Matcha is a type of finely powdered green tea made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same species of plant used to make black tea, oolong tea,white tea , other types of green tea. matcha has become a favorite of tea connoisseurs.
Unlike green tea made with whole leaves or leaf parts, matcha's leaf powder is finely ground and doesn't need to be strained after steeping. The vibrant green powder blends into hot water and you drink the entire beverage.
In cultivating matcha, the plants are grown in shade for several weeks prior to harvest. After harvesting the plants, the leaf stems and veins are removed and the remaining parts are steamed, dried, and then stone-ground into a fine powder.
Why Do People Drink Matcha?
As one of the few teas that contain the whole leaf, some proponents claim that matcha boasts more antioxidant power than other tea varieties.
In addition, matcha is purported to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, enhance mood and cognitive function, increase energy, promote weight loss and keep blood sugar levels in check.
Some people drink matcha lattes and tea as a substitute for coffee.
How to make matcha
Add one teaspoon of matcha powder to a bowl,( you can sift it first to remove any lumps )
add four ounces ( 125 ml ) of hot water that has not yet reached the boiling point,
Briefly whisk the matcha until the tea is thoroughly mixed with a frothy layer on top.
Pour it into a cup .