A Breakdown of Matcha Tea

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Let’s briefly begin with Green tea and its benefits. Experts have linked Green Tea to many health benefits ranging from lowering cholesterol to enhancing our brains cognitive function. These benefits sound great, and they really are! The best part of about it is that these benefits come just from infusing your leaves in heated water.

You may wonder, what does this have to do with Matcha?

Matcha is Green Tea; however, it’s the entire leaf in a powder form. As stated above, traditional Green Tea leaves are infused in water and its leaves are then discarded; however, with Matcha, the leaf is broken down into a powdered form and mixed with water. Because Matcha includes drinking the entire leaf, you may have guessed that Matcha’s caffeine content is much higher than traditional Green Tea, which is true. Some have stated that Matcha contains the same amount of caffeine as a standard cup of coffee. Some Matcha drinkers have also suggested adding a sweetener to it, in order to reduce its potency; however, this isn’t the most traditional way to drink it.

Currently Matcha is trending upward in the American Tea community because of the information being reported about its benefits. According to tea drinkers, Matcha is an acquired taste and not necessarily pleasing to everyone’s taste buds.

Our suggestion is to slowly introduce yourself to Matcha, if eager, and to not feel discouraged if you aren’t a fan of Matcha’s taste.

Enjoy

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