Our desire is to deliver a matcha experience that exceeds the norm, and to become the embodiment of what is expected from a perfect cup of matcha and more. Whether you are new to matcha or have been perfecting your technique, you will find here all the tips and tricks you need.
Making the perfect matcha
This set is essential to unsure your matcha is clump free. Add one spoon of matcha into your sieve over the whisking bowl/ or cup. Use the back of the spoon to push the matcha through the sieve. Add 60 ml of hot water (75 to 80c).
Using a bamboo whisk ( chasen,) and firmly hand whisk the matcha and water together in a zig zag or M motion to create the perfect froth. Using an electric matcha frother, simply turn it on and froth for 10 seconds.
Now that your matcha is ready you can either drink it straight from the preparation bowl (chawan) as is common in a Japanese tea ceremony or alternatively pour it in your favourite cup and add either more water or your favourite milk.
Matcha contains a concentrated amount of antioxidants, which may reduce cell damage and prevent chronic disease. As matcha tea is literally grounded tea leaves it contains all the nutrients from the entire leaf and will tend to have more catechins and antioxidants than steeping green tea leaves in water.
Matcha has been shown to improve attention and memory. It also contains caffeine and L-theanine, which can improve some aspects of brain function. Paired with caffeine, L-theanine can help improve cognitive function and increase focus and alertness. Having a matcha in the morning is perfect when you need your concentration to be at its maximum.
The liver is vital to health and plays a central role in flushing out toxins, and processing nutrients. Matcha is packed with chlorophyll, which cleanses the blood stream, removes heavy metals and other toxins in the body, liberating its capacity to repair, regenerate and rebuild. Several studies show that green tea extract (matcha) helps increase metabolism and fat burning, both of which may aid weight loss.
Because of the amino acid L-theanine found in matcha the caffeine is released at a slower and sustainable pace through the day. Matcha contains approximatively 70mg of caffeine per cup, green tea approximatively 35mg and a cup of coffee contains about 95mg. By drinking Matcha you will get the caffeine boost without the jitters: Pure clean energy for over 3 to 6 hours.
As the content of antioxidants in Matcha is so high, it helps protect the skin by fighting free radicals, enhancing brightness and promoting a healthy complexion, also known as the matcha glow! Matcha also contains high levels of EGCG which has according to several studies, incredible effects on the skin hydration, on reducing the wrinkle formation and improving the rejuvenation of skin cells. Drinking matcha regularly may also help reducing inflammation of the skin and acne as well as increasing skin elasticity.
A Research shows that consuming matcha can significantly reduce LDL cholesterol. LDL also known as bad cholesterol raises the chances of strokes and heart attacks. When combined with a well-rounded diet and a healthy lifestyle, drinking matcha may help keep your heart healthy and protect against disease.