In this article, I’m going to share with readers an amazing DIY that will help them to get a healthy Matcha Green Tea in less than 1/10th of the penny they spend for it in Coffee Shops like Starbucks and others. But before knowing how to make Matcha Green tea let us first take a look into what is Matcha green tea? and, why should you make it?
Matcha Green Tea- What it Is?
It is one of the most popular tea from centuries ago in East Asia. Still, if someone doesn’t know what it is then no need to search for it anywhere else just read on. So, let’s get a brief introduction to Matcha tea.
Matcha tea, originally popular in Japan and China is gaining fame all over the world due to the unique elements of supreme importance present in it. The specialty of this tea starts from its cultivation process as the Matcha tea plant is covered for a month to save it from direct sunlight and atmosphere, unlike other teas. The essence of this method is that it allows the leaves to keep maximum chlorophyll intact and also enhances the essential acids like amino acid, especially L thiamine (the element only found in a maximum amount in Matcha Green tea).
Recipes of Matcha Green Tea
Matcha Green Tea Latte:
1 teaspoon Matcha Green tea powder
1 cup lukewarm water.
1 cup low fat non-diary milk (Oats milk, Almond milk, Cashew Milk), or any other milk if any of these are not available.
½ teaspoon honey.
Steps to Brew
Take a blender or a whisker.
Put 1 teaspoon of Matcha Green Tea Powder, and 1 cup lukewarm water into it.
Now blend the mixture until it turns smooth with no lumps of Macha Green tea powder.
When the mixture in the blender turns frothy transfer it to a cup.
In another saucepan boil 1 cup of milk after adding ½ teaspoon of honey to it.
Now, pour this honey-added milk into the serving cups gently from slightly above.
Here, you are ready to go with 2 cups of Matcha Green tea Latte that you can share with your friend, or family.
Don’t Have a Whisker?- Matcha Green Tea Without Whisk
You can replace the electric blender or whisker mentioned in the above recipe of Matcha Green tea with these 4 easily available things and continue the other steps as stated above:
- cocktail bottle shaker.
- A fork, or spoon.
- Regular water bottle.
- Milk frother.
Although it will take a little more time than the electric blender, or whisker the taste will be worth the time and effort invested.
How to Make Iced Macha Green Tea?
- An electric Blender/whisker, or bottle shaker/frother/fork/spoon.
- 1 teaspoon of Matcha Green tea.
- 1 cup of water.
- 10-12 ice cubes of medium size.
- 1 teaspoon honey, or maple syrup.
- Vanilla extract (optional).
Steps to Brew
Take 1 teaspoon of Matcha Green tea, 1 teaspoon honey/maple syrup in any of the equipment.
Mix it slowly by putting 1-2 ice cubes taking 4-5 seconds break for about 5 minutes, or till the mixture becomes smooth without any lumps.
Pour this mixture into another cup.
Add to it any of your favorite low-fat milk, or your favorite milk that should be pre-boiled and cooled.
Add a scoop of vanilla cream (optional).
Garnish the decoction with finely grated almonds, strawberries, or crunchy choco chips.
A mesmerizing brew is ready to be sipped and enjoyed. These ingredients will be sufficient for two persons. You can add on or lessen the ingredients as per your requirement. The refreshing green color and the iced, fruity flavor will make you forget all your stress.
Why Should You Have Matcha Green Tea?
Now, the second query is why should you have Matcha Green tea? On a lighter note, the answer to this is, your taste buds are going to regret it otherwise! Not only this, not knowing how to make it will also deprive you of having a homemade infallible health kit.
Matcha Green tea has all those essential health benefits that other traditional teas don’t provide due to the lack of the elements that Matcha Green tea has. Stated below are some of its major health benefits:
Controls Cholesterol and Blood Sugar
It improves your heart health. It reduces the level of cholesterol in your body by reducing the level of triglycerides, and bad LDL cholesterol. In addition to this, it also helps you fight type 2 diabetes effectively as it controls blood sugar levels by keeping a check on insulin formation.
ECGC (epigallocatechin gallate), a dominant class of anti-oxidant found in Matcha green tea prevents cancer-causing agents like pollution, UV rays and, chemicals. This catechin helps in controlling the damage of cells and DNA by eliminating the effect of free radicals. Matcha green tea has about 55-50 percent of ECGC content, unlike any other teas that help it fight probable cancer-causing agents.
Boosts Liver Health
Chlorophyll, present in high amounts in Matcha green tea, unlike other teas, decelerates the formation of toxins and gases produced during the process of digestion. This protects the inner lining of the liver. It also helps in detoxifying the body naturally.
Improves Overall Brain Function
L-thiamine, a rare amino acid that is found in ample amount ( approx 4-5 times more than other regular green, or black teas) in Matcha Green tea helps in improving the motor skills and focusing ability of the brain. It helps in concentration, alertness and, calmness by subsidizing the effect of stress. This is the reason why Japanese monks take it before their long hours of meditation.
Weight loss with no side effect
Generally, there are numerous health supplements nowadays claiming to reduce weight in less time but have a side effect or other. Thermogenesis, found in Matcha Green tea helps in reducing weight without putting any extra effort on heart or blood pressure that allows your body to avoid any undue strain in the process of weight loss.
According to a recent study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that a cup of Matcha Green Tea is almost equal to about 10-12 similar cups of regular green tea. The main reason behind this is the massive proportion of chlorophyll pigment in the tea unlike, other green teas. Also, some of the rare amino acids like L-thiamine found in it enhances its nutrition values in comparison to other teas.
Just how green is the symbol of health and prosperity so is the Matcha Green tea. It helps you protect your health to the fullest, and to gain prosperity without any stress. Increases concentration, focus, with no side effects at all.