March is the time to go green!
Lots of people have discovered the great taste and health benefits of green tea, but fewer have ventured into the realm of matcha.
Matcha is a powdered form of green tea. The tea, mostly cultivated in Japan, is grown under special canopies to encourage the tea to produce more chlorophyll, creating its vibrant green hue. Once the tea has matured, it is cultivated and steamed to preserve its colour and flavour. The veins of the leaves are removed, then the remaining leaves are ground into a fine powder.
The powder can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways. The traditional way to enjoy matcha is mixed into hot water. Another way to enjoy matcha is in smoothies or cold drinks. Recently matcha has also been used in a variety of different baked goods.
The big question now is why add matcha to your tea regimen? The answer is simple; it’s healthy! As teas go, matcha is one of the healthiest options regarding tea. Because you’re ingesting the whole leaf, you get the full benefits of the tea. Matcha is extremely high in nutrients and antioxidants which help fight cancer-causing free-radicals in the body.
Matcha is an extremely flavourful tea that can be enjoyed in a variety of different ways, but you always know you’re getting the best for your health.
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Make your Matcha like a pro!
When making Matcha in a traditional style, it helps to have the right tools. At Distinctly Tea, you can get everything you need to make your Matcha the way it’s supposed to be made. Whisks and scoops (pictured) are always available, as are a variety of different Matcha bowls.