Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Ohio Tea Company, Raspberry Matcha

Unlike green tea made with whole leaves or leaf parts, matcha's leaf powder is finely ground and doesn't need to be strained after steeping. The vibrant green powder blends into hot water and you drink the entire beverage

Shade grown green tea (Samidori cultivar)- Orgin -Uiji, Kyoto, Japan

I am not a big fan of the taste of matcha, but I do love the health benefits. This raspberry matcha has a fruitiness that does help with grassy flavor.  I have found that adding this matcha to my protein shakes really is not that bad, I can drink it and actually enjoy it.

"What are the Health Benefits of Matcha Tea?

One serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea
When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf   
Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea."

Some health benefits:

High in antioxidants 
Protects the Liver
Boosts metabolism 
Burns calories naturally
Helps prevent Cancer
Protects the Heart
Calms the mind 
Relaxes the body
Boosts mood 
Helps with Focus
Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Draw Backs, May cause:

May cause stomach upset
Can cause constipation
Other side effects are common with overuse
Caffeine may cause insomnia

There are all kinds of recipes out there, try googling them.  Check out this website too, https://dailyburn.com/life/recipes/matcha-recipes-matcha-latte/  or this one https://www.justonecookbook.com/matcha-recipes/

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