Did you know that a regularly brewed green tea delivers a dose of antioxidants in every sip? Antioxidants act as defence agents that prevent one from aging and acquiring chronic diseases. It also follows then that the more one drinks green tea, the better the body is equipped with fighting diseases and infections.
There is, however, a kind of drink wherein one serving has ten times the equivalent nutritional content of a regularly brewed green tea – the matcha tea. The reason for being is that one digests the entire leaf and receives its pure and complete nutrients.
How to Prepare Matcha Drink
For a healthy and delicious cup of matcha, one needs to sift at least 2/3 tablespoon of matcha powder into a container or bowl and add about 20 ounces of hot water. Then whisk in a zigzag manner until one sees the froth formation.
It is best to drink the matcha tea while hot and directly from the bowl. If individuals prefer their matcha sweet, they may either add sugar or honey.
Benefits of Drinking Matcha Tea
A serving of matcha green tea is more potent than any regular green teas and even other superfoods. Many pieces of research had claimed that it has more than a hundred times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green. It is because matcha is straight, stoneground tea leaves wherein one drinks it entirely. In regular green teas, however, one only obtains a part of the leaves because they dip the tea bag in hot water once and then trashes it after. The strong armoury of amino acids, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins are in the whole leaves which make the matcha tea a great source of unmatched nutrition.
Also, research has it that matcha green tea increases metabolism and burns calories. Drinking a cup each day also helps in calming the mind and even unwinds the body. Many attest that this powerful drink also enhances the mood and improves concentration. Besides, it aids one to detoxify naturally and efficiently.
Aside from these fantastic benefits, drinking a cup of matcha tea each day helps reestablish and maintain the body’s necessary balance and well-being. The unique class of antioxidant called catechins – which aren’t found in any other superfood – is what makes this possible. The catechin EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate) found in matcha drink neutralises the effects of free radicals from the UV rays, pollution, and radiation, and eventually fights cancer and other chronic diseases. It has been established that these harmful chemicals and radiation lead to DNA and cell damage which cause illnesses like cancer.
The Matcha Tea Craze
All these remarkable discoveries and news about match tea must have reached hundreds and thousands of people. The craze for matcha green tea is happening on several continents and countries. The worldwide tea craze has likewise reached Australians who find matcha drink as irresistible. Perhaps, more than its various health benefits, this drink has an equally powerful delicious flavour. Its crisp vegetative notes are not too overwhelming. The aroma it produces is so inviting as well that makes one sit back, relax, and enjoy a hot cup of matcha tea.