What is Matcha? Using Matcha powder
Matcha is, in short, a Japanese green tea variety. Matcha tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. It is the leaves of the plant that are ground into powder form. In this way, Matcha green tea is made.
The production process, however, is a lot harder than it sounds: there are very few tea farmers in Japan who know how to make Matcha tea. You can find Matcha tea powder in the Other Natural Foods category.
Magical Matcha tea
Matcha tea is, because of the difficult preparation, a special product. The tea has a particularly nice taste and is also rich in nutrients. Matcha tea is produced in a way that the tea plants have less contact with sunlight than other teas. To compensate for the lack of sunlight, Matcha plants produce chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is a substance that gives the plant's leaves a dark green colour. Chlorophyll also provides increased levels of amino acids in Matcha tea. In addition to lots of amino acids, Matcha tea is also packed with minerals and vitamins, as well as antioxidants and caffeine. This is because the entire tea leaf is used for Matcha tea.
Accessories for Matcha tea
Matcha tea is not a Macho tea for exciting stands, but a tea that helps you restore balance to your body (and perhaps your life). Naturaplaza has matching accessories to enrich your tea experience. Among other things, we sell special bowls for Matcha tea, bamboo spoons, and bamboo beaters.
How healthy is Matcha powder?
Did you know that Matcha tea is rich in polyphenols? Polyphenols are a form of antioxidants that help protect the body from so-called "free radicals”. These are molecular particles that can cause damage in your cells, which for example results in the deterioration of your blood vessels and makes cholesterol grow more easily.
Matcha has many more polyphenols than other forms of green tea and may even be more effective against free radicals.
Did you know that Matcha can also help lower cholesterol levels? Matcha tea is an ideal remedy for anyone experiencing cholesterol problems. Matcha can also eliminate the feeling of hunger by keeping blood sugar levels normal.
Matcha is a good remedy to use when losing weight. This tasty tea can, among other things, eliminate hunger feelings and is a good alternative to thirst quenchers that contain a lot of sugar, or are sweetened with artificial sweeteners.
Matcha supports the immune system. That's because the leaf of this green tea contains both polyphenols and antioxidant L-theanine. This amino acid has a calming effect on the brain. It is sometimes claimed that Matcha works very well to take away stress.
The benefits of MatchaMatcha is a tea powder that is rich in various antioxidants, which help protect the body against free radicals. Matcha is great to use when stressed and can be relieving.
Does Matcha also have disadvantages?
Buying matcha powder is definitely recommended, although there are some (minor) disadvantages. First of all, matcha contains caffeine. Of course, this is not such a big problem: caffeine is also found in cola and coffee. Matcha can give you a short energy dip.
Some people claim that Matcha gives a more natural boost (with a smaller dip) than coffee. Please note that you can't keep drinking Matcha tea endlessly: keep it to a few cups.