Things to Know About Matcha Green Tea DartmoorDevon, PL7 2FDUnited Kingdom http://www.ilovematchatea.co.uk/PHONE: +44 7966 632735
Special Form of Green Tea • The literal meaning of Matcha is “powdered tea.” • Matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture. • Steamed to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. • The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.
Health Benefits • Potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea • Matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols • Protection against heart disease, cancer, better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction and anti-aging • Boost metabolism and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells
Traditionally Involves Meditation • Matcha is the focus of Japanese Tea ceremonies • Reduce cortisol (a stress hormone known to drive appetite and increase belly fat) • Lower inflammation (a known trigger of premature aging and disease) • Curb impulsive eating • Lower blood pressure, and boost self-esteem and compassion
Contains Caffeine • Get three times as much caffeine than a cup of steeped tea • Matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness.
Concern of Lead Contamination • Traditional green tea has 90% of the lead when steeped • A cup of matcha may contain as much as 30 times more lead than a cup of green tea. • Recommend drinking no more than one cup daily, and not serving it to children
Where to buy? • Buy Matcha Green Tea From our Online Shop • http://www.ilovematchatea.co.uk/shop/ DartmoorDevon, PL7 2FDUnited Kingdom http://www.ilovematchatea.co.uk/PHONE: +44 7966 632735