Why We're Crazy About Matcha
Most of us depend on coffee or heavily caffeinated drinks to keep up with our busy lives, but more and more people are finding they are addicted or sensitive to these types of beverages. Thus, you might be looking for a comparable alternative.
Enter Matcha Tea. This tea has created quite the craze, with Matcha bars popping up all over, but it’s with good reason. We’re obsessed with Matcha, not only because of the taste or the feel but because it’s actually loaded with health benefits so we can feel truly good about putting it in our bodies.
What is Matcha?
Matcha is a concentrated form of green tea that has been around for over 800 years. It contains the entire tea leaf, ground up, so you’re able to get the full benefits. Matcha has ten times the health benefits of regular green tea. Not only is this superfood loaded with antioxidants, but it gives you a steady source of energy with no crash, no jitters, and no upset stomach.
It can be brewed with water or any type of milk for a delicious Matcha latte.
Speeds up metabolism and burns fat
Helps with concentration, memory and alertness
Lowers cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of heart disease and diabetes
Detoxifies the blood and the body
Boosts immune system
When selecting a Matcha, try to get organic, and make sure it’s pure. The Matcha you find at mainstream coffee shops or standard grocery stores will usually be packed with added sugar, chemicals and milk powders.
If you live locally, Green Table is our favorite spot in Santa Barbara to get a Matcha fix. They sell their Matcha in bulk bags as well, so you can make it at home.