Matcha, Matcha, Matcha all we’re hearing these days is how great Matcha Tea is!
If you are unfamiliar with this new craze, you’ll want to keep on reading to learn about the benefits Matcha Green Tea can have for you!
Matcha Tea is a special type of powered green tea, mostly grown and produced in Japan. The green tea leaves are shaded from the sun in their final weeks of growth, which increases the Chlorophyll content and results in the rich, green colour the tea is known for. The leaves are then carefully ground to produce a fine powder.
The powder is very versatile in use. You can brew a frothy green tea or you can use the powder in recipes such as smoothies or baking. Now you know the what, let’s get to the why!
Matcha Tea has a host of tremendous benefits, here are four worth focusing on:
In the city of Okinawa, Japan, lifespan is found to be among the longest in the world. This longevity has been partly attributed to the people’s regular consumption of Matcha Tea. The tea’s properties are known for combating inflammation, oxidation and aging. We love this natural method for nurturing your skin!
2. Brain Power
Matcha Tea has L-Theanine, an animo acid that is known to help stimulate brain waves. This means you’ll be helping increase focus and concentration; a great way to combat that 3 o’clock afternoon slump!
3. Weight Loss
Many studies have supported that high concentrations of EGCG found in Matcha Tea are known to increases your body’s rate of burning calories. This is especially true if consumed prior to physical activities or workouts. This really makes the case for why adding Matcha to a pre-workout smoothie is a great idea.
In addition to contributing to the rich, green colour higher levels of Chlorophyll in Matcha Green Tea have also been shown to support eliminating harmful buildup in the body. While this is a new finding, alternative doctors recommend Clorophyll for this purpose.
4 simple and smart reasons why you should explore Matcha Green Tea as part of your tea routine. Our new fall launch includes our take on the trend, in the form of GOTCHA MATCHA. Be sure to tweet us below @forteassake if you have any comments!