• Matcha Ceremony
    Matcha,  Tea

    Health benefits of matcha

    Disclaimer: I am no qualified expert, this is based on what layman knowledge I have of matcha. I briefly spoke of the dangers of drinking too much matcha in my previous post but one can’t deny the health benefits that good quality matcha brings. Matcha’s increasing popularity is more evident than before, as more businesses have been incorporating matcha into their menus and products. Matcha came from the Camellia sinensis plant, which is also the plant green tea came from. Harvesting matcha is meticulous because farmers need to cover the tea plants 20-30 days before harvesting it to avoid direct sunlight. This gives the plant the chance to increase its…

  • Matcha Ceremony
    Matcha,  Tea

    Just some things about matcha…

    Matcha literally means “powdered tea” in Japanese. Here are some things you should know about matcha: 1. Matcha is a special form of green tea. The main difference between matcha and green tea is that with matcha, you are drinking the leaves itself because it is grinded into powder and as for green tea, leaves are infused into hot water and will be discarded afterwards. Matcha is also harvested differently because the tea plants are covered with cloth before they are harvested, which allows the leaves to gain deeper flavors, textures, and nutrients. 2. Matcha has a lot of health benefits because it is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols, which…