Good morrow everyone! So sorry for the long absence.
Life has a way of throwing things at you when you think
you can’t take anymore.
Then what happens…?
You take it anyway.
Let’s just pretend like nothing happened and I hope you
all still like me!
A question I get asked a lot about is this magical new tea
called matcha. Which of course is just a trendy green tea that has been around
awhile, but it made the face of Instagram and look where we are now!?
Shit is liquid gold.
What the fuck is matcha anyway?
Matcha is a special form of green tea. Matcha literally
means “powdered tea.” Traditionally, components from the tea leaves get infused
with the hot water and BAM. Green tea.
With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves.
In addition to making lit Instagram selfies, matcha offers a
lot of health benefits.
When drinking matcha you are drinking the whole leaves,
making it a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition
to small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants
called polyphenols, which have been tied to protect against heart disease and
It also contains our favorite drug, caffeine!
You may get three times as much caffeine in matcha than you
would steeped tea. That’s about the amount in a cup of brewed coffee. They say
it creates a “alert calm” rather than a crack head calm.
Matcha can also be incorporated into meals.
Matcha is hot with big time chefs. Not just as a beverage,
but an ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Google that shit, its pretty
BUT BEWARE MATCHA LOVERS
Even organically grown green tea, leaves have been shown to
contain eerie amounts of lead. When traditional green tea is steeped, about 90%
of the lead stays in the leaf, which is discarded. With matcha, since the whole
leaf is consumed, you with ingest more lead.
In conclusion, not even the green stuff is safe anymore.