Here at Tease, we are huge fans of matcha. This superwoman of green tea is a pure indulgence known for its significant health boosting properties. There are so many ways to reap the benefits of matcha by incorporating it into your daily rituals.
Our Organic Ceremonial Matcha is sourced directly from family owned producers in Shizuoka, Japan to bring you the best shade grown, organic matcha we could find.
Here are some of the many benefits of matcha:
- Packed with antioxidants
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body
- Rich in fibre, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Matcha has 60x more antioxidants than spinach
- Less acidic than coffee (easier on your stomach)
Let's dive into our 4 favourite ways to incorporate matcha into your life:
1. Make a Homemade Latte
Okay, this one may seem a little basic, but we had to start with a classic and indulgent way to consume your morning matcha. Making homemade lattes at home doesn't have to be daunting.
Start with about 1 teaspoon of matcha. You can adjust this based on your preference. To avoid lumps, sift the matcha into your mug.
Next, pour about 1/4 cup of recently boiled water over your matcha. You do not want to use scalding water as this will burn your matcha, creating a bitter flavour. Whisk your matcha and water together using a kitchen whisk or chasen (a traditional Japanese matcha whisk) until smooth.
Now it's time to get creative. Lattes are known for their rich, frothy milk. We like to use frothed oat or coconut milk here. If you have a frother, go ahead and froth about 1 cup of your warm milk of choice. Otherwise you can whisk your milk until forthy.
Pour your warmed milk over your matcha. You can optionally add some sweetener like honey, or additional flavours like vanilla or cinnamon. Whisk everything together and enjoy.
2. DIY Matcha Face Mask
Not only is matcha beneficial when consumed internally, but it also contains numerous benefits for your skin. When applied topically, the high antioxidant content in matcha can reduce inflammation and irritated skin, prevent signs of aging, protect against damage, and provide nourishment for glowing skin.
You only need a few ingredients to make your own matcha face mask. Make our favourite soothing mask by string together 2 teaspoons of organic matcha, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a couple drops of water until you reach your desired consistency. Not interested in the homemade route? Try our Clarifying Matcha Face Mask made with bentonite clay, honey, matcha, and peppermint.
3. Start Your Day with a Matcha Smoothie
What better way to start your day than with a refreshing matcha smoothie? Not only is a matcha smoothie packed with nutrients to start your day, it also contains that boost of energy to get your day started.
Refreshing Matcha Smoothie:
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1/2 cup of frozen mango or pineapple
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 2 teaspoons matcha powder
- 1 cup plant-based milk
Add all ingredients to your blender, blend until smooth, and enjoy!
4. Matcha Baked Goods
For those of us who love the distinct flavour of matcha, why not try adding it to your favourite baked goods? Adding matcha to your favourite treats makes a perfect mid-morning or afternoon pick-me-up. Try matcha muffins, cookies, or energy balls. We are in awe over these matcha glazed donuts: