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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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8 Marvelous Matcha Milkshake Recipes for You

Green tea is known for its health benefits as well as for its place in traditional Japanese culture. Matcha is a form of green tea that is processed into a dry powder that can be mixed with any liquid to turn it into a delicious beverage. In a customary Japanese tea ceremony, this green powdered tea is prepared, served and consumed. Matcha is also used as a natural dye for certain types of noodles and green tea flavored ice cream.

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Japan Meets France! Green Tea Madelines, Macaroons and More! Oh la la!

In japan tea is a cornerstone of cooking, culture and ritual. Now, matcha, a staple of Japan’s tea tradition, has gone international. This powdered version of green tea has been embraced by chefs around the world as a way to add intriguing flavor to all kinds of dishes along with the potent antioxidant properties of brewed tea. Japan meets France in a surprising variety of matcha infused macaroons, madeleines and more inspired by classic French cooking. Grab yourself some quality green tea, try these and enjoy!

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9 Easy Everyday Matcha Smoothies To Get You Going

A green powdered tea smoothie is a fast and delicious breakfast option or for any time of day. Sure, it’s quick and tasty, but that’s not all. Smoothies can be as creative as your imagination. Indulge yourself.

Get out your blender and your favorite cup and experience at least one of these scrumptious smoothie recipes today. Make sure you’re using a good quality green tea powder, ideally matcha, to ensure that you are reaping all of the health benefits in the process! Continue Reading

Cool Green Tea Ice Cream Recipes for One and All

The amazing health benefits of green tea is the world is once best kept secret. The tea’s antioxidants have unique properties to benefit anyone and everyone. There’s many ways to consume green tea. When you desire a sweet treat, green tea is there for you. Try these green tea ice cream recipes and satisfy your craving for dessert with less guilt. Continue Reading

Festive Matcha Recipes that Usher in The Holiday Season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Now that the hustle of Thanksgiving and black Friday is over, we can officially kick-start the holiday season! Starbucks is on the ball with its slew of holiday inspired recipes and concoctions and many people are interested in learning jazz up their old favorites and add a little touch of green magic to their holidays. Powdered green tea, known as matcha, is a great way to add a boost to any holiday drink or food. Below are some of the best holiday matcha recipes from around the internet:

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Delicious Green Tea Cake Recipes That You’ll Love to Make

Awesome Green Tea Cakes

Sometimes, you just need a treat….

Drinking green tea is good for you. Study after study has shown that green tea is rich in compounds that boost the immune system, improve memory, slow aging and lower blood pressure, among a long list of other benefits. But if sipping the green stuff isn’t for you – or ever if it is – you can also get your green tea in a number of other tasty ways, including green tea cake.

Green tea has long been an ingredient in Japanese desserts such as ice cream. But Western cooks are learning that green tea works surprisingly well in baking, adding a delicate touch of flavor – and those healthy ingredients – to cupcakes, cheesecake and more.

What makes green tea so healthy? In all its varieties, tea is rich in compounds called catechins, along with a number of other antioxidants that protect the body against inflammation and promote cell health. But because Green tea undergoes less processing than the black tea we’re most used to drinking, it retains more of these key healing compounds.

Damage to cells creates conditions that can lead to a variety of health problems, including memory loss, impaired blood flow, and heart problems. But according to studies reported by institutions such as the Harvard School of Medicine and the National Institutes for Health, the catechins in green tea help to keep blood vessels supple, with benefits for the heart eh brain and the health of the whole body. It helps lower blood pressure and can reduce cholesterol. It can regulate blood sugar in people with diabetes, and it may even be helpful in preventing diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Medical experts recommend drinking three to four cups of green tea a day to reap the maximum benefits. But green tea cake is a delicious way to get those magical catechins too. Green tea cam be added to just about any kind of cake recipe, but you can’t just drop a few tea leaves into the batter. To add green tea in baking, career cooks recommend either buying matcha, a green tea powder, or adding green tea leaves to melted butter, then straining the butter to remove bits of tea leaves. Continue Reading