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How to Make Matcha
Prep Time: 5 mins
Matcha is a non-fermented Japanese tea used in various ceremonies. Made from Camellia senensis, the flavor comes from the fact that the leaves are not fermented and that they are grown in the shade during the last stage of the growth process. This helps to increase the chlorophyll content in the leaves and gives it its distinct flavor.
Matcha can benefit your blood sugar. As long as you're enjoying unsweetened versions, you're good to go. (If you're used to using sweeteners and creams with your coffee, you may want to add flavoring, though it really doesn't need to be sweetened.)
Matcha can help you stay awake and boost your energy. Matcha contains a natural substance called 1-theanine, which triggers a sense of alertness. Compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, you get more of an alert-calm sensation. So, you have feelings of relaxation rather than drowsiness.
Matcha may lower your risk of heart disease. Research shows that people who drink unsweetened teas are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease later in life. It can also help fight other chronic diseases like obesity. It's also rich in polyphenols, which have been linked to heart disease protection.
Matcha can help prevent aging. Matcha is rich in catechins, a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. Catechins look for harmful free radicals in your cells, preventing tissue damage in your skin.
Learn how to make matcha green tea at home! I typically enjoy my matcha tea without sweetener, but matcha brands vary in bitterness. If you're new to making matcha, or if your tea tastes bitter, add a few drops of maple syrup or honey to sweeten it to your liking.
- ¼ teaspoon matcha
- 2 ounces hot water, 175°F is ideal
- 6 ounces additional hot water or steamed milk of choice, almond milk, oat milk, coconut milk, dairy milk, etc.
- Maple syrup, honey, or other sweetener, optional
Sift the matcha into a mug or small bowl to get rid of any lumps.
Pour in the 2 ounces of the hot water. Using a matcha whisk or small regular whisk, whisk briskly from side to side until the matcha is fully dispersed and there is a foamy layer on top.
Add the remaining 6 ounces hot water or steamed milk and whisk again until foamy. Sweeten to taste, if desired.
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