July 19 2013
Have you ever tried Japanese Matcha tea? It’s one of the healthiest drinks around which makes it perfect for a tea moment!
How is Matcha different from most teas?
Approximately 3 weeks before harvesting, the tea leaves are covered for 3 weeks. This helps the new shoots to grow bigger and thinner, enriching the flavour and texture. Then the tea is harvested by hand, choosing only the smallest leaves for the best quality. Once harvested the leaves are slightly steamed to stop the fermentation, then dried, packed and allowed to age for approximately 6 months in a cold storage facility.
Matcha: The Way of Tea
These leaves are then ground into a fine powder called Matcha (Ma = powdered, Cha = tea). Since the whole leaf is consumed it has more nutrients and health benefits than steeped tea. It is a rich source of antioxidants and phytochemicals that have been shown to reduce high blood pressure, and harmful cholesterol; improve the immunity system and regulate blood sugar levels and more.
How to Make Matcha in your Libre Tea Glass
Step 2: use spoon to move matcha around and sieve through the filter
Step 3: pour liquid – today Coconut Dream – then shake up and down and side to side and turn upside down to get all matcha off the bottom and give one last shake
Step 4: drink and enjoy and a healthy perk-up treat mid afternoon or morning
If you are using water instead of Almond or Coconut Milk the ideal temperature is 65 – 85 degrees Celsius (150 – 180 degrees Fahrenheit).
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