Have you tried matcha?

Have you tried Matcha???

Matcha is made from ground Green Tea leaves- you may have seen the likes of Aldi selling this product now- making it much more affordable!

Both matcha and green tea come from the plant Camellia sinensis, but matcha tea bushes are shielded from direct sunlight for roughly a month before the leaves are harvested. After harvesting, the leaves are hand ground into a fine powder and sold as matcha.

Shade growing increases the amount of chlorophyll in the tea leaves. In addition, it preserves 
the amount of other beneficial compounds in tea like L-theanine, 
a compound that is known to 
have a calming effect on the brain.

Matcha is far more potent as you actually consume the whole tea leaves -You don’t have a teabag or loose tea leaves to discard unlike green tea.

So how do you use Matcha powder?

Matcha powder is whisked in a bowl with hot water until it foams, at which point you pour it into your teacup to drink.

There are plenty of other creative ways to enjoy it beyond tea. Try it in lattes, smoothies, oats, cakes, baked goods, yogurt and even frozen in homemade ice cream. The possibilities are endless. 

So give it a try!