Matcha tea is both a drink and a trendy Japanese powder made from dried tea leaves. The drink has a slightly bitter vegetable taste and an unusually bright green color. In recent years, matcha tea has become very popular due to its undeniable photogenic and health benefits. If you are planning to try this magnificent drink or use it as a powder we are going to share some interesting information about it. Before we proceed, make some hot tea and test your luck by joining the video slots. Matcha tea will help you not fall asleep and play all night long.
Matcha tea in powder form appeared everywhere a few years ago. It can be found in many well-known drinks and desserts, such as lattes, ice cream, etc. It seemed that if there wasn’t at least one dish with matcha tea on the menu, it was time to close the cafe.
About Matcha Tea
Matcha tea is a type of green tea that is made from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis. The leaves are ground into a fine powder and then mixed with hot water to make a drink. Matcha tea has a unique flavor that is often described as umami, or spicy.
Matcha tea originated in China, but it was brought to Japan in the 12th century by a Buddhist monk named Eisai. Matcha quickly became a popular drink among the Japanese aristocracy. Matcha tea became even more popular in Japan when it was used in the Japanese tea ceremony, which is a formal ritual that involves making and drinking tea.
Amazing Useful Abilities
This trendy green tea quickly became mainstream and captivated even coffee lovers from all over the world. Matcha green tea is often recommended for those who want to give up coffee, or hardcore coffee drinkers who tend to drink more than three cups of coffee a day. Because matcha uses leaves to make it, a serving of this tea contains 3 times more caffeine than a cup of regular brewed tea. Moreover, it is about the same as in a cup of brewed coffee. Thus, matcha tea is an excellent stimulant. A single dose, no more than 1/2 teaspoon of matcha no more than once a day, is sure to be a valuable addition to any diet.
The polyphenols, caffeine, and amino acids found in matcha tea have a wide range of health benefits. There are extensive studies that have examined green tea consumption and the reverse effect on stomach cancer. One such study, which included more than 1,400 people, found that consumption of green tea was associated with a lower risk of developing stomach cancer. It is believed that 1 cup of tea provides the same health benefits as 10 cups of green tea.
How To Cook Using Matcha Powder?
Matcha powdered tea is popular among cooks not only as a base drink but also as an ingredient in sweet and snack dishes. Many people like to experiment with this product because it is guaranteed to color a dish a rich green color. As matcha is a powder, it can easily be added to baked products like muffins, muffins, cookies, and cakes. Simply substitute a small amount of flour for the matcha powder. We recommend making pancakes or waffles with matcha for breakfast.
However, given the possibility of adverse reactions, we recommend refraining from matcha madness. Even superfoods can have problems. So consume matcha green powder in moderation.
How To Make Matcha Tea?
Let’s focus on the easiest way to consume matcha tea. Whisk the powder in hot water to make a frothy tea drink. You will need a matcha whisk, a special bamboo version called Chasen. It breaks up lumps and creates a frothy layer on the surface of the tea. You cannot use a fork or a spoon to whip or stir matcha tea.
If you are new to making matcha, feel free to add a few drops of maple syrup or honey to matcha tea. You can also sweeten the beverage if it is unaccustomedly bitter.