Matcha is my life. Honestly, there is nothing better than a cuppa matcha every morning. I realize that it is a hot trend among wellness influencers but there are real reasons to fall deeply in love with the chlorophyll-rich drink.
I spent two of the best years of my life in Japan, and I learned a thing or two! 🎌
I was first introduced to matcha over a decade ago while sitting at a sushi-go-round in a small town called Uraga. Each table had a hot water spigot + a container of ceremonial grade matcha. I watched to see what other patrons did so as not to offend anyone with my super American table manners.
Hot water + matcha at dinner became a staple + the start of a love affair.
Matcha is powdered green tea + is not a trend; it’s ancient + it boasts some stellar ingredients:
•amino acid L-theanine, which may improve brain function
•polyphenols that reduce inflammation
•green tea can reduce blood sugar, help with weight loss, + lower the risk of some cancers.
My favorite benefit? The catechins in green tea may suppress bacterial growth that causes bad breath.
True, it’s Insta worthy, but mostly it’s a ritual that grounds me + connects me to a mysterious + magical place that I called home for two years.
🍵Buy ceremonial grade matcha if you can. It’s of the highest quality.
🍵Buy matcha grown in the Uji region of Japan. Uji is where the best matcha in the world comes from.
🍵I buy this matcha here. It’s the best of the best. I trust their purity standards 100%
Want to learn how to make the perfect matcha latte? Check out my simple 5-step recipe using just 3 ingredients! Click on the Instagram Reel below!