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Matcha, Matcha, Matcha

Posted on 18 July 2016

Every week we get more and more questions about Matcha.


What can Matcha do for me?  How do I use Matcha? What is Matcha? What recipes can I use for Matcha? Is Matcha healthy? Is Matcha good for my diet? Where is Matcha from?

We thought we would give you some information on Matcha, include some great Matcha recipes, and let you in on some facts.


Let’s look at a little history, and how Matcha has been used for years as an energy resource. Zen Master Eisai is famously quoted for saying that Matcha was the “eixir of the immortals”. The healthy benefits of drinking Matcha Tea include improved mental alertness, stronger immune defense, and it has been known as a detox throughout time.

 


 
Matcha originated in 9th Century China. It was used as a drug for medical treatments. However, the true potential wasn’t realized until around the 12th century by Zen Buddhist monks from Japan. They became very aware of the benefits, which brought them greater clarity and well-being. It gave them better energy, and Matcha became known as the ceremonial tea of the temple’s high priests and the royals. Later a ruler of Japan wanted the common people to have access to it, so he started teaching the farmers how to grow and prepare Matcha.
 
Throughout the years Matcha has traveled all over, and we are seeing a large following of it here in the United States. The health benefits are still high. Drinking Matcha can help improve mental alertness, a stronger immune system, and energy levels. Not to mention it’s super tasty; don’t be scared of the swampy color.

Lyfe Tea's proprietary blend of Matcha is the highest quality green tea on the market. Specially selected plants are hand-picked and then ground into a fine powder, which when whisked with hot or cold water, becomes a beverage of amazing taste and health benefits. Enjoy our proprietary blend of Matcha in a smoothie or latte.  Matcha is used in a variety of cooking and baking. Each package contains 240 grams or approximately 15 servings.

Matcha is used to flavor...
Appetizers & Entrees
Pastries, Cookies & Cakes
Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream
Matcha Smoothies
Matcha Confections
Matcha Flavored Pasta
Matcha Seasonings
Matcha Shakes
Matcha Cereals
Matcha Energy Bars
Matcha Martinis & Alcoholic Beverages

 

 
Below you will find some great recipes that use Matcha in everyday foods.

  1. MATCHA SMOOTHIE: Gluten Free, Paleo promoted, and vegan.
Ingredients:
2 Cups of Spinach
1 – 2 Tbsp Matcha (Click Here to Order)
1 1/2 cups Frozen Mangos, Strawberries, Raspberries, or Blueberries
Handful of Fresh Mint
1 tbsp Lemon Juice

Directions:
Mix in a blender and Enjoy

 
  1. MATCHA CUPCAKES: Click Here to See the Full Recipe & Click Here to Order.
     
 
  1. MATCHA PROTEIN BARS: Click Here to See the Full Recipe & Click Here to Order.
 
  1. MATCHA VEGAN CHEEECAKE BITES: Click Here to See the Full Recipe & Click Here to Order. 
 
  1. MATCHA ICE CREAM:
 
Ingredients
1½ tbsp matcha green tea powder
3 tbsp water
1 cup heavy cream, cold from refrigerator
⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk, cold from refrigerator


Click Here to See the Full Recipe & Click Here to Order.


 

 

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