How to Matcha Tea or Green Tea
If you’re a fan of green tea, then you might have heard about matcha tea. It is a type of green tea that is very popular and has many different health benefits. If you haven’t tried matcha tea yet, then you might not know what you’re missing out on. Here are a few ways that you can get your matcha tea fix, whether that is drinking better than ever or making your own.
Buy Matcha Tea
Buying matcha tea is the most common way that people get their matcha tea. However, if you don’t want to buy a whole box of matcha tea just to try it out, then you should be able to find it at your local grocery store or convenience store.
The price of matcha varies significantly depending on the brand, so make sure to check the label and figure out how much money you would save by not having to buy all new things for your kitchen. You can also buy online through some websites (such as Thrive Market) but I wouldn’t recommend buying through there because they charge extra fees and the products aren’t necessarily worse, just cheaper.
Try Matcha Teas from Different Companies
There are many different brands of matcha tea out there, and each one has different flavors and amounts of caffeine that they contain. Some are more expensive than others as well, so trying out different kinds of matcha teas and seeing what works best for you can be incredibly beneficial in determining which brand you will continue to buy from.
Many major companies manufacture their own version of matcha tea, such as Starbucks and Jamba Juice. Try those two teas and see if you like them; they aren’t too far apart in terms of flavor and amount of caffeine they contain. You may also want to try monk fruit sweetener mixed with your cup of coffee to add a little bit more sweetness to it instead of sugar. That way you can have the best of both worlds!
Making Your Own Green Tea
If none of the above options work for you, then making your own green tea is always an option. Making your own green tea isn’t too difficult, but doing it properly is quite complicated. Before we get into how to make good quality green tea at home, we need to learn about how Matcha is Made.
How Is Matcha Made?
Matcha is made from Camellia sinensis leaves harvested during the springtime months when they are plump and fresh. During this time period, the plants are easy to grow and harvest fruits quickly without having to do much damage to the plant itself. Once the leaves are harvested, they go through a process called “roasting” where essentially everything but the oils are removed from the leaf using heat (to prevent spoilage). The end result is a product that looks pretty similar to standard green teas but higher in flavonoids (the stuff that gives teas their antioxidant properties).
Doing Everything Else Wrong Just Right
In order for something to be nutritious, it must first pass through our digestive system intact. For example, if we eat an apple straight off the tree, then yes our body will recognize it as an apple but it won’t do us any good since we didn’t digest it correctly. Fortunately for us humans, Mother Nature figured out how we could easily digest vegetables and fruits years ago via cooking procedures known as steaming/boiling/simmering etc… The same thing applies with how we cook our vegetables and prepare our foods:) In fact, there are many health benefits derived from eating freshly prepared foods over storing bought groceries. So next time you make something at home feel free to throw somematcha around!
As always remember: knowledge is power! If you want yourself or your friends/family to become healthier human beings; educate yourselves!
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