From lattes to cupcakes, matcha green tea has made its way into a huge variety of treats, drinks and health foods. Loved for its vibrant green color and amazing health benefits, matcha is a favourite among foodies and nutritionists alike.
But why is matcha green tea so good for us? And how can you make the most of this delicious superfood?
What is matcha green tea?
Consumed for more than a millennium in Japan, matcha green tea plays an important role in traditional tea ceremonies. Made from the nutrient-rich young leaves found at the tips of shade-grown Camellia Sinensis plants, matcha is steamed and stemmed before being stone-ground into a vibrant green powder.