Matcha is on a fast track to become a lot of peoples go to caffeinated drink, but what is matcha?
Matcha powder is without a doubt becoming more and more popular, and a great alternative to coffee! Matcha is considered one of the biggest superfoods in the world and a long list of scientific studies that have been carried out conclude it's healing qualities for many ailments. We're seeing it branch out into the world of coffee shops and cafes in the western world. Slowly but surely, people are getting their energy fix from a much healthier source.
But how is matcha tea powder made?
Matcha is also the most authentic way of drinking green tea. If you were to ask for green tea in its native land of Japan, this is what you would get.
To make matcha traditionally, tea leaves are steamed, and then pulverised into powder. Only the finest tea buds are picked and the higher the quality of matcha powder, the greener it should be. This comes from chlorophyll levels that are increased during the harvest process where the tea plant is protected from direct sunlight.