I have never been a tea drinker. What I love is to drink a hot mocha or macchiato with cookies. If you invite me for a cup of tea, I will make it a cup of mocha!
Although it’s a thing to drink tea in my family, any kind of tea, I never got into it.
I’ve tried drinking tea multiple times but never liked it. It’s like drinking a hot juice! Hello?? – who drinks hot juice! I often felt left out when my mom and my sisters use to share a cup of tea in the evening and talk about their how good they were feeling.
Even my husband enjoys a cup of tea now and then! I know that tea is a good alternative to drinking water during the day (and I need more water) it also gives your so many benefits, especially if you are drinking the right tea.
With the ambition of losing my last few kilos ( from my last pregnancy), I learnt that if you want to start a detox plan, you need to integrate tea into your daily routine. I started my quest for the magic hot water!
I found out that the most effective tea that gives a lot of benefits to your body is green tea. But if you elaborate on the subject, we will know that “Match Tea” is the tea that contains 135 times more antioxidants than regular tea. Nearly free of calories, matcha is a great addition to a weight loss program by tackling the problem from both sides. It boosts metabolism and burns fat. One recent study even suggested that matcha may help burn calories by four times.
What is Matcha tea?
“Matcha” means crushed tea “or” powdered tea “.
Farmers cultivate matcha by covering their tea plants 20–30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosting the amino acid content and giving the plant a darker green hue.
Once the tea leaves are harvested, the stems and veins are removed and the leaves are grounded up into a fine powder known as matcha.
What does Match tea do to my body?
It is found in countless editions, qualities, and flavors. The better the quality is, the rounder is the taste and the bitters that you often associate with green tea are not to taste.
Matcha has several health effects:
- Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively, and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Prevents disease
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Being naturally full of chlorophyll, Matcha helps to safely cleanse and purge the body of harmful elements. Chlorophyll is the element that gives green tea and other plants their signature verdant color is also a powerful detoxifier, helping to eliminate both chemicals and heavy metals from the body.
How to prepare your Match Tea?
To really enjoy all the benefits of matcha you need:
- 1 small bowl
- 1 top teaspoon matcha powder
- 0.75 dl boiled hot water (the water must not boil when pouring it over the matched powder)
- A bamboo whisk (or any whisk it’s ok)
- 2.5 dl warm milk, possibly skim if you want an extra creamy matched latte.Preparation
STEP ONE: Heat spring or filtered water
STEP TWO: Add a few drops of hot water to matcha powder and mix into paste with a spoon
STEP THREE: Add more hot water to paste mixture and stir. Try 1 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water. Adjust measurement to suit taste.
STEP FOUR: Matcha is ready to drink
Where can you buy Match tea?
- For Danish readers www.matas.dk/byoh-instant-organic-matcha
- For US readers http://matchasource.com/
- For French readers http://www.palaisdesthes.com/fr/
🍀Being also rich in caffeine, I keep drinking 1 to 2 cups of Match tea per day.
Should we have a cup of Matcha tea?