Green tea is known for the broad range of health benefits it offers. The healthiest of all that is the toast of the town is the matcha green tea powder. The potency of matcha almost ten times that of an ordinary green tea. Matcha which is emerald in color has is very Japanese yet is now rapidly getting popular all over the world. It is in fact the center of the cultural tradition of the Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha is so distinguished so much so that it is used in fortifying many dishes served in Japanese tables.
Just like the other green teas, matcha green tea powder is also a derivative of the green tea plant Camellia sinensis. The difference is in the careful handpicking of especially young soft leaves of the tea plant and transforming it into a matcha through a distinctive procedure. Usucha and koicha are the thin and thick matcha respectively that are the grades or quality of this kind of green tea. For cooking various kinds of Japanese cuisine, a third grade called ingredient matcha is used.
Matcha green tea powder is superbly nutritious primarily because the ones used are young and must contain a concentration of the active ingredients. Proof of which is the way it taste which is different from other regular green teas. The taste is wonderfully unique, rich, full-bodied with a pleasant chlorophyll flavor that leaves a sweet lingering taste. The healthier properties may also be attributed to the fact that the tea leaves are actually consumed and not only steeped like the other green teas.
Aside from the usual health benefits offered by green tea, there are other benefits that can be attributed to the presence of L-theanine and low content of caffeine. Thus mancha green tea similarly instills enhanced mental functions like concentration while easing the body with stress. Thus, many monks drink it up during meditation. It amazingly contain soluble fibers, chlorophyll, powerful oxidants, as well as many vitamins and minerals like Vitamin A, B-complex, C, E and K.
Mancha sure sounds like a healthy buffer anyone would love. So why don’t you try it yourself?