The first time Dad (Tim) used matcha was from a tea shop in New York City’s Chinatown. Mom was pretty strongly against the idea… how did we know it was safe, was taking that much tea a good idea? Eventually, even Mom became a fan of the benefits from healthy matcha drinks… though she drew the line at the recommended use as a toothpaste.
The health world is always abuzz with one wellness trend or another, but there are a few fads that look like they’ll be sticking around.
Matcha, matcha tea, matcha powder… whatever you want to call it, it’s here to stay! There are even matcha-dedicated café’s that have started popping up to celebrate this powerful little powder.
But do you know what matcha green tea powder actually does? Do you know how you can use it? And what about where to buy matcha powder? Here at Now To Love we certainly didn’t! So let’s examine the benefits of matcha and matcha green tea together.
Matcha is a powdered form of green tea. When a green tea is being made, the leaves are infused into hot water and then discarded, which means that most of the leaf is not consumed.
Matcha is the result of crushing these green tea leaves into a fine powder, so that instead of just the leaf infusion, you’re getting the whole goodness of the green tea leaf.
In a word – yep! By consuming the whole green tea leaf rather just the infusion, you’re getting 100 per cent of the nutrients that the leaf has to offer.