Matcha tea is so hot right now, and here’s why
It’s taking the world by storm, one teacup at a time. You may already be obsessed with it; you may have heard of it or you might be a little intimidated by it because you’re not really sure what it’s all about.
Matcha tea is the latest health craze and it has every reason to be, but why?
Firstly, matcha is essentially green tea that has been ground down in to a powder over a long period of time. Because of the process, when you consume one cup of matcha tea you are getting 100% off the nutrients of the leaf and as many antioxidants as 10 cups of green tea, making it incredibly powerful for your health.
It is also known to increase your metabolism making it a great weight loss aid and you can feel it debloat you as you drink it.
As if it could get any better, quality matcha teas contains high levels of L-Theanine which is known to relax you as well as boost your memory and concentration and let’s face it, we all need that.
Ai Tea is a Melbourne-based company that offers some of the best matcha tea in the country because it is sourced right from its origin: in the valleys of the Nishio region in Japan.
Their focus is entirely on quality and you can be sure the products you get from Ai Tea have been handpicked with a lot of thought and care. They ship all over Australia and worldwide.
Ai Tea comes in an adorable little pint-sized tin to ensure that you’re getting the freshest tea. They currently offer three different types including ceremonial grade, Organic Matcha and their flavoured matcha which comes in raspberry, vanilla and blueberry.
As some can find the flavour of green tea a little hard to get used to at first, Ai Tea’s flavoured matcha varieties really make it easier to get your daily dose of goodness. The raspberry is a favourite and has a lovely smooth taste with a hint of sweetness.
Simply prepare it by whisking together with hot water until it foams and drink as you would normally drink tea. Matcha is a very versatile superfood so you can also add it to your favourite recipes including pancakes, milkshakes and even ice cream. Jump online and order from Ai Tea to start creating your own matcha recipes.
By Sarah Lamont