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The Matcha Tea Infographic That Tells the Whole Story

matcha tea Presents The Ultimate Matcha Tea Infographic Origins First sipped in the 8th century in China. Brought to Japan in the late 12th century by a monk. Zen monks in Japan favored matcha because: A It kept them awake and alert during long periods of meditation. A It had valuable medicinal properties. Health benefits - Boosts memory and concentration Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGC9 Fortifies the immune system A Increases energy levels - Burns calories Detoxifies the body Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar - Enhances calm Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins Matcha Tea vs Green Tea 10 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. 1 cup of matcha green tea = 10 cups of green tea - Matcha tea Green tea Matcha tea uses the entire tea leaf and undergoes much less processing than green tea does Nutritional value per cup: A Vitamin C (mg) A Fiber (g) A Calcium (mg) Matcha tea: 1.6 Green tea: 0.1 Matcha tea: 0.31 Green tea: 0.01 Matcha tea: 3.25 Green tea: 0.05 A Iron (mg) A Potassium (mg) A Protein (mg) Matcha tea: 0.17 Green tea: 0.01 Matcha tea: 21.16 Green tea: 0.45 Matcha tea: 289 Green tea: 3.35 Other facts Matcha vs coffee & energy drinks: a steady level energy over 36 hours, rather than a spike and crash within 1 hour. Just 100 grams of matcha tea provides 2.41 milligrams of L-theanine. That's a full 5 times more than regular black and green teas. L-theanine improves creativity, learning ability and memory capacity. Consuming matcha can increase bodily thermogenesis. the rate of calorie burning from 10 percent of daily energy expenditure to somewhere between 35 and 43 percent of daily energy expenditure. Matcha tea vs other super foods in terms of antoxidants. ORAC Scores of top antioxidant foods in ORAC units per gram *: A Matcha A Dark Chocolate • Pomegranate 105 Goji Berries 1573 253 227 « Wild Blueberries • Acai Berries v Broccoli 93 60 31 - Source: Lipophilic and Hydrophilic Antioxidant Capacities of Common Foods in the United States, Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry 2004, 52, 40264037 // ORAC Analysis on Matcha Green Tea: Brunswick Laboratories. Basic matcha teaware Tea bowl (Chawan) Tea caddy (Natsume) - Tea spoon (Chashaku) Tea cloth (Chakin) - Tea whisk (Chasen) How to prepare matcha tea Usucha (thin tea) Combine 1.75 grams of matcha with 75 ml of hot water for a lighter, slightly more bitter tea. Koicha (thick tea) Combine 3.75 grams of matcha with about 40 ml of water for a milder, sweeter tea. Matcha as an ingredient It is used as a flavouring in chocolate, candy, cakes, cookies, pudding, mousse and green tea ice cream. It has become a common additive for lattes, iced drinks, milkshakes and smoothies. It has also been incorporated into alcoholic beverages such as liqueurs, cocktails and matcha green tea beers. Sources Presented by Designed by matcha tea Daniel Campos Lozada

The Matcha Tea Infographic That Tells the Whole Story

shared by rancea on Feb 13
What exactly are the benefits of matcha tea compared to other green teas and beverages in general? There is plenty of research and documentation about matcha tea and how it compares to similar drinks....


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