Acai berries might be the superfood du jour, but it has nothing on matcha. The humble green powder has no sugar, fat, or carbs, and comes packed with a generous dose of antioxidants. It's no wonder that matcha is having quite a moment here — and we're not talking about the sugar-laden matcha lattes over at Starbucks. Quelle horreur!
Far from being a superfood fad, matcha is an ingredient that has long been embraced by some of the most enlightened echelons of society. For one, Zen Buddhist monks have turned to this verdant brew to help them stay awake during week-long meditation sessions. As it turns out, matcha is rich in caffeine, but it doesn't lead to the caffeine-induced crashes so commonly associated with coffee.
Besides boosting your levels of concentration, metabolism, and energy levels, this humble powder aids in detoxification as well. It contains a unique class of antioxidants known as catechins — which is believed to provide cancer-fighting properties.
To get the full benefits of matcha, be sure to consume the powder in its purest form. To that end, we turn to MyMaha's latest product — The Matcha Warrior. Featuring organic matcha derived from tea leaves grown in Nishio, Japan, you can rest assured the leaves were raised in fertile soil nourished with pristine, fresh water. The result is tea leaves that rank high on the nutrient scale, more so than its compatriots in other regions.
Unlike other matchas that are processed via air pulverisation methods which damage the tea's nutrients, MyMaha's matcha powder is ground by granite stones — a nod to tradition and time-proven methods. After all, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
What's the best way to enjoy matcha, you may ask? Add 1/2 a teaspoon of the powder to hot water and whisk the mixture briskly. Think of matcha as your new Green Goddess pour — but better.
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