Matcha contains Polyphenols, antioxidants, and provides a great energy boost without the midday slump of afternoon coffee.
Matcha is also known as Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is ground tea leaves that make for an intensely concentrated tea. It contains more than 100 times the Polyphenols as a regular cup of green tea.
It is an outstanding antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. This provides both health and beauty benefits.
Matcha tea has about half the caffeine of an espresso shot but without the jitters.
The Skin Benefits of Matcha
Dr. Nicholas Perricone’s 3-day “Anti-inflammatory Diet” recommends 2-3 cups of green tea for luminous, dewy skin. It is often difficult to drink 3 cups of green tea in one day, so matcha provides all the benefits in just one cup.
Tips for Best Matcha Use
How to Avoid Bitter Matcha
Avoid bitter matcha by using water at 194 F (90 Celsius) produces sweeter matcha. Bring water to only a near boil. This produces a sweeter Matcha tea.
How to Get a Better Brain Power Boost
The lower the water temperature, the more matcha brews Theanine. Theanine causes brain focusing and mental alertness.
How to Get The Maximum Beauty Benefits from Your Matcha
Extra bitter Matcha contains more of a skin beauty boost.
For extra bitter matcha, brew your matcha water at boiling point.
How to Get the Best Caffeine Boost from Matcha
Matcha makes for a great pre-workout caffeine boost that will give you sustained energy without the mid-workout crash.
How to Prepare Matcha
- Store opened matcha in the refrigerator.
- Choose drinking grade, not baking grade or bulk grade. Bulk grade can be used in a smoothie.
- A dedicated matcha whisk, preferably bamboo, gives the fluffiest matcha foam and mixes the powder well. A milk frother delivers a less authentic experience but still gives matcha benefits.
Too Much of Good Thing
Matcha has so many benefits, it may be tempting to drink several cups a day. But don’t!
Too much green, white, or even black tea can deplete the body’s iron reserves.
One cup of green tea per day is enough for a time-released energy boost, glowing skin, weight management, increased metabolism, and enough Polyphenols, Amino Acids, and anti-oxidants for the day.