Calming the mind and relaxing the body… In Japan, they have known the benefits of green tea for centuries and are thought of as one of the healthiest populations on earth. Dubbed the ‘healthiest drink on the planet’ green tea is packed with antioxidants and has even been shown to assist in healthy weight loss. Antioxidants are chemical compounds that occur naturally in certain foods, they prevent aging and chronic diseases and are a buzz word in the health industry. Green tea boasts a huge amount of these antioxidants. Matcha is simply the powdered form of green tea leaves, therefore having the same benefits but in a much more concentrated form. One cup of matcha has 10x the antioxidants than one cup of green tea, making it a much easier way of getting the benefits without sipping tea all day. There are more than just antioxidants in matcha, with all the below benefits:
Helps to burn calories
Naturally detoxifies the body
Contains chlorophyll, which helps to heal skin
Enhances and stabilizes mood
Provides the body with vitamin C, selenium, zinc and magnesium
Helps the body to fight disease
Lowers blood sugar and cholesterol
At The Pantry, we stock _____ Matcha powder. You can use this to make the below healthy yet delicious latte.
How to make the best Matcha latte:
1 ____ matcha green tea powder
2 tsp honey
3 tbsp warm water
250ml cold milk or 300ml hot milk
Spoon the matcha green tea mix and the honey into a mug or glass.
Add in warm water and mix until it is a smooth dark green paste, making sure no lumps form.
Warm the milk in a small saucepan and pour into the mug until nearly full. Use fresh cold milk for an iced latte.
Use a whisk to mix the paste and milk together until smooth and light green in colour.
You can add a few sprinkles of matcha green tea powder on top for decoration. Or add ice for an extra cold iced latte. Enjoy!