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The Fabulous Matcha

It has been all the rage in NY and London for a while. It is a ‘trendy’ tea because of its flavour and health benefits. It has a strong but pleasant green tea taste and its fluorescent colour is the perfect contrast for the gloomy British winter mornings! Matcha tea is the most famous tea in Japan. The tea ceremony is performed around it and one can even achieve a meditative state while preparing it. Amazing, isn’t it? With green tea you infuse the water with loose leaves, removing them before drinking. With Matcha tea you basically eat/drink the leaves because they are dried and ground into a fine powder. The one inconvenient of Matcha tea? Its price. Matcha tea comes in different grades (i.e. for sipping or for blending/cooking) and different flavours. But no matter the blend, it never loses its healthy nutrient content. It is expensive because it requires a special form of production (shade-grown). Some of Matcha’s health benefits are: High concentration of antioxidants… bye bye cancer and premature ageing Low cholesterol …