What is Matcha?
First of all, it is our latest addiction. We make it with a combination of non GMO soy milk and organic coconut milk. Rich, creamy and green and earthy tasting.
Matcha came to Japan over a thousand years ago as an aid to meditation practice. During long hours of sitting, monks would drink matcha to remain alert for long periods of time, yet surrender to calm as well. Incredibly, it has this unique affect on people.
Matcha contains 137 times the antioxidants of Green tea. We love this brand.
Antioxidants? What are they and what do they do? They are naturally occurring chemical compounds that prevent aging and chronic disease. Matcha tea has a very potent type of antioxidant known as catechins and they are primarily responsible to help your body fight infection and provide protection from cellular mutating diseases, like cancer.
Essentially, these antioxidants are able to reverse and counteract the DNA and cell damage caused by free radicals that can run rampant in your body caused by pollution, stress, UV rays, chemical exposure and more.
Matcha also aids in fat burning and thermogenesis. To boost you fat-burning machine (your body) during your workout, have a cup of matcha tea 30 minutes before working out. Drink matcha tea during mid morning and mid afternoon breaks to keep you mentally focussed and matcha will stimulate hormones to help keep you feeling full.
Why not replace your morning cup of coffee with this uber health-promoting tea to kickstart your metabolism in the right direction? Try a Matcha Latte at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe – like we do every day and we promise you will LOVE it!