Matcha green tea is a variety of Japanese tea with incredible medicinal benefits and healing properties ideal for enjoying good health. Discover what this delicious drink consists of.

Japan stands out for being a country where the consumption of green tea is very popular as coffee is in Spain. In addition, it surprises not only by the great tradition that holds around this mythical and popular drink, but also by the great diversity of varieties of tea that we can find in this beautiful Eastern country.

Among the most well-known and consumed varieties we can find tea Bancha (common tea), known as Gyokuro tea (jade dew), Genmaicha tea (variety of tea with roasted rice grain), Kabusecha tea, Tea Hojicha (deliciously toasted tea), tea Kukicha (tea of stems), the tea Tamaryokucha (the popular ball of green tea), tea Sencha (tea roasted) and tea Matcha (also popularly known as green tea Matcha ).

It is a variety of tea characterized for being ground green tea, so that unlike other types of green tea, it is presented and sold as a powder, with that characteristic green color that distinguishes it so much.

It is one of the teas traditionally used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony and its presentation as ground tea is very common not only for the production of the tea beverage itself, but also emphasizes its use in the kitchen in the preparation of classic Japanese desserts, ice cream and biscuits.

The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea

Very rich in antioxidants:

Flavonoids are plant pigments found in many plants, and provide a good diversity of benefits for our health. Matcha green tea is very rich in flavonoids, which means that it becomes a tremendously antioxidant drink, especially by the presence of the known tea catechins. Watch Thomas DeLauer’s Matcha green tea benefits explanation Watch Thomas DeLauer’s Matcha green tea benefits explanation. He includes Matcha in his own post workout routines.

These catechins have a great capacity to neutralize the negative action of free radicals, helping positively in reducing the effects they exert on our body.

It also provides vitamin C, a key essential nutrient in preventing cancer, strengthen our defenses and aid in the process of natural purification of our body, for example preventing fluid retention or eliminating toxins.
High tannin content

In addition to being very rich in flavonoids, Matcha tea has a high concentration of tannins, which act as a mild laxative, which means that it becomes an ideal tea variety to improve intestinal transit, in a totally natural way and simple.

Help to lose weight:

If we take into account that the tannins present in Matcha green tea acts primarily as a detoxifier, cleanser and mild laxative, there is no doubt that it becomes an ideal tea to lose weight and lose weight.

Among its recognized qualities in this regard, we must emphasize above all its ability to increase metabolism, and therefore increase the burning of calories by our body.

Reduces cholesterol and blood sugar:

Because of its high content of antioxidants, it is an ideal drink to reduce high levels of fats in the blood, helping especially when lowering the values of high cholesterol and triglycerides.

On the other hand, it has been found that regular consumption of Matcha tea helps to lower blood sugar levels, while being suitable for people with diabetes by not raising insulin levels.

Provides vitality:

Recent studies have found that consuming Matcha green tea regularly is useful to provide vitality to our body, acting naturally to provide energy. In fact, it has been demonstrated that Matcha tea is able to improve the physical resistance of those who consume it habitually.

How to prepare Matcha green tea

The truth is that preparing Matcha green tea is extremely simple. But for this, in addition to the tea and water itself, you need a fine strainer and a Japanese brush usually used for making this traditional drink (in case you do not have it with a small spoon).

Ingredients you need:

2 tablespoons Matcha green tea
1 cup of water

First heat some water in a saucepan, and when it reaches a temperature of about 80 ° C pour into the cup where you go to serve the tea in order to heat it. Then discard this water and dry the cup with great care.

Sieve with the aid of a colander the amount of Matcha green tea that you are going to use to make the tea (this time 2 tablespoons). Strain it finely to remove any impurity that may exist, letting it fall directly onto the cup where you are going to take it.

Meanwhile, heat the equivalent of 1 cup of water, but not more than 80 ° C. Then add warm water to the green tea and use the brush or spoon to beat the green tea until it is integrated with the hot water, and foam.

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