I have been drinking Maccha tea for a long time.
I was first exposed to it while working at a coffee shop in my early twenties. We worked with a company called JagaSilk, who’s two owners would come in after hours to offer us special training on Maccha preparation.
They infused us with a ton of knowledge about plant preparation, cultivation, storage, transport, proper boiling water temperature, whisking technique and more! It was a lot of fun and a really interesting learning experience.
Maccha has become fairly commonplace nowadays and you can even find knock-off “green tea lattes” at Starbucks. I will invite you to check out the website of the company we used to work with www.jagasilk.com to accurately learn more about this tea.
A quick summary of what Maccha tea is:
Maccha is a powdered green tea from Japan. The tea tea leaves are picked, de-veined and de-stemmed before being stone ground into a fine powder. This makes it more potent and antioxidant rich than regular green tea as you are consuming the whole leaf instead of just steeping in water and then removing.
What are some of the benefits of Maccha?
Antioxidant rich! Some say one cup of Maccha has as many antioxidants as 10 cups of brewed green tea!
Energy without the jitters! Studies found that a combination of Macchas natural properties offer boosts of energy throughout the day without the caffeine jitters.
Good source of Chlorophyll! Great for detoxing, can help the body eliminate heavy metals.
Maccha is a great coffee substitute and can be enjoyed with steam milk in a latte or simply dissolved by whisk into water!