Matcha – the revolution.
Forget about the politics, vote for Matcha!
We have all been there right? It gets to mid-morning and you start to hit ‘the wall’, so you have a coffee to try and replenish and kick your energy levels up a bit, straight away you feel that amazing rush of energy that then unfortunately as The Guardian says “it sends you to the moon, jittery and anxious, with your heart skittering?”you then severely crash and burn on average 5-10 minutes after you had that coffee and then are even more drowsy than you were before the coffee itself.
If this sounds like it happens to you or even if you are just looking to get a bit of natural jitter free energy then our Kettle Shed Matcha Powder is the way forward. Matcha is finely milled or fine powder green tea. The Japanese tea ceremony centres on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha.
So what set’s Matcha apart from coffee?
Coffee can be addictive. It requires you to drink more and more to get the same “high” and eventually is needed just to feel “normal.” It can cause headaches, exhaustion, and other biological signs of withdrawal symptoms whereas….
Matcha contains L-Theanine that has a calming, relaxing effect and slows the release of tea-caffeine. Which means you get the same amount of energy input but spread out so there is no jitters and you get a natural energy booster that sticks around for alot longer! Here are a few extra facts on the positives of Matcha:
– Matcha provides 34mg of caffeine – but its effect lasts longer than a coffee’s 60mg.
– Matcha contains higher levels of antioxidants per gram than goji berries, dark chocolate, pecans, acai berries and even spinach. It also can be used as a sliming aid & makes you’re body wake up.
– Japanese Zen Buddhist monks have been using matcha as a meditational drink for over 800 years through tea ceremonies and more recently westerners have been tapping into the superfood too.
We asked one of our staff that swapped their daily cups of coffee for matcha and this is what they said: “Even after my first Kettle Shed matcha ‘shot’ of the day I am pleasantly surprised by the caffeine kick and feel alert without any kind of edginess or anxiety that sometimes comes with a strong coffee.”
So how is Matcha different to normal green tea??
If you compare that to what you’d get from a tea bag – one bowl of matcha is equivalent to approximately 10 cups of regular green tea. That is because matcha powder uses the entire green tea leaf, instead of just dipping the leaf in hot water which provides only around 10% of the plant’s nutrients. It is also 15 times stronger than one green tea bag.
Matcha is simple to make and can be drank in a variety of ways such as a tea, expresso mixed with normal juice & can also be put in recipes such as White Chocolate cookies or white hot chocolate.
We put recipes up every few weeks so look out for them on our Social Media pages all can be found below, check on our website www.thekettleshed.com for more info on matcha.
And remember ask us any time for any questions on certain types of tea we are happy to answer, WE GIVE A CUP!
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Written by John Mojsa.