Now matcha tea has become really popular outside of Japan, and it’s not just about its interesting rich taste. This type of tea can be an excellent alternative to coffee drinks, because it also increases energy, gives tone, promotes good concentration and improves mood.
This range of positive feelings can be felt thanks to the unique composition of matcha tea.
Matcha tea came to us from Japan. There, the powdered leaves of this green tea are added to various dishes, desserts, drinks, and cosmetics. This variety of tea is very much appreciated in Japan because it gives vigor, strengthens the immune system and helps to stay young and healthy longer.
Matcha Tea: Benefits
The antioxidant catechins in this tea are just a find for the body’s cells. They protect it from oxidation, which prevents cancer. And rodent studies have confirmed that matcha can even reduce cell damage.
It is believed that one cup of matcha tea contains the antioxidant power of ten cups of regular green tea.
The match contains L-theanine, which has a relaxing effect on the body but does not cause drowsiness. L-theanine also contributes to the production of serotonin (a hormone of joy), which improves mood.
Matcha tea contains quite a lot of caffeine (approximately like in one cup of coffee), but due to L-theanine, its effect is mitigated. Both components, according to research, improve the cognitive abilities of the brain, help focus and better perceive information.
Unlike coffee, matcha tea does not cause nervousness, but it invigorates well.
According to preliminary data, this variety of tea protects the kidneys and liver from damage and contributes to their proper functioning.
The match affects the acceleration of metabolism and contributes to the burning of fats three to four times faster.
Also, matcha is beneficial for the cardiovascular system.
Therefore, the drink will be an excellent choice not only for those who are forced to give up coffee because of their health condition (for example, excessive excitement or tremor) but also for everyone who wants to switch to a healthier diet.
How to choose and cook?
Fresh and properly brewed matcha will have a light sweetish aroma and aftertaste. Light bitterness in the drink is acceptable. But if it’s too bitter, then most likely the tea has gone bad.
According to Japanese tradition, matcha tea is poured into a cup of hot water and stirred with a special whisk. But an ordinary spoon will do. You can add milk and a sweetener to your taste.
Of course, caffeine in matcha tea can still cause a headache, disturb sleep patterns, digestion and increase irritability. But this is only if you abuse tea.
To understand how a drink is right for you, just try a cup every morning. If you do not feel any pain in the abdomen, or excessive irritability, or other unpleasant consequences – continue to enjoy healthy tea. If, nevertheless, the body does not respond well to it, just choose another morning drink, there are a lot of them now. Also, do not drink this type of tea less than 4-6 hours before bedtime.
Have you tried to match the tea? If so, did you like his taste? Did you feel its invigorating effect?