In recent years Matcha Green Tea has become increasingly highlighted all over the world as a health beverage since its disease preventing and health promoting effects have been widely reported.
There are many substances in tea that are good for the body and below we will introduce a few of them.
- Have antioxidant and antimutagenic effects.
- Prevent starch from being metabolised, restricts the absorption of glucose, keeps the blood pressure low and thereby help to prevent obesity.
- Have a sterilizing effect on bacteria that causes foof poisoning such as O-157 or cholera bacteria. It also kills harmful bacteria in the intestines and increases the good bacteria such as Lactobacillus.
- Lower the level of bad cholesterol (LDL).
- Rinsing one's mouth with Japanese Green Tea (including Matcha Green Tea) after meals kills harmful bacteria and thus prevents cavity.
- Eases the effects of caffeine.
- Affects the brain cells and gives a relaxing and healing effect.
- Relives fatigue, has an awakening effect and acts as a diuretic
- Helps to burn fat, and reduces the intoxication effect from over consumption of alcohol.
- Promotes blood circulation.
- Acts as an antioxidant, improves immunity, relives fatigue, prevents colds and makes the skin beautiful.
- Since the catechin in tea protects Vitamin C it becomes strong against heat, and 5 cups of Japanese Green Tea contain as much as 100g of lemon juice (50mg Vitamin C).
- Minerals are important for metabolic efficiency.
- Apart from potassium, which eases the effects of excess salt consumption, tea also contains calcium, magnesium, iron and other minerals.
- Has antidiabetic effects, relieves fatigue, increases vitality, prevents blood clot formation and has many other positive effects.
- β-carotene, Vitamin E, Chlorophyl, protein, dietary fiber etc.
- By consuming Matcha Green Tea, one is able to completely absorb all components found in tea!
One property of bitter and astringent substances in Japanese Green Tea like caffeine and catechin is that they dissolve easier the hotter the water.
Tea becomes bitter and astringent when catechin is dissolved to large extent.
For those who dislike bitter and astringent tea, Japanese Green Tea can be steeped in water with a lower temperature to make it tastier.
Japanese Green Tea has many kinds of it. Matcha is of course Japanese Green Tea. So water temperature is very important to make tasty Matcha tea!
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Have you ever felt that Japanese Green Tea is bitter or astringent and therefore hard to appreciate? Japanese Green Tea contains catechins, a group of polyphenols that give tea a bitter and astringent taste.
There is also caffeine, which is a bitter substance and all these cause the tea to appear bitter and astringent.
Although catechin has these properties, it is also noted for its preventive effects on lifestyle related diseases and for numerous other health benefits.
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Types of Tea Posted on 19 Mar 00:12 , 0 comments
How many types of tea do you know? Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea... They are all made from the same tea plant, and they are different only on the way they are produced. Basically there are three types of tea, Non-fermented tea, Half fermented tea and Fermented tea. Japanese Green Tea is Non-fermented tea. Oolong tea is Half fermented tea. Black tea is fermented tea.
In tea production, what is usually called fermentation is actually oxidation. Japanese Green Tea is Non-fermented tea and there are two methods to stop oxidation of tea leaves. One is steaming tea leaves. The other is roasting tea leaves on a steel pan. In Japanese green tea only Kamairi-cha is made by roasting method.
Ten-cha is a Japanese green tea made by steaming method. Matcha is made by powdering Ten-cha.
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The oldest reliable record of tea drinking in Japan can be fond in "Nihon Koki" (one of the six classical Japanese history texts).
One passage describes how the Buddhist monk Eichuu offers tea to the Saga emperor on the 22nd of April 815. At that time, tea was a very rare delicacy.
It then got more widely spread during the Kamakura period (1185-1333 CE) when Yosai, a Buddhist monk also known for having started the Rinzai Sect, brought back to Japan from Sung dynasty China.
The tea drunk at the time was close in resemblance to today's Matcha. Sencha came into being during the Edo period and within time it spread to the common people as well.
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Tea arrived in Europe in the 16th century during the Age of Discovery. The Portuguese who made it to Canton are said to have been the first Westerners to taste tea.
In the 17th century the Dutch established hegemony over the trade in Asia and through the Dutch the export of tea to Great Britain started.
During the following centuries, tea gradually spread to all corners of the world.
According to statistics from 2014 the production of tea was approximately 5,170,000t, among which Green Tea accounted for 1,670,000t and Black tea for an estimated 3,500,000t.
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The Origin of Tea Posted on 13 Mar 22:43 , 0 comments
The birthplace of tea is thought to be China, and originally it was used as a remedy and antidote. The father of herbal medicine, Shen Nong, who according to the legend is credited for having created the base for today's Chinese medicine is said to have wandered through fields and mountains in search of beneficial herbs.
As he was trying to discern whether different types of herbs and leaves were good to consume for humans or not, he got poisoned as many as 72 times a day but when that happened, he always used tea leaves (camellia sinensis) as an antidote.
The story is of great importance for the understanding of the world of tea!
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Do you know that matcha powder is not only for matcha tea but also for cooking? In cooking you don't need ceremonial grade matcha powder but you need high quality matcha powder because low grade matcha powder has astringency that affects negatively to the taste of your cooking. Even though matcha green tea is becoming popular worldwide, there are still many people who don't know the green powder, Matcha. It might be good idea to try Matcha from sweets :)
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