All things matcha: Why you should drink more matcha green teaMona
Matcha green tea: With an abundance of health benefits, delicious taste and colourful green tone, it is quickly becoming one of our favourite drinks. In this article, we will share the secrets of the green tea powder, along with our favourite recipe for you to try at home.
What is matcha?
So, how is matcha different from regular green tea? Like green tea, matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. However, it’s grown differently and has a unique nutrient profile. Grown in Japan, young green tea leaves are ground into powder form to make matcha. This powder is then whisked into hot water, whereas green tea is generally infused or steeped into hot water and then removed. It is because the tea leaves remain in the beverage, that Matcha boasts so many great benefits!
Why is matcha good for you?
Matcha is loaded with antioxidants called catechins, which help to protect against free radicals. This means that the powerful ingredient may protect against chronic disease, increase bone density and has anti-aging properties.
Matcha green tea has been shown to escalate your metabolic rate and increase energy expenditure, which may result in enhanced fat burning and weight loss. The drink may also help to reduce stress, as amino acid L-Theanine is found in matcha powder. In addition, most people do not feel a ‘caffeine crash’ that is often linked to hot beverages such as coffee, when drinking matcha.
How should you store matcha?
Use your favourite airtight container to store your matcha powder, as this will make it easy to access and keep fresher for longer. Our Display Cube is fantastic for all of your matcha needs! You can relax, knowing we’ve taken care of the freshness so that you get a perfect brew, every time. What’s more, it’s BPA free and you can open it with one hand!
Want to try your own matcha latte now? Look no further, our matcha latte is quick, easy and can be customised to all dietary requirements.
ClickClack Matcha Latte Recipe
You can customise this recipe to include your favourite ingredients such as soy, almond, coconut, oat or macadamia milk alternatives. We suggest using sweeteners such as honey, maple syrup or stevia. You could also add in a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for additional flavour.
1 tsp of matcha green tea powder
1 tbsp of sweetener
1 tbsp of hot water
1 ½ cup of milk
• Add matcha powder to your mug of choice along with your sweetener and hot water
• Whisk until completely dissolved. It should be a smooth, dark green paste, with no lumps.
• Warm your milk of choice, until hot and steamy. This can be done with a steamer on a coffee machine, in the microwave or on the stovetop. To froth the milk, whisk vigorously.
• Pour milk into your mug to combine with the matcha. Have a quick taste test to check for sweetness, add more if needed.