Matcha tea - a drink with a unique history. One of the Japanese specialties known all over the world is matcha tea. It is a type of green tea obtained from the most delicate leaves.Two weeks before harvest, the tea bushes are covered with special mats that shade them from the sun - the leaves then acquire a little more sweetness. Matcha tea was first used by Buddhist monks, and when it came to Japan in the 12th century, it was used only for ceremonial purposes at the imperial court. To this day, its best collections are drunk at festive moments, and the ritual of brewing and drinking it is an art passed down from generation to generation. Matcha - tea full of health?
Matcha green tea contains much more antioxidants than regular green tea, sencha grown in the sun. Thanks to them, it helps in the prevention of cancer, allows you to stay young and fit for longer. Matcha tea also supports weight loss and allows you to deeply relax.
The substances it contains also strengthen our immune system. This is one of the healthiest teas in the world. Matcha green tea - a tasty way not only to drink. The tea, valued in the Far East, in the form of a fine powder after grinding the leaves, has a taste in which the characteristic bitterness is combined with clearly sweet notes. Matcha tea creates a thick drink that is best drunk without additives, with a sweet cookie.
It is also an addition to many Japanese dishes - pasta, desserts, sweets. At home, we can prepare, for example, ice cream or cookies with matcha green tea, which will give the delicacies a refreshing taste and interesting color.How to prepare matcha tea? Of course, not everyone has traditional tea cups with matcha at home.
This tea, however, due to its powdery form, requires a mixing device - it is best to get a special bamboo whisk. The selected amount of powder - start with smaller portions, as matcha green tea has a rather intense flavor - pour water at a temperature of approx.70-80 ° C, and then mix with a whisk until the drink has a uniform consistency.