A good way to determine the quality of a new teahouse or natural café in your neighborhood is by how the owners list their tea beverages on the menu or daily special drinks board. Do they simply offer green tea, or do they list matcha along with an explanation of its type (ceremonial or culinary), revealing its true quality? Whereas it was still considered acceptable a few years ago to offer basic green tea or culinary green tea matcha, today’s savvy consumers expect only the best—top-tier matcha of ceremonial grade. I truly think every tea and coffee house or eatery that serves a green tea beverage owes its patrons the option of the very best—pure, ceremonial matcha— premium green tea leaves finely ground into a smooth, rich powder to be brewed and served hot and flavorful for sipping and savoring. Continue Reading
Daily Matcha Shots: Blasts of Energy for Heights of Bliss
If one of your current irresistible cravings is a daily blast or three of ground gourmet green tea, you have joined the ranks of modern matcha mania. Not only is this habit madly addictive, it is also outrageously healthy, which the majority of habit-forming rituals in hectic, stressful modern-day life are not. I highly recommend taking advantage of the wealth of healthful benefits this magical, natural beverage has to offer while this hot, enticing drink remains the coolest bright, green, drinkable temptation in sight (and taste).
Packed with powerhouse nutritional greats like antioxidants as polyphenols to keep those mean, oxidizing free radicals in check and the dependable amino acids of theophylline and L-theanine that carry on a constant balancing act, giving you a soothing, yet revitalizing blend of high energy and serene calm. No wonder this beverage has long been a favorite of Buddhist monks and other meditative, contemplative souls. Even when you disregard the promotional glitz and glamour surrounding this health-enhancing refreshment, there simply is no better vital, invigorating way to begin your day than with the smooth, fashionable matcha of your choice. Continue Reading
I was fortunate enough to be introduced to matcha by an experienced vegan who sings its praises as highest among all natural modern culinary beverage delights. For those who have not yet tried this magical drink, matcha is actually the leaves of the green tea plant in finely ground green powder form. Because these tea leaves are extremely rich in their antioxidant content, every time you consume a cup of this delicious drink you are also enhancing your overall health.
Many former coffee addicts have now become avid drinkers of green powdered tea. Although this very popular and healthful beverage contains much less caffeine than coffee, it provides drinkers with the amazing combination of zen calmness and a caffeine high. You can mix this healthy powder with other bevie favorites such as soy lattes and smoothies. Most matcha users agree that enjoying the uplifting, delicate flavor of matcha green tea is huge in comparison to consuming a dark, muddy, unhealthy beverage every time you visit Starbucks or your neighborhood cafe.
Want to Ditch that Coffee Addiction Once and For All – Switch to Matcha Today!
Matcha is an exquisite variety of green tea. It originated in medieval China, but matcha is best known for its place in the famous traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha differs from other varieties of green tea in that the tea plants are grown in the shade for the final three weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins of the plant are removed during processing. These subtle differences in cultivation result in a subtle, yet delicious difference in taste. The smoother taste of matcha green tea is a compelling enough reason to consume it—but there are many more reasons why matcha is superior to other hot beverages. Here’s why switching out your morning cup of Joe for a cup of matcha is a great idea. Continue Reading