha?

The ideal water temperature when brewing it is approximately 70-80 degrees celsius. Boiling water will make your matcha taste bitter.  

If you want to make your matcha a bit sweeter, you can add any of the following:
 
  1. Syrup like simple syrup or maple syrup;
  2. White sugar, brown sugar or coconut sugar;
  3. Honey or agave;
  4. Sugar substitute like Stevia.

Matcha is suitable for the application of tea beverage (e.g. iced tea, pure tea, fruit tea, milk tea) as basic raw material or as food additive for cakes, candies and chocolates etc.

1. Using a bamboo tea scooper or small spoon, place 1 1/2 to 2 teascoops of matcha into the tea bowl or cup or measure out a rounded 1/2 teaspoonful. Adjust the amount of it to your taste.
 
2. Add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of hot water. Amounts can be adjusted to your preference.
 
Besides making tea, it can also be used to make other foods such as matcha ice cream, smoothie bowls and baked goods like cake, brownies or cookies.
 
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