Unless you have been living under a rock you have heard about matcha tea and of course, you know that Kourtney Kardashian swears by it. In fact, she regularly posts about matcha on her social media. With everything you have heard you have to wonder; Should I drink matcha? Why should I drink matcha? Is matcha even good?
When I think about it, and I see her pictures, I think matcha tea looks like the runoff you get after squeezing water out of spinach.
I am positive, that despite its appearance and plant-like smell that it has to taste good. Right? Otherwise, why would so many people be all about matcha?
Then again people said kale was good, and I can not for the life of me understand why people like kale.
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The question is should I drink matcha? Does it even taste good?
What is matcha?
Matcha is a traditional Japanese green tea, grown in the shade in order to preserve all the chlorophyll the plant produces and also intensifies it. This process is what makes matcha a super tea.
The tea is also grounded into a fine powder instead of drying out the leaves and is whisked, not steeped, into boiling water.
What does Matcha Tea taste like?
There is only one way to give an honest explanation of what this tea tastes like, well two ways. One I am I going to give you thoughts from a respectiable magazine and my thoughts and feelings when I tried the tea.
The best description of how the tea tastes can be found in this article from Time Magazine.
“A good quality matcha is bright green and smooth. An average matcha will be yellow and grainy to touch—the tougher leaves of the tea bush,” says Cheadle. The quality of leaves impacts the taste. “A good matcha will not taste bitter at all; there will be a slightly sweet taste.”
I ended up using Kourtney Kardashian’s recipe, since I had no idea where to start when making this tea, to get an idea of how it would taste. For me, I found the tea slightly sweet and honestly really good. I found the combination of almond milk, maple syrup and matcha soothing. That is saying a lot since I honestly don’t like a lot of teas. I love chai, and black tea that is it.
I will be adding it to my list of drinks.
Benefits of drinking Matcha
As with any fad, we often wonder if it is something we should be consuming. Will this make me…enter your desired goal. I did discover that Matcha tea has many benefits.
Matcha contains nutrients that are high in cancer-fighting, helping in preventing type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Many drinkers even claim that matcha tea can promote weight loss.
However, upon my search, I could not find scientific studies to confirm these claims. I only found confirmation of the benefits from those who actually drank the tea over a period of time.
Should I drink Matcha tea?
After much consideration, and trying matcha for myself, I honestly think that you should give matcha a try. Especially if you are looking to add more healthy drinks to your diet.
Be aware though that matcha contains a high amount of caffeine, so don’t drink it right before going to bed.
Be sure to check out my post Small Ways To Recharge When You Feel Drained while sipping on your tea. Or my post on Everything you should know about Denmark’s kind of Cosy: Hygee.
Be sure to comment below how you feel about matcha tea. Are you going to give it a try?
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