Making Matcha for the first time
It’s super easy using Yumchaa‘s Matcha Kit. The perfect spoon measures the perfect amount of matcha powder for me and following 4 simple steps, my matcha latte is ready in 5 minutes. To make the perfect Matcha, just follow those steps. Get your Matcha Making Kit with 20% code until the end of January. Just enter the voucher code ‘healthyjan’ at check out (20% on any products on Yumchaa‘s website).
Another detox tea I LOVE: white tea, high in anti-oxidants and great for a January detox.
5 reasons to drink Matcha:
- High in Antioxidants
One cup of Matcha contains around 10 times the antioxidants of a cup of green tea and it’s higher in antioxidants than any other known food or drink
- Increase energy level
Matcha is high in an energy boosting amino acid called L-Thenanine. It also contains caffeine for that extra kick, but unlike a cup of coffee Matcha releases caffeine to your body gradually.
- Boost Memory and concentration
Buddist monks have used matcha for centuries to aide concentration during meditation: I am down for giving it a shot.
- Detoxifies the body
High in Chlorophyll which helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to your cells. Hello January Cleansing.
- Burns calories
Matcha speeds up metabolism without raising blood pressure.
I am sold! Are you?
You will need a Matcha making kit that includes the following equipment. You can also buy them separately if you already have some of those but the kit is more economical.
- Ceramic Matcha Bowl (to mix the matcha powder with water)
- Matcha Spoon (to get the right measurement of matcha powder)
- Matcha Whisk (80 prong bamboo to prepare the matcha powder)
- Matcha Powder (a tin of matcha)
- Your favorite type of milk (I personally love almond milk)
- Add 1 spoon of Matcha powder to your Matcha bowl. Only a pinch of Matcha is required (use a Matcha spoon to get the measure right)
2. Add about approx 120ml of 75°C water into your Matcha bowl, covering the powder. Tip: if you don’t have a temperature sensitive kettle you can add a splash of cold water first and then add boiling water.
3. Using a Matcha whisk, briskly whisk the mixture in an ‘M’ shape. Make sure you thoroughly whisk the mixture until there are no clumps remaining and a frothy layer forms (this is the key to a great matcha!)
And finally, add water for a tea or add frothed milk for a latte.
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