We have talked a lot in Vidae about the many benefits and properties of Matcha tea for health, such as that it contains 5 times more than L-theanine, is rich in a healthy form of caffeine called theophylline; his great contribution of antioxidants, polyphenols or fiber which helps speed up the metabolism; helps reduce fluid retention, improves concentration, helps reduce anxiety, among others.
The Matcha It has become so ubiquitous, it’s no wonder how it got so popular today. Likewise, there are also some very common questions among the society that we answer today in this article
1. Why does my Matcha at home taste different than what I get at a coffee shop?
Sugar. Many of the Matcha powders that you can buy when you are in a coffee shop have sweeteners. They are probably also using the Utensils
inadequate to froth the milk. However, if they use the whisk chasen and the bowl chawan (two traditional Japanese matcha making tools) or a standard blender, it can make the Matcha rust and foam.
2. So how exactly is it prepared?
Know how to prepare Matcha tea from the right way it is almost an art. Some are needed specific implements to be able to obtain a good Matcha.
The traditional way is by placing one to two measures of matcha tea with a chashaku, traditional Japanese spoon, in a bowl chawan. Then hot water should be placed, no higher than 80º centigrade, and mix with a chasen, traditional bamboo whisk, making movements in the shape of ‘M’ and ‘N’ until you see an oxidation of bubbles on the top. The tea is completely ready when no lumps and above a layer of foam.
3. What is the difference between green tea and Matcha?
Matcha is the powdered whole leaf, and that’s why you get all the benefits, including tons of antioxidants. You’re ingesting the whole leaf instead of soaking it, which still has benefits, but it’s not as shocking as ingesting it.
Common green tea and matcha come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, native to China and Southeast Asia, even though its popularity comes from Japan. Harvest it is completely different for green tea and matcha. The bushes that are used to obtain the matcha are completely covered for about 20 or 30 days before the end of the harvest, thus avoiding direct sunlight. What happen? Chlorophyll levels they concentrate, giving the leaves a dark green color, as well as increasing the production of amino acids.
4. Is there a difference between caffeine in matcha and coffee?
Matcha often makes people less nervous than coffee. It is packed with antioxidants and L-theanine, an amino acid that stimulates Alpha waves in the brain, helping with concentration, and inducing a state of calm and relaxation. Some studies have shown that it does everything from improving brain function to helping calm the mind. While the word calm may not be exactly what you’re looking for in the morning, it helps get rid of the shake which can sometimes cause caffeine.
5. Where do you buy good matcha and how long does it normally last?
Not all Matchas in the market are the same, it is very important to make sure that the Matcha you are buying is really from good quality, packed with the health benefits claimed from tea. The first tip is to check the label to see where does it come from. An easy example: just like real champagne is only from Champagne, France, real Matcha It is only from Japan.
Likewise, one of the key points is the price of Matcha, it will be the best indicator of product quality. In general, if the price is very low (less than 20 euros for 100 grams) it is usually indicative of poor quality, and in all probability it comes from China.
The authentic Matcha is sold in loose powder, that is, it is not contained within a tea bag. The Colour It is also important, if the Matcha is of good quality, it must be of a Intense green, not dull in color.
A small container will tend to last About a week if you are an avid matcha drinker.