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What is Matcha green tea powder?

Updated on April 19, 2015

What is Matcha green tea powder?

Matcha green tea powder is a form of green tea made from only quality tea leaves that is ground to a fine powder at a mill. Matcha green tea originated in Japan where it was served only to royalty. It has a very fine texture similar to baby powder and can be brewed either thick or thin depending on your personal preference.

Matcha is not just a wonderful tasting drink it is also very good for you health because it is loaded with disease fighting antioxidants. The health benefits of green tea are quite impressive that is why you find green tea in just about everything nowadays.

What makes Matcha green tea so special is the fact that when you drink a cup your getting the full benefit of the tea because you are consuming the whole leaves and not just drinking the tea that has been steeped off the leaves. You get to take advantage of all the vitamins and antioxidants this tea has to offer.

Matcha is made only from quality tea leaves and a good matcha can't be found in a grocery store and tends to fetch a higher price over some other types of tea. There are some places online that sells matcha at a reasonable price.

If you never tried matcha green tea I highly recommend you do, you may just find yourself pleasantly addicted to a healthy habit.

How to brew matcha green tea?

Matcha brewing guide

1. Pre heat a Matcha bowl with hot water until the bowl is warm then remove the water and dry.

2. Add 1/4 tsp (Add more for a thicker brew)to the bowl

3. Add 1 cup of hot water temp 165-175 deg F (This temp range is important)

4. Rinse a whisk and vigorously whisk the tea and water until it becomes frothy.

5. At this stage you should have what looks to be a bowl of algae...congratulations on your moment ...Enjoy! :-)

Tips

1. Use a matcha whisk it is the best way to make this tea it don't work as well with a spoon....I tried.

2. Use a good quality water, It makes a difference. Try spring water.

3. Never bring the water to a boil before adding it to you tea if you boil it start over.

4. Never use water that is too hot this will bitter your tea.

5. The goal is to mix the tea so that it suspends in the water the tea is not suppose to dissolve.

Brewing Matcha

Things you should know about Matcha.

* Matcha contains is Good source of L-theanine & amino acids which improve calmness and mental clarity.

* Matcha is an excellent blood detoxifer due to high chlorophyll content.

* Matcha also contains 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice, has roughly nine times the beta-carotene of Spinach, and four times that of carrots.

Matcha, also has approximately 10 times the antioxidants of regular teas per gram.

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Matcha Smooties!!

Low calorie Matcha smoothie

Ingredients

* 1 tsp (or more) Matcha green tea powder

* 2 tsp hot water

* 1 cup skim milk

* 1 ripe frozen banana (or other fruit get creative here)

* 1 tbs honey (optional)

* 3-4 ice cubes

* 1/2 cup of frozen yogurt for more body (will add a few calories)(optional)

Step 1 Mix the matcha in in the hot water

Step 2 Add ingredients to the blender then add the matcha

Step 3 Blend until you have a smoothie :-)

More things to cook with Matcha

*Matcha rice pudding*

2 1/2 cups of whole milk

1 Tbls. Matcha green tea powder

1/3 cup white rice

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/3 cup raisins

Stir Matcha in into the milk. Combine this mix into a medium saucepan with rice and salt up to just about to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice is tender. Stir frequently.

In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg and brown sugar together.

Add egg mixture into the saucepan of rice and milk and stir well, on low heat, for 10 minutes or so, until thickened. Do not boil. Stir in the vanilla extract. Remove from heat and stir in the raisins and cinnamon. Serve (2-3)

More to come!

Chinese Proverb

"It's better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one."

Health benefits of green tea

* Reduces high blood pressure

* Naturally increases energy with continued use

* Prevents Cardiovascular disease

* Keeps your immune system healthy

* Reduces inflammation

* Has some effect on weight loss

* Research indicates that green tea may prevent some types of cancers It is believed that because the antioxidants clean out the poisonous free radicals out of your body, It slows the onset of cancer.

* There have been thousands of studies on the health benefits of tea.

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      Davidof77 

      6 years ago

      very informative lens! good read and resources...reminds to order new batch of matcha =)

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      paradise231 

      6 years ago

      nice post

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      unqedomain 

      7 years ago

      I love matcha it is really good with a lot of food taste refreshing just love it!!!!

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      GilbertoFields 

      7 years ago

      Nice lens... I am a tea lover myself... but only tisane at night...

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      rmyskd 

      9 years ago

      Never tried Green Tea. I should try it. Found your lens via Link Referral.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      I would love for you to try my matcha company at www.living-qi.com.

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Hi, what a nice lens

      I agree that green tea has many benefit for health,

      beside made long life for human body it's good

      for every people ,every age.

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      qlcoach 

      9 years ago

      We are learning more and more about the healing power of green tea. Thanks for sharing this excellent lens. I met you via Link Referral. Hope you will see how I try to help others in new ways too. Sincerely: Gary Eby, author and therapist

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      packman57 

      9 years ago

      Great informative Lens. Well written and learned a thing or two. Great Job

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      Wendy Henderson 

      9 years ago from PA

      This looks very interesting. I love green tea. I bet I would love this. ~Wendy

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      9 years ago

      Just dropping in again as I surf through link referral. Still good information on the product.

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      Linda Hoxie 

      9 years ago from Idaho

      I didn't know about matcha, but I know of the great benefits of drinking green tea, supposed to be very good for you! Great lens, thanks for sharing! Linda

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      nightbear lm 

      9 years ago

      Excellent lens, nicely laid out and great subject. thanks for sharing.

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      GregGiordano 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for all the info on Matcha. I would love to experience a true Japanese Tea Ceremony one day (visiting Japan is on my list of things to do in this lifetime). Great work!

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      Sweetmomu 

      9 years ago

      Great lens, I plan to try some of the recipes. Linkreferral plus squidoo has been fun and profitable!

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      flowski lm 

      9 years ago

      I've never heard of Matcha green tea powder, I'll have to try it! Thanks

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for joining G Rated Lense Factory!

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      gordboehler 

      9 years ago

      Excellent Lens. I'm a coffee drinker

      myself but the Missus' loves tea.

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      ZBT 

      9 years ago

      Thanks for opening my horizons to a new type of tea; new to me, anyway. Very informative lens. I like how you covered your topic in so many different ways. Bravo to you!

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      Rich 

      9 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Very informative - I need some mental clarity right now ;) Good job!

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      very nice product I saw you on linkreferral 5*'s

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      marsha32 

      9 years ago

      My mom would like this one, she drinks green tea every morning.

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      deadhead 

      9 years ago

      oh wow I love Matcha nice lens!

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      WhippetTalk 

      9 years ago

      Look interesting. I'd like to try it someday. It is expensive. But people pay a lot for coffee too. I like that it has antioxidents in it though. Nice lens and good information.

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