Matcha Green Tea – The Full Guide
To know about matcha, you must firstly know where it originates from. It is commonly accepted that high quality Matcha originates in Japan. Matcha has become an ever popular flavour, with so many drinks available in a matcha flavoured twist, such as matcha lattes and perhaps the most pertinent to Quaker Street, the matcha flavoured bubble tea.
So how can you tell what matcha is good matcha? Easy, simply look for a vibrant green colour and a sweet vegetal smell.
Matcha has become exponentially popular not only for its flavour but because of the health benefits it provides. As society becomes more health conscious, it is a flavour that will continue to grow in popularity and thus it is important to be informed on it and the benefits that matcha can have on your body.
One of the biggest health benefits of Matcha is that it is an anti-oxidant. In fact matcha is rated as having 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food by the oxygen radical absorbance capacity method. Antioxidants provide the body with many minerals and vitamins that helps to fight many diseases and reduce the signs of ageing by minimising wrinkles.
This is not the only benefit of matcha though, matcha also boosts memory and concentration. L-theanine is an amino acid that is used to make matcha, L-theanine has a side-effect which is to produce serotonin and dopamine. Higher levels of serotonin and dopamine are commonly associated with better mood, better memory and also better concentration.
If that was not enough to convince you, then maybe this will. Matcha also burns calories. Yes, it is true, matcha burns calories. It has been found to increase the metabolism of the body and helps the body burn fat 4x faster than average. So you can indulge in all the matcha flavoured bubble teas you want now, without feeling even an ounce of guilt!
Finally, and this should be obvious by now but matcha is also a delicious flavour! Hence the popularity, so if you haven’t already tried it, we highly recommend you do, it will change your life.