june 14, 2018
Machta Powder Power
Machta is very popular in the US. Made into powder form, it is used in a variety of different ways. Traditionally steeped into tea; with Origins in China and the more associated Japan, this superfood has been making people healthy for thousands of years.
*In China during the Tang Dynasty (618–907), tea leaves were steamed and formed into tea bricks for storage and trade. The tea was prepared by roasting and pulverizing the tea, and decocting the resulting tea powder in hot water, then adding salt. During the Song Dynasty (960–1279), the method of making powdered tea from steam-prepared dried tea leaves, and preparing the beverage by whipping the tea powder and hot water together in a bowl became popular.
Preparation and consumption of powdered tea was formed into a ritual by Chan or Zen Buddhists. The earliest extant Chan monastic code, entitled Chanyuan Qinggui (Rules of Purity for the Chan Monastery, 1103), describes in detail the etiquette for tea ceremonies.[better source needed]
Zen Buddhism and the Chinese methods of preparing powdered tea were brought to Japan in 1191 by the monk Eisai. Although powdered tea has not been popular in China for some time, now there is a global resurgence in Matcha tea consumption, including in China. In Japan it continued to be an important item at Zen monasteries, and became highly appreciated by others in the upper echelons of society during the fourteenth through sixteenth centuries.
*Source – Wikipedia
Traditional Machta Green Tea Preparation
Using a Bamboo Whisk & Tea Bowl
Sift 1-2 tsp machta in a small bowl
Add 2 oz. of hot water, not fully boiled
Use the Bamboo whisk to stir the machta powder
Make a zig-zag pattern with the whisk
Enjoy sipping right from the bowl
Sweet Treats made with Machta
Machta Smoothie Bowls
Machta Chia Pudding
Machta Ice Cream
Savory Machta Treats
Machta Gnocchi! OMG!
Machta Eggs Benedict
Check out the entire article in Self Magazine and get inspired!
HOW DOES MATCHA TEA GIVE ME ENERGY WITHOUT GIVING ME THE JITTERS?
One of the most unexpected health benefits of matcha tea, is the boost of energy throughout the day. Researchers had thought that this was from the caffeine in matcha, but they found that it was actually the combination of matcha’s natural properties. Another recent study found that matcha even improved physical endurance by 24%. Coffee only increases performance by 15%.
Machta Torches Body Fat
Loaded with antioxidants including the all important *EGCg
Calms and Relaxes while Naturally Boosting Energy, no jitters
RIch in Chlorophyll and Iron
Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
*What is EGCg?
EGCg – Epigallocatechin gallate is a type of catechin found in tea.
Catechins are a natural antioxidants which help prevent cell damage. This helps block the formation of free radicals found in the atmosphere, from causing damage to the physical body.
Free radicals are the cause of cancers, aging and other various diseases. EGCg is one of the most powerful components of machta green tea.
Matcha truly has some Healing Properties.