Matcha comes from the same plant as typical green teas. Before harvesting, the plant is moved to a shaded area for several weeks. This increases it’s chlorophyll production, when ready the leaves are ground up into a powder creating Matcha. It has a higher dose of antioxidants than standard green tea.
Because of its high antioxidant content it’s been said to help detoxify, prevent disease, lower cholesterol, and lower blood sugar. Matcha has also been claimed to be beneficial in boosting metabolism. It has fiber, chlorophyll, and vitamins. Matcha is also a natural source of caffeine.
If you’re ready to give this green powder a try, check out some of these recipes to get you started.
Matcha Chai Latte by Matcha Source
Pistachio Green Tea Cupcakes with Matcha Cream Cheese Frosting by Spoonful of Flavor
Matcha Green Tea Sugar Cookies by Yammie’s Noshery
Roasted Blackberry Matcha Pops by Thirsty for Tea