Matcha (Ma = powdered, Cha + tea). is one of the healthiest drinks around and a favourite here in the office. It’s perfect for a tea moment!

When you drink Matcha you are consuming the tea leaves not just the steeped water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea, giving you a more concentrated dose of its health benefits.

matchaTop 3 Health Benefits of Matcha:

  1. Antioxidants – 1 serving of Matcha has over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food. Specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) – known for its cancer fighting properties
  2. Amino acid L-Theanine –helps to calm the nerves and increases memory and concentration
  3. Strengthens the immune system – as it contains high concentrations of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium.

 

Why is Matcha different from most teas?

matcha 2Approximately 3 weeks before harvesting the tea leaves are covered. This helps the new shoots to bigger and thinner enriching the flavor and texture. Then the tea is harvested by hand, choosing only the smallest leaves for the best quality. Once harvested the leaves are slightly steamed to stop the fermentation, then dried, packed and allowed to age for approximately 6 months in a cold storage facility. Then the leaves are ground into a fine powder called Matcha.

When making Matcha, do not use boiling water as this will drastically lower the health benefits. The optimal temperature for matcha is roughly 175f / 80c.

An easy quick way get 175F is to boil your filtered water, and pour whatever amount you think you’ll use for the matcha into a small glass cup. Then pour that water into a second cup or Libre tea glass, and the water temp should be just right.

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Hot matcha recipes:
Matcha White Hot Chocolate
Green Tea Latte

 

Share with us your favourite hot Matcha recipe

For a chance to win a DoMatcha single serve pak!

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Matcha Single Packets

Enjoy that same smooth tasting Ceremonial quality matcha in easy to use, ‘On the Go’, travel friendly packs.

DoMatcha Single Packets are perfect for making a traditional matcha in hot water, or simply empty the packet straight into your water bottle and shake vigorously. Ideal for anyone needing an energy lift, mental clarity and feeling of calmness. (24 – 1.3oz packets per box)

Comments (15)

  1. Suzanne

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    I add a spoonful of Matcha to my smoothies in the morning. My favorite one is grass fed strawberry whey powder with 1/2 cup frozen fruit (no ice needed), a cup of Living Harvest coconut hemp milk or a tablespoon of coconut oil, a teaspoon of Matcha and a sprinkle of cinnamon. If you add in frozen peaches, the smoothie tastes like a peach melba. Mmm, I could have one now but I’ll wait until the morning.

    In the afternoons, I also love Matcha tea especially with a splash of organic milk and raw honey. It’s not really a recipe but it’s a treat I look forward to often.

    • Suzanne

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      I put in two recipes, the first one cold and the second one is hot. However, they are both delicious.

  2. Amanda Alvarado

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    I have never tried Matcha before so I don’t have any recipes but the Matcha White Hot Chocolate sounds heavenly! I like the benefits of it and will ahve to look for it next time I’m tea shopping!

  3. Vilma Pacheco

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    Have not tries Matcha yet, though it is next on my list since its not the first time I’ve read about its benefits. Thanks for the info.

  4. Virginia Sigsworth

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    I’ve made Matcha hot tea & enjoy it but will now have to try the smoothie version as a previous person has written … it sounds yummy!

  5. Lisa Briones

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    I use almond milk, honey and matcha and toss it in my vitamix. It heats it up perfectly in just a few minutes. Nice & frothy too. Yum!

  6. Rachael

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    Love love love hot matcha with a squeeze of lemon, or hot matcha mixed in with organic hot cocoa.

  7. Dana

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    I have been drinking matcha for more than 10 years. Nothing gets my morning started like a hot bowl of matcha. I simply add hot water, whisk it with a bamboo whisk, and drink it straight up. It’s also good over ice on a hot day!

  8. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

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    we Haven’t had the chance to try it yet(but hopefully soon) but it sounds delicious hot with lemon

  9. Ashtar

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    Tastes lovely with organic chocolate powder and a squeeze of lime – served hot or cold tastes great : )

  10. joanna reed

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    I use vanilla almond milk, Matcha and fresh berries to make smoothies.

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