Today, green tea has become one of the most popular drinks in the world. It has so many health benefits such as improving the health of the heart, enhancing antioxidant elements in the body and helps lose weight. Let’s discuss today through our best lifehack blog about Metcha, the most powerful green tea.
Matcha is claimed to be healthier than the other types of teas. The way to preparation of matcha is totally different from green tea. Here, the whole tea leaves are consumed.
What is Matcha?
Green tea and matcha come from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. However, matcha is grown in a different way than regular green tea. A specific area from where matches will be produced kept covered for about 20 to 30 days before harvest. This has been done to prevent direct sunlight.
The shade stimulates and increases in chlorophyll levels of a leave. The leaves when growing in a darker shade, it increases the production of amino acid.
After the tea leaves are harvested, the stems and veins have been removed from the leaves. They are then taken to a machine to make bright green powder. This is known as Matcha.
As matcha contains the entire tea leave except for the only extract, it is enriched with the higher amount of substances than the green tea. So, the caffeine and antioxidant contents are high in matcha.
If a cup of matcha is prepared with a half teaspoon of powder, it will contain around 35 mg of caffeine. This is surely higher than that of a regular green tea.
Matcha may be bitter taste with the grassy smell. However, it is often served with sweetener or a cup of milk. This is a popular ingredient in baking and preparing smoothies.
Preparation of matcha tea
It is prepared by following the traditional Japanese way. The powder is kept in a heated bowl and then the warm water about 70 degrees has been added to it. Then it will be stirred until it forms the froth.
You can prepare thin, think and standard matcha according to your consumption habit.
Health Benefits of Matcha
•As matcha is simply a variety of green tea and so it has the same health benefits with deeper intensity.
•If you go on the mathematical calculation, a standard cup of matcha contains the same benefit of 3 cups of regular green tea.
•The studies show that it reduces the risk of liver and kidney damage while reducing the triglyceride and cholesterol levels along with blood sugar levels.
•Matcha is more effective on fighting bacteria viruses and fungi.
Here some specific benefits of matcha are mentioned
•Matcha is packed with antioxidants. Dietary antioxidants prevent free radicals from the body that reduces cell and tissue damages.
•Matcha is very high in antioxidants, especially the most powerful catechins (epigallocatechin gallate) or EGCG us present in it.
•EGCG helps reduce the inflammation from the body and maintain the health of arteries, promote cell repair works and so on.
•Moreover, the whole tea leaves offer you more antioxidants in comparison to ready to drink tea bag teas.
•The study shows that matcha contains up to 137 times more antioxidants than the average green teas. In comparison to the top grade green teas, matcha contains up to 3 times higher antioxidants. So the effect of antioxidants in the body will be more prominent.
Therefore, take a cup of matcha in the morning and evening to enjoy an extended healthy youth!