Matcha tea is a young delicate tea leaf most commonly grown and processed in Japan. Rich in antioxidants, amino acids and also chlorophyll which lends it’s rich bright green colour. The whole tea leaf is powered and added into not just tea blends but also baking, smoothies and soups. Consuming the whole leaf increases the nutrient content dramatically in relation to other teas like green tea.
L-Theanine is the most prevalent amino acid in Matcha which is known to have a relaxing effect in mind and body. L-Theanine increases serotonin, dopamine, GABA and glycine levels in our brains.
NOTE: Matcha does contain caffeine but smaller amounts similar to green tea.
- Add a small amount of the Match tea powder to some hot water in the mug to make a paste
- Add half cup of hot milk or dairy free alternative, Almond or coconut work well. Try to whisk when heating up so you get some frothy action
- Fill to the top of mug with hot water
- Sweeten with honey to taste
Enjoy a moment to yourself while indulging in this delight.