BODY BEAUTY: MATCHA GREEN TEA
Matcha, atcha, atcha, AYE. Kinda like Rihanna's umbrealla, ella, ella? Yes. No? Okay fine, #i'llstopnow.
Matcha green tea is a young delicate tea leaf typically grown and processed in Japan. Matcha is packed with antioxidants, chlorophyll, and amino acids + is very often popular in Asian cultures as ceremonial tea. One of the many reasons as to why matcha tea is much more nutrient dense than the standard tea is because with matcha, you're drinking the entire leaf since it is mulled into a powder, instead of drinking the 'tea water' that comes from steeping the leaves—this is one of the most unique characteristics that gives match a high fiber content and allows for more nutrients to be absorbed into your body. Of the prevalent amino acids found in matcha tea [L-theanine] is known to provide a soothing + relaxing effect on the mind, body, and spirit—which is why matcha tea is considered an ancient tea for the legends—it enables your mind to be at ease and the subtle caffeine content aids in concentration due to the amino acids increase of serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain.
GET THIS—because you're consuming whole green tea leaves that have been stone-ground into a delicate powder [one of the most pure, nutrient dense, and high quality forms of tea] you'll be giving your body 3-4 times as much caffeine than a cup of regular steeped tea would. Boom! #mindblown—so, GET MATCHA instead of coffee because it'll greet your body with an alert calm due to the all-natural substances and will provide you pure relaxation without the drowsiness.
Because of the process, delicate care, and time it takes to create matcha green the, the price point will be a tad-bit more expensive than maybe you're you're typically used to spending on teas, but TRUST ME—it is absolutely 1,000,000,000,021% worth it!
Your health is your wealth, never forget that.
Matcha tea is not just for sipping' on as a tea or latte, but can be utilized in smoothies, baked goods, soups, pancakes, and so much more due to it's pasty-like texture.
HOW TO STORE MATCHA TEA: you have to know and remember that it is extremely sensitive to air, light, and heat due to [as mentioned earlier] matcha tea being a very delicate young tea that is hand-picked in Japan, mulled into powder, and then flash frozen to preserve the freshness + nutrients as soon as the leaves are picked. Literally. Most brands will store their matcha in a foiled dark container to maintain freshness as it is flash-frozen and packaged. Oxidation is natural. The goal is to keep your matcha tea as dark and airtight as possible. I keep my matcha in the refrigerator or freezer to keep to super #fresh!