Matcha Tea is my secret ingredient for managing stress and anxiety!
Due to its extremely high levels of active natural compounds, like chlorophyll, L-theanine, caffeine and more, Matcha has the power to help you feel calm and focuseed whilst supporting your health and metabolism at the same time.
Recognised as a superfood, Matcha also contains extremely high levels of antioxidants, and it is associated with providing a number of wonderful health benefits. One serve of matcha is said to be 10 x more potent than a regular cup of green tea!
“Matcha has the ability to boost your immunity, control your stress and even assist in weight management.”
Whilst Matcha does contain caffeine, it’s only around half that of a regular cup of black coffee. The caffeine in Matcha is assimilated and absorbed very slowly (over 6 hours) giving you a long and sustained energy boost rather than a 60-minute spike. Unlike coffee, there is also no blood sugar spike, insulin increase, or release of the stress hormone Cortisol, meaning it helps you to stay calm and focussed.
I enjoy a Matcha tea every single morning just before my morning walk and it helps me to feel energised, focussed and aware, but also calm and in control, so I can plan my day and feel empowered to achieve my goals.
So what makes Healthy Chef Matcha Green Tea better for you? It’s Ceremonial-Grade, and certified organic, which means its the highest quality Matcha you can get in the world!
"Drinking Ceremonial-Grade Matcha is better for your health as it contains a higher concentration of antioxidants."
Another wonderful property of Ceremonial-Grade Matchais the excellent source of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), with levels significantly higher than regular green tea. EGCG is a molecule that has natural metabolism-boosting and thermogenic effects in the body, meaning it gently supports weight management.
Ceremonial-Grade Matcha is difficult to source, as it uses the young leaves of the green tea plant. Unlike food grade matcha tea, Ceremonial Grade is higher in the wonderful health-boosting compounds, and its a much smoother and richer taste than food-grade matcha tea.
THE BEST WAY TO DRINK IT
I drink a cup every morning to start my day, and the best way you can incorporate it into your day is to have it upon rising. Try replacing your first tea and coffee with it.
MEASURE out 1/4 or 1/2 tsp of Matcha into a drinking cup or bowl.
POUR in a small amount of boiling water to dissolve the Matcha.
WHISK in a zig-zag motion with a bamboo whisk (Chasen) or teaspoon until there a no lumps.
FILL with more boiling water, or add your favourite type of milk for a lovely creamy latte.
DRINK slowly and enjoy.
ADD matcha to smoothies + juices for an antioxidant-rich energy boost.
BLEND with frozen banana, avocado, almond milk, spinach and protein
for an awesome power-packed breakfast smoothie.
SHAKE just with coconut water for an awesome pre-workout drink.