All things Matcha!
We've been getting a lot of questions about matcha lately, so were adding a quick primer below in case you're interested. We're working to bring you a fun new line of matcha offerings soon so stay tuned!
New to Matcha? Here's a quickie:
- as with all teas matcha comes from the camellia sinensis plant, but it’s grown differently
- farmers cover the tea plant 3 to 4 weeks before harvest to avoid direct sunlight
- the covering increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino acid content and gives the tea plant a dark green hue
- after harvesting, the stems and veins are removed and the leaves are ground up into a fine powder
- thus, matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf resulting in a higher caffeine and antioxidants load than usually found in green tea
- studies have show a variety of benefits to matcha including that it can help protect the liver, promote heart health, and even aid in weight loss
Curious on how to make matcha? It's easy:
- make traditional matcha tea by putting 1–2 tsp of matcha into your cup, add 2 ounces (59 ml) of hot water, and mix it together with a whisk
- adjust the ratio of matcha powder to water based on your preferred consistency and add sweetener to your liking
- your imagination is the only limit with what you can do with matcha - you can whipp up matcha lattes, puddings, and smoothies to boost the nutrient content of your favorite recipes