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Matcha 101

Matcha seems to be the entire craze lately.

It has become the in beverage – touted by celebrities, and at the same time, chugged down by trendy hipster cafes. Generally, it is stirring up a storm in the health and beauty world.

roleaf matcha 101 in bowl with whisk

What is matcha?

It essentially means “powdered tea”. Japanese craftsman crush tea leaves into a special form of fine powder to make it a drink. In comparison to traditional green tea, it is healthier and more concentrated. It is more potent because you are drinking the actual tea leaves.

p.s. Our Matcha powder is of the finest quality from Yame, Japan.

 

Read more: Green Tea 101

 

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matcha powder

1. Nutritional Matcha

It is a much more powerful source of nutrients because it is more concentrated than traditional steeped green tea. Vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and polyphenols, matcha has it all.

Tip: A cup of matcha a day keeps the doctor away!

2. Calmness

It is a great alternative to coffee. It will help with the decaffeinating process. You get the alertness you need without the crash. It also has the added benefit of the compound “l-theanine” which induces relaxation without drowsiness. In brief, alert yet calm.

Matcha is traditionally prepared by mixing a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to slightly less than a boil). The drink is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it reaches a nice frothy consistency.

3. Weight Loss

Matcha is rich in the compound catechins which has thermogenic properties. Therefore, it increases metabolism, and promotes fat oxidation, even at rest.

Tip: Studies have shown that exercising immediately after drinking it results in 25% more fat burn during exercise.

Read more: 3 Green Tea Tips for Weight Loss

 

4. Fibre

Constipation? Matcha contains a high level of easily absorbable dietary fibre that will ensure smooth excretion. Besides that, it also help in stabilizing blood sugar levels.

What are you waiting for? Get some matcha into your daily regime! Buy now!

It will definitely boost your health and take it to the next level.

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We stress the importance of health to our customers and our partners. In fact, we believe that with the right thinking and the right diet, anyone’s health & quality of life will improve.

Tea with its multiple medicinal qualities is a great and affordable way to incorporate into a healthy diet. Hence, living a healthy and purposeful life can be very affordable, convenient and sometimes even free! No need for millions of dollars. Get started now as there is no better timing! Sometimes all it takes is a simple shift in mindset and access to great quality tea! Therefore, we hope to provide up to date “life hacks”, real life experiences and everything about tea to propel you to living your fullest life!

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