On the surface, matcha is pretty normal because it’s just powdered tea, but on the inside, it’s nothing short of special. In Japanese culture, particularly the nation’s traditional tea ceremony, it is used with a special focus on preparation, serving, and drinking. The dawn of the modern era saw matcha be used by food experts (and eventually others) for something more, among them are flavoring and/or coloring food.
Here are some matcha fun facts you should know:
It’s 100x stronger than brewed tea.
Because it is made from pure ground whole green tea leaves, you getting 99.9% of its nutrients.
It improves metabolism more than tea and coffee.
It’s like tea and coffee, but it’s much effective.
It slows down aging.
Matcha has catechin, a type of phenol and antioxidant that prevents free radicals from destroying body cells.
It lowers blood pressure.
This is again due to the mighty powers of catechin. Aside from keeping your cells young, it can also restrain peptide hormones from increasing your blood pressure.
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