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Matcha’s recent rise in popularity among health enthusiasts and professionals comes with no surprise when considering the many health benefits it offers. Of those perks, we would like to take the time to talk about one of them in detail, Matcha’s natural energy boost.

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All teas are not created equal - so it should come as no surprise that all teas are not prepared the same way. When evaluating teas, the process of preparing a rich, amazing cup of tea is as important as the tea itself.

For the best Matcha making experience, it is recommended to pick up a few key items: a high-quality ceremonial grade Matcha green tea; a bamboo whisk, a tea bowl, and more. On-the-surface, though the process may seem a bit complicated, it can actually become a relaxing morning ritual. Regardless, if you are new to this amazing superfood, we’re here to help!

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Matcha powder ceremoniously whisked in water to create a frothy bowl of green tea can almost feel like a Zen experience. Not only is it enjoyable to make, but it is also delicious to drink. While other types of green tea offer your body great health benefits, Matcha is different. In fact, it is one of the most potent, healthy drinks on the planet.

Believe it or not, this tea has been around for hundreds of years. Over time, Japanese Buddhist monks have come to understand the numerous benefits that Matcha green tea provides for the body. Drinking one bowl in the morning can make a difference in your health. All in all, Matcha powder can help to keep your body and mind healthier and happier.

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Simply put, Matcha is nature’s own energy drink.

Matcha is a shade-grown, powdered Japanese green tea made from the finest tea leaves. It is dubbed a high-quality, premium tea type, as a result of its careful growing and processing techniques. Extremely high in antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients, Matcha has gained popularity within multiple industries thanks to its superfood qualities and versatile ingredient properties.

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Recently, a friend was describing her “love for this new tea I found” and starts telling us about Matcha. We didn’t want to burst her bubble and tell her it’s been around for a long time, but it got us thinking about how much we really know about Matcha’s long and distinguished history.

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Have you stopped by your favorite coffee place and noticed coffee isn’t the only beverage on the menu? Chances are you’ve seen or even heard the person in front of you order a Matcha latte. What does he/she know that you don’t?

Though Matcha has been around for a while, its benefits and taste are still finding willing fans across the nation. Really, around the world!

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Did you know that tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world? (In case you’re wondering, water is the first!) With so many tea types on the market, sometimes it’s hard to decide on which one to try next. Within the world of Japanese green tea, we’ve narrowed down the bunch and compiled everything you need to know about this refreshing variety. From Matcha to Genmaicha to Kukicha, we’ve got it all – enjoy!

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Coffee vs. Matcha

Feb 27, 2017

It’s safe to say that most of us are a little happier with our morning java or tea. (I mean, what else is going to power us through the worst traffic in America – yikes!) Though our morning caffeine decisions may differ, the health facts don’t lie, especially when it comes to coffee and Matcha.

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