Matcha tea is not a new concept and has been around for quite a while. Its origins can be traced back to China and has also been a popular consumption in Japan. However it became a cult classic a few years back after gaining notoriety through Instagram, as most success stories pan out these days. Various people jumped on the matcha tea bandwagon ranging from supermodels to business owners. Coffee shops and cafes around the world hurriedly caught on that and were quick to cash in on that. But what is it about matcha that made people gravitate towards it and is the hype around it justified or just that, a hype?
What Is Matcha?
So for those who are unaware of its existence, matcha is a concentrated green tea powder which needs to be soaked in hot water in order to be consumed. Due to the concentration level in comparison with green tea, the caffeine boost it provides is higher. Because of its origins, matcha’s price level is higher than your average coffee or tea and so a lot of people consider this an indulgence instead of a regular, everyday consumption.
How To Make Matcha Tea?
To make matcha tea all you have to do is whisk matcha powder in hot water and then add either cold or hot milk, depending on whether you want an iced or a warm drink, along with your preferred sweetener and you have yourself a cup of matcha tea.
Benefits That Make it Worth The Hype:
Matcha is considered to contain multiple health benefits. It is proven to be high in antioxidants. Berries are usually full of antioxidants but so is matcha powder. Antioxidants help prevent our organs from oxidizing so to say they are essential would be an understatement. It has a calming effect which soothes the mind and body but also boosts brain function. Matcha is also rich in fiber and other vitamins which makes it a healthy caffeine alternative to coffee and tea. It is also said to boost metabolism which aids in weight loss. Last but not the least, it also helps with lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar.
The bottom line is that matcha carries more health factors than its counterparts. All the while giving you the daily caffeine dosage. So it is no wonder people are gaga over it as it is with good reason.