It would be wrong to say that Matcha came in and swept everybody off their feet. The love for Matcha has grown slowly over the last few years and today, it has a cult following across the world. Do you think there’s ‘matcha’ ado about Matcha? (sorry, we couldn’t resist that pun)? Well, here are 5 reasons to fall in love with this green brew.
Matcha Tea has a Smooth Flavour
Matcha’s manufacturing process differs from the way traditional green tea is cultivated and processed. Farmers grow Matcha by covering their tea plants 20-30 days right before harvest so as to avoid direct sunlight. Not only does this increase the chlorophyll production, but also boosts the amino acid content in the tea, giving the plant a dark green hue. It’s this process along with its powdered form that lends it a superior flavour and texture. Good quality Matcha has vegetal notes and a pleasant nuttiness.
Matcha Tea is Energizing
Typically, a 230 ml cup of Matcha tea made with 1 tsp of Matcha powder will pack in as much as 70 mg of caffeine. So if you’re looking to get your morning caffeine fix, Matcha is the way to go without any of the cravings or crash associated with coffee.Fun fact: Japanese legends say that Samurais chugged Matcha tea right before battle as it gave them an energy boost!
Matcha Tea Boosts Metabolism
Various fitness experts recommend Matcha as a pre-workout drink. A chemical compound in Matcha - EGCG, is known to boost metabolism and prevent the growth of fat cells. It’s safe to say that Matcha, when paired with regular exercise and a healthy diet, is sure to work wonders for your body.
Matcha Helps Detoxify Your Body
As mentioned above, during its production process, Matcha is kept shielded from sunlight. This facilitates chlorophyll production and boosts amino acid content. Additionally, it keeps the essential nutrients in the leaves secure. The increased chlorophyll content helps in detoxifying the body naturally. The high antioxidant levels present in Matcha are also very good for the body as it helps boost immunity.
Matcha Tea is Soothing
Matcha helps soothe the mind and body by activating the dopamine and serotonin receptors of the brain. That’s why it’s the perfect go-to brew if you are currently dealing with increased stress or anxiety.