I finally got hooked on matcha green tea and quite frankly, I get the hype!
For those of you who don’t know what the heck I am talking about, let me fill you in:
Even though matcha green tea is quite a new trend, there has been a long standing tradition of drinking this incredible tea in the Japanese culture for more then 2000 years.
What makes the matcha special is that the green tea plants are shade-grown for about three weeks
before they are harvested and the stems and veins are removed in processing. Matcha green tea is
considered to be one of the most powerful super foods today.
The Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea
- High in antioxidants – contains catechin EGCg, which is the most potent and beneficial antioxidant and is even said to have cancer fighting properties.
- Contains amino acid L-Theanin, which promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain and is known to induce relaxation and produce dopamine and serotonin -also known as mood enhancers and memory boosters.
- Increases your metabolism and burns fat about four times faster than average without causing high blood pressure.
- Boosts immune system by providing you with loads of potassium, vitamins A and C, iron, protein, calcium, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. It is also rich in fiber and chlorophyll.
How I Make the Perfect Matcha Green Tea
Simply blend 1 1/2 tsp. of 100% green tea matcha powder and 1 tsp. of coconut oil with 150 ml of
hot water in a blender and pour into your favorite cup. Done.
I love having it for breakfast with a few dates.
I would love to hear about your experiences with matcha green tea. Feel free to share your favorite recipes by leaving a comment or tweeting me at @thewastedblog using #food