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    How To Brew: MATCHA Brewing Fundamentals

    Keen to learn how to make matcha? Follow these super simple steps and whisk yourself away to the land of macho matcha goodness.
     


     

    FIRST OF ALL...

    IS MATCHA GOOD FOR ME?

     Matcha is naturally one of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants on the planet! Antioxidants, our body’s foot soldiers, are our first line of protection against free radicals, the molecules that nutritionists believe are responsible for accelerated aging, tissue damage, and inflammatory issues. Antioxidants are also known to help control blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and can even help improve metabolism.

     





    What's matcha & why is it good for me?

    Whether you like it hot or as an iced green tea latte, matcha has the
    power to both calm the mind and energize the body.



    Difference between MATCHA & green tea?

     

    To produce matcha, one uses only the tips of the plant - baby leaves that sprout while the plant is being shaded. Shade-growing is essential to how the tea plant is harvested for matcha. Then the plant is deprived of sunlight, effectively tricking the plant into thinking it is dying, causing it to work harder to survive! Its chlorophyll content skyrockets , along with antioxidants, and everything else that makes matcha wonderful! What results is a leaf packed with flavor, nutrients and caffeine.

    Why do I feel so good after MATCHA?

     

    Nutritionists celebrate L-Theanine, one of the most common amino acids in matcha, for its wonderful effects on the mind. L-Theanine supports the activity of alpha brain waves, responsible for a cool, calm, collected feeling we love - not necessarily a bad thing for a generation of anxious multi-taskers. So with matcha, it’s not just the caffeine at work. The killer combo of caffeine and L-theanine delivers what we like to call a calm, focused energy.

    Why “calm, focused, energy?”

     

    The beauty of matcha lies in the extended release nature of the caffeine. The caffeine in matcha bonds to larger plant molecules, increasing the time it takes for the caffeine to break down in the bloodstream. This creates a prolonged energy, versus the quick burst - and subsequent crash - associated with coffee and other energy drinks.



    What is ceremonial grade MATCHA?

     Ceremonial grade denotes the highest quality of matcha, meant to be consumed in a traditional japanese tea ceremony. Alternatively, culinary grade denotes it is meant to be used for cooking and flavoring, and generally lacks the caffeine and l-theanine content we love so much!

    How much caffeine in MATCHA?

    Every cup served contains around 80mg of caffeine.

    HOW DOES MATCHA STACK UP AGAINST...

    GREEN TEA: 25-40mg/cup
    ESPRESSO: 90-100mg/shot
    RED BULL: 80mg per can
    COFFEE: 120-150+/cup




    How to make MATCHA

     

    The easiest way to get your fix.



    2 ways to drink

    matcha latte

     

    Hot or iced matcha

    Step 1:

    Add 2 Matcha Spoons of
    matcha to a bowl.

    Step 2:

    Gradually add hot water and
    whisk in an M shape until frothy.


    Step 3:

    Pour matcha into a cup. Whisk milk in a milk frother or small saucepan over medium-low heat. Pour matcha into a mug (or ice-filled mug
    for an iced latte), add frothed milk and top
    with extra foam.




    Matcha Latte

    teabrewista style



    2 ways to drink

    matcha ceremonial

     

    Hot or iced matcha

    Step 1:

    Add 2 Matcha Spoons of
    matcha to a bowl.

    Step 2:

    Gradually add hot water and
    whisk in an M shape until frothy.


    Step 3:

    Pour matcha into a mug (or ice-filled mug
    for an iced latte)




    Matcha Ceremonial

    teabrewista style