Move over Coffee theres a New Kid in Town
Whether you’re in or out in the morning, the latest hot drink craze is Matcha green tea – the champagne of green tea’s that is unbelievably healthy but also acts as a clean energy boost and a soothing mind massage and all in one.
Matcha is the greenest green tea you will have ever seen and this is because it’s made from exceptionally high quality tea leaves which, as soon as they are picked, are steamed, freeze-dried and then stone ground into a very fine emerald green powder.
Just one cup has at least 10 times the overall goodness of regular green tea. In addition to this it has137 times the antioxidant level of EGCg, the cancer fighting catechin, than any other green tea.
Matcha is the new kid on the block and it is already making waves America and Canada and now it’s starting to take off in the UK.
It’s also really versatile, you can have it straight, with hot (not boiling) water or indulge in a Matcha latte which can be made with regular, soy, nut or even rice milk. If needs be you can sweeten with honey or maple syrup.
To make a simple OMGTEATM
- Add a small amount of water to ½ teaspoon of OMGTEATM a and mix, a bamboo whisk or an battery operated milk frother are best for this however if you don’t have one make a smooth paste with the teaspoon ensuring you have removed any lumps .
- Then add approximately 75ml of hot water but at no more than 80 degrees Celsius and mix again, the bamboo whisk or milk frother will give the Matcha vivid green foam on top.
This is Matcha in its most pure form so if it’s not a beautiful bright green, you have purchased an impure powder, or you have burned the Matcha with water that is too hot.
To make an OMGTEATM Latte
- Add a small amount of water to ½ teaspoon of OMGTEATM and mix, a bamboo whisk or an battery operated milk frother are best for this however if you don’t have one make a smooth paste with the teaspoon ensuring you have removed any lumps .
- Add steamed milk to create a creamy and hearty drink that Matcha lovers say is better than coffee.
OMGTEATM – The healthy high
It’s a well-known fact that green tea in all its forms is good for you and OMGTEA’s Matcha is like a highly condensed and purified version of green tea.
One of the major contributors to the benefits of Matcha is that the powder is consumed entirely unlike regular green tea where the leaves are steeped and then removed, taking some of the goodness with them.
The high comes from the fact that Matcha contains a compound called L-theanine which occurs naturally in green tea and is heralded as a mood booster which is also capable of improving cognitive performance whilst reducing mental and physical stress.
In simple terms it produces a longer lasting and smoother high and without the crashing come-down often associated to caffeine.
So if the promise of a 3-6 hour mood and performance boost isn’t enough, Matcha also fights free radicals, the root cause of ageing therefore slowing down the ageing process.