Make Matcha Great Again!

We’re taking a stand. We’ve seen way to many “alternative facts” out there…and, let’s face it, that title is way too catchy to pass up!

First things first, let’s dish out some truths.

There is no denying that we live in a world of “fake news” when it comes to healthy living. So how do you sift through the nonsense and really do what is right for your body? It’s simple; use common sense and consider your source.

Common Sense: Straight Up!

Ask yourself, why are you even bothering with matcha? If it’s for a healthy lifestyle choice, than you’re in the right place. Given its new “superfood” status, we have seen matcha turn up everywhere in every recipe. We have even published a few to appease the sugar-monster in you. But the more and more we see the matcha cookies, cheesecakes, unhealthy smoothies…you name it… the more we start trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

Go back to basics and ditch the desserts. Even the supposed “healthy ones”.

STOP.  Just eat cake if you must. But don’t fool yourself either.

You will get no health benefits from cheap, low quality matcha that is found in baked goods and low grade smoothies. So what’s the point? If you’re doing it for taste that’s one thing (but face it, in a low grade you aren’t getting the real taste). Just don’t think you are getting any nutritional value from a low grade matcha enveloped in sugar. It’s like making zucchini bread, which is good for you…with a half rotting, shrivelled up zucchini. What’s the point? You might as well just save yourself the effort and the money and have a cookie. Pro tip: Don’t waste your money on matcha if you get nothing from it.

Remember the Benefits: Body

High quality matcha has large stores of a potent, powerful antioxidant called EGCG. You want this stuff because it helps fend off harmful disease, lowers the risk of cancer and helps prevent cell damage. But did you know high antioxidants are great for losing weight? That’s right! The new trend in weight management is not calorie counting – it’s counting ORAC points which represents the amount of antioxidants in foods. Look it up, and if you’re using matcha to jump start a weight loss journey then grab the highest quality stuff.

Not only does matcha helps you get lean, but why not get additional health benefits while you’re looking and feeling your best? High quality matchas can improve blood flow, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and regulates glucose.

Also remember that matcha is no miracle worker. If you’re trying to lose weight or improve your health in general, DRINK IT PLAIN. STRAIGHT UP ALL THE WAY!

Ingest the whole leafy goodness remembering that you’re basically have a calorie-free, detoxifying, stomach-friendly, tea. Honestly, if you’re serious about reaping the wonderfulness that is matcha, sprinkling into you baked goods will literally serve no purpose. Using a low grade that disintegrates into a smoothie won’t do much either.

Remember the Benefits: Mind

Energy and calmness? How does that work?

There is a reason why your favorite energy drinks list green tea as one of their first ingredients. It gives you the boost that you need without the jittery and downright scary after effects of the caffeine crash that you get from coffee and energy drinks. Also due to matcha’s relation to the glutamine family, it relaxes the mind and boosts concentration levels. Sipping a cup of matcha in the morning renders your mind alert while maintaining a sense of calmness. This is why the Zen buddhists used the tea during meditation.

Now that we’ve armed you with what we think is common sense rant, go check for yourself. Don’t believe everything you read. But do us a favor, use the power of Google and trust well respected scientific journals to validate everything we are saying above.  Also, without trying to sell you anything, take a look at our story and learn who we are.  We are trying to do the right thing here. Read the scientific periodicals we consulted and do your own research. Make your own judgement.

We always say, matcha isn’t going to perform overnight miracles. However, we firmly believe it will help you in more ways that one if you’re doing it the right way.

And that’s that. In this crazy world of fake news, we could all use some clarity and some calmness to help guide us through the chaos. Start with a cup of tea!

And perhaps…the current President should have a cup too. Calmness. Focus. Clarity of mind. Couldn’t hurt.  And at the very least, it would reduce the 2AM tweets.

Health Benefits of Drinking Matcha Tea

Matcha. One of the newly labelled phenomenons in “superfoods” today.

It is so popular because it has triple the amounts of antioxidants than green tea, tons of chlorophyl,  lots fiber, and it even gives you energy.

What it is & Why it’s Good for You

In simple terms, matcha is a uniquely grown form of green tea. The green tea leaves are grown in the shade for three weeks. Then, the veins and stems are removed. This process promotes the growth of the amino acid theanine. Theanine is a part of the same amino acid group as glutamine which promotes a healthy metabolism. Theanine has the ability to reduce physical and mental stress, improve cognition and when combined with caffeine, it can boost mood and mental abilities.

Continue reading “Health Benefits of Drinking Matcha Tea”

Matcha Mysteries Revealed! From Benefits to Bathtoxes – Here is EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Matcha…NOW!

The Miracle of Matcha Green Tea

When I worked at a fair-trade and organic coffee and tea shop, I had the opportunity to learn about 180 different varieties of loose leaf, organic teas. One of my absolute favorites, and one that an increasing amount of clientele kept asking and raving about, was Matcha Green Tea. It truly is a miracle.

Continue reading “Matcha Mysteries Revealed! From Benefits to Bathtoxes – Here is EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Matcha…NOW!”

Caffeine in Matcha Tea: Matcha Vs. Coffee – What You Need to Know

Caffeine can be a helpful supplement that gives you extra energy, but it can also make you jittery or promote insomnia if you have too much. Therefore, it is very important to know how much caffeine you are consuming, and most types of tea and coffee contain varying amounts of caffeine. If you regularly buy matcha or coffee and are trying to keep track of your caffeine intake, here is what you need to know about how matcha tea’s caffeine content compares to the caffeine content of coffee.

Continue reading “Caffeine in Matcha Tea: Matcha Vs. Coffee – What You Need to Know”

Matcha TeaTox Craze! TeaTox the Pounds Away with these Great Recipes!

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the entire world, after water. It’s no wonder that indigenous peoples and wisdom cultures have been enjoying the incredible benefits of tea since its discovery. Beyond drinking your tea, there are many ways to reap the benefits of this miraculous plant, like taking a detoxifying green tea bath, making a DIY green tea mask for a facial boost, cooking with tea leaves or using tea leaves for aromatherapy.

Continue reading “Matcha TeaTox Craze! TeaTox the Pounds Away with these Great Recipes!”

Spice Up Your Sex Life Guys: Matcha Me Baby!

Do you like drinking tea? Have you ever tried Matcha green tea? It tastes amazing and it is known for all kinds of of health benefits, but did you, know that apart from all of that, it can enhance male sex life? Who knew that if you buy matcha, you could be investing into your sexual prowess in a very big way? Does it sound too be good to true? It isn’t. Green tea sex is a very real thing and you will be happy you tried it. Whether you have been dealing with erectile problems or you simply want to have more energy in the bedroom, kitchen, or even the garden, read on!

Continue reading “Spice Up Your Sex Life Guys: Matcha Me Baby!”

Matcha Made Easy! How to Make Matcha

Crafting a cup of matcha tea is a delicate process, relaxing in its simplistic ritual, routine but not mundane. The best part: at the end, you’re rewarded with a refreshing cup of tea. There are several ways to go about this process depending on the tools you have available; below is how to make matcha with traditional Japanese utensils, with a whisk, plus how to make extra thick matcha and matcha lattes.

Continue reading “Matcha Made Easy! How to Make Matcha”

Why You Need a Matcha Smoothie in Your Life

Fairy Dust? Everything You Need to Know about Matcha

What if you could eat just one thing a day that sped up your metabolism, burned fat, calmed your mind and your body, prevented disease and aging, and tasted great on the go? Would it be worth your while to spend 10 minutes preparing it before you started your day?

Before you tell me to quit snorting fairy dust and ride my unicorn right on out of here, just listen. There is a pretty powerful substance out there – one you can buy at the grocery store – just a tablespoon of which can do everything that your jolt of Starbucks does without the eyeball jitters. And you can add it to something that you might already be eating.

Continue reading “Why You Need a Matcha Smoothie in Your Life”

Step Up Your Health and Beauty Game Today! Just Add Matcha

Why You Need to Try Matcha Skincare

Matcha is a specially-processed form of green tea, famous for its use in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha offers great benefits whether you drink it or put it on your skin. This beverage can add some elegance to your day and a sense of simple luxury to your beauty products.

Continue reading “Step Up Your Health and Beauty Game Today! Just Add Matcha”

Where to Buy Matcha?

Good health is paramount. You’ve only got one body – treat it as best you possibly can.

Whatever we put into our bodies definitely has an impact on how we feel from day to day and can play a significant role in the promotion or prevention of diseases and illnesses. With so many fad diets and health studies changing our perceptions regularly, it’s hard to understand whether or not we are fueling ourselves with proper nutrition.

Continue reading “Where to Buy Matcha?”