Matcha powder is ground up green tea leaves. It’s earthy, fresh, a little grassy and just barely sweet. Since it’s ground up tea leaves instead of the actual leaves, it’s stronger, both flavor and caffeine-wise than the innocent powder appears to be.
Trust me on this one: if you go overboard (say, a tablespoon instead of a tsp per serving, you will know it.) If you are caffeine sensitive, this is not an afternoon drink – this is
It’s a nice break from coffee
Matcha has polyphenols, antioxidants, catechins, and of course, caffeine. Catechins are associated with lower blood pressure and perhaps lowering your cholesterol. Polyphenols and antioxidants have a reputation for helping to lower inflammation and perhaps fighting cancer cells. I’m not telling you matcha is going to fix a crummy diet and sedentary lifestyle (sitting is the new smoking), I’m telling you the powder isn’t going to hurt you and it might be good for you.
Plus, it’s such a pretty green … and it just smells like it’s good for you.
- 2 oz water heated in the microwave to almost boiling
- 1 – 2 tsp honey use local honey if you have it
- 1 – 2 tsp matcha powder
- 6 – 8 oz hot milk any source. Macadamia nut milk is particularly good for this
- Heat the water and honey, dissolve the matcha powder in the hot water.
- Heat whatever milk you want and add it to the water/honey/matcha mixture.
- Stir and enjoy.
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