Matcha tea BIO-reason is the famous organic farms of Zhejiang region! What is it and how is it produced? Matcha is a high quality variety of green tea in powder form< /strong>. It is produced from bushes whose leaves are called tencha. Harvesting is done by hand to ensure the quality of the leaves. Unlike other varieties of green tea, tencha leaves are steamed to preserve flavor and nutritional content. The leaves are then ground in granite mills and this is how the green powder is produced which is the raw material for Matcha tea. Matcha green tea has recently become quite popular. Matcha means powdered tea. It contains 137 times more antioxidants than a simple green tea and this is because we consume the whole tea leaf and not just the infusion. Unlike green tea, in matcha tea the leaves of the plant, before harvesting, are shaded and this change in sunlight raises the levels of chlorophyll which is rich in nutrients. Once harvested, the leaves are steamed to stop fermentation that would reduce these elements. After drying, they are ground with stones and give us a bright green powder. Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, it is a more powerful source of nutrients than green tea. In addition to the vitamins and minerals it contains, matcha is rich in antioxidants that protect against heart disease and cancer, better regulate blood sugar, lower blood pressure and have anti-aging properties. In addition to polyphenols (antioxidants), the bunch also contains a substance called EGCG, which has been shown to boost metabolism and slow down the growth of cancer cells. Matcha contains a hundred times more antioxidants than a simple green tea. It is good for balancing the metabolism, memory, skin and hair, while at the same time it stimulates the body and has a fat-dissolving effect.
- Matcha is about 10 times stronger than regular green tea.
- Its antioxidant properties are higher than those of blueberries, 100 times stronger than vitamin C and 25 times more active than vitamin E.
- Matcha contains 70 times more antioxidants than fresh orange juice and 9 times beta carotene than spinach. It also contains adequate amounts of fiber as well as all the necessary vitamins and minerals for good health.
How to Use Matcha Obviously the most popular way to enjoy matcha is by drinking it. the simple dissolved in cold water. Matcha has earned the title “Japanese Espresso” because of its nutrients and the fact that the ground leaves themselves are consumed instead of being brewed. Matcha can also be used to add green tea flavor to various drinks and foods. You could add it to a smoothie or frozen yogurt. The powder can be added to doughs or pastry creations, giving them a distinctive grassy green color.