If you're a caffeine lover like me, you will LOVE this simple recipe! Matcha Tea is the champion of antioxidants. It gives you a boost of energy without the crash of coffee.
Out of all the antioxidants, EGCg is the most widely recognized for its cancer fighting properties. Scientists have found that Matcha Green Tea contains over 100 times more EGCg than any other tea on the market. It's been used in Japan for hundreds of years and now has taken up Western countries by storm due to it's incredible health benefits.
1. Boosts Memory and Concentration
Match contains an amino acid called L-Theanine. It produces dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals serve to enhance mood, improve memory, and promote better concentration.
2. Enhances Energy Levels and Endurance
The increased endurance from Matcha Green Tea can last up to 6 hours. Drinkers experience none of the usual side-effects of stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension. It’s good, clean energy.
3. Detoxifies the Body
High levels of chlorophyll in Matcha Tea make it a powerful detoxifier capable of naturally removing heavy metals and chemical toxins from the body.
4. Burns Fat Storage
Research shows that drinking Matcha Tea has been shown to increase metabolism and help the body burn fat about four times faster than average. Plus, Matcha doesn't causes side-effects such as increased heart rate and high blood pressure, so it's safe to use for many.
5. Keeps You Calm
Matcha Tea has been used by Japanese Zen Buddhist monks as a means to relax and meditate while remaining alert. Now we know that this higher state of consciousness is due to the amino acid L-Theanine in the tea leaves. L-Theanine promotes relaxation with the drowsiness.
Hot Matcha Latte:
½ cup hot water
½ cup warm coconut milk (full fat) or organic soy milk
1 teaspoon matcha tea powder
1 tablespoon honey, maple syrup, coconut palm sugar to taste (optional)
1/4 tsp cardamom (optional)
Add the matcha tea powder to the hot water in the into your mug.
Using a whisk or a fork, whisk briskly in a circular motion to make a green paste.
Then pour the remaining hot milk into the paste and stir. If adding a sweetener, add here.
Add the cardamom and stir.
Enjoy hot or warm!
Cold Matcha Latte
1 tsp matcha tea powder
1/2 cup coconut milk (or any other dairy free milk)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup ice
1/3 tsp cardamom powder (optional)
Maple syrup, honey, or coconut palm sugar to sweeten
1. Place in blender and mix together.
2. Sip and enjoy!