Matcha is about to go viral.
Traditional matcha tea has always been popular in certain circles, but last year it skyrocketed in popularity, inspiring all kinds of drinks and recipes made with matcha green tea powder. This year, that trend looks likely to continue.
So what does that mean for you? Well, if you're already a matcha fan, expect to see a host of new ideas about how to use the Japanese green tea powder as more foodies and trend setters get their hands on it. Keep an eye on our recipes page for the best of these ideas.
If you're here because you've just heard about matcha and its health and wellness benefits, here are three reasons to think about replacing your morning cup of coffee:
- Matcha can provide a slower, longer-lasting energy boost than coffee with just half the caffeine. That's because it also contains L-theanine, an amino acid which works with caffeine to slow its absorption in the bloodstream. This can help prevent some of caffeine's negative side effects, like the jitters, as well.
- Matcha is rich in disease-fighting antioxidants. In fact, a cup of matcha can contain anywhere up to 137 times the number of certain antioxidants as a standard cup of green tea.
- Matcha can be an excellent addition to a meditation or relaxation routine, or offer a calmer, more collected start to your day. The Japanese tradition of preparing matcha dates back to about the year 1200, and is a ritual unto itself. Preparing and then sipping the tea -- which can range from grassy to sweet in flavour -- can help calm the mind and promote mindfulness.
Ready to dive into the world of matcha? Shop online today and find your perfect matcha.