Tea time is a very special time of the day for me.
It’s become an important daily ritual that I look forward to.
In fact, I don’t feel right without it.
So, every morning, like clockwork, I have to have two cups of green tea to
welcome the day.
And when I am particularly tired, I’ll even drink three.
I enjoy various types of green tea but matcha is much more powerful
than the rest.

Matcha is a fine ground, powdered, high quality green tea.
It is not the same as tea powder or green tea powder.
As a antioxidant, cancer-fighter,  fat-burner, and so much more, matcha leaves
other green teas in the dust.



What Makes Matcha Tea So Special?

The Healing Power of Matcha Tea and the traditional way to prepare it

Put the healing power of Matcha Green Tea to work for your health.
Photo source: Wikipedia commons

Well for one, it contains the catechin EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate) which provides
cancer-fighting properties.
EGCg and other catechins help to counteract the effects of free radicals from pollution,
UV rays, radiation, and chemicals, which can lead to cell and DNA damage.
And since more than 60% of the catechins in matcha are EGCg, drinking matcha tea daily
can help restore and preserve your body’s well-being and balance.
On top of that, the chlorophyll in matcha tea is a powerful detoxifier, which helps to
eliminate chemicals and heavy metals from the body.
And there are even more good reasons to drink this healthy, green brew regularly.

The Healing Power of Matcha Green Tea & The Traditional Way to Prepare It

Matcha Tea:

-Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
-Detoxifies the body naturally and effectively
-Lowers blood cholesterol and blood sugar
-Fights against viruses and bacteria
-Is an energy booster
-Improves physical endurance
-Boosts metabolism and burns fat and calories
-Helps to calm and relax
-Enhances mood and aids in concentration
-Is rich in fiber

How to Prepare Matcha Tea

Historically, the traditional Japanese tea ceremony centered on the preparation, serving,
and drinking of matcha.
The photos  below from MatchaSource demonstrate how simple it is to prepare
matcha tea properly in four basic steps.

The healing power of Matcha Tea and the traditional way to prepare it

Preparing your Matcha tea in the traditional Japanese way can be a soothing ritual.
Photo source: Matchasource.com screen shot

The equipment required for making matcha in the traditional way includes:
*Tea Bowl (Chawan)
A ceramic bowl large enough to whisk the fine powder tea.
*Tea whisk (Chasen)
A bamboo whisk with fine bristles to whisk or whip the tea foam.
*Tea Spoon (Chashaku)
A bamboo spoon used to measure the powder tea into the tea bowl.
*Tea Caddy (Natsume)
The container for the matcha powder tea.
*Tea Cloth (Chakin)
A small cotton cloth for cleaning tea ware during the tea ceremony.
It may sound a complicated, but it’s not.
Actually, preparing your tea in this manner enhances the overall experience.


The healing power of Matcha Tea and the traditional way to prepare it

Master Teaologist, Naoko, invites you to join her in her tea cupping room
as she demonstrates how to prepare everyday traditional Matcha.
Photo source: YouTube video/Teavana Tea



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