I was in New York last weekend and couldn’t wait to check out Cha Cha Matcha. I’m a regular matcha drinker, therefore, when I’m out of town I like finding chic spots to satisfy my obsession. I was talking to Elise (see picture below) about the reason I love drinking it and couldn’t believe she hadn’t tried it. So, I was thinking that maybe many didn’t know about it so decided to share the benefits behind a cup of matcha with you all.
The 411 on Matcha
First, let’s start with what matcha is. “Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea.” (Thank you Wikipedia)
10 Benefits Behind This Yummy Drink
- High in antioxidants
- Loaded with catechin – ECGg
- Increases energy (No jitters)
- Burns calories (This is a plus)
- Immune system booster (No more getting sick)
6. Detoxifies the body (This is a HUGE plus for me)
7. Boosts Memory (I sure need it … My middle name should be Dori)
8. Improves skin health (Anti ager – for those who know me personally, you know this is the real reason I’m hooked …. lol)
9. Healthy heart
10. High levels of fiber
And, the benefits go on but these are just a few of the many reasons why I opt to drink matcha vs any other drink.
Want to try it? Search for a matcha shop near you or …
Want to make your own recipe at home?
It’s easy! Use your favorite milk. I’m lactose intolerant, therefore, I like to mix it with almond milk for the nutty flavor or coconut milk for the sweetness. I like it iced. I’ve never tried it hot (Note to self: must try it hot) Anyhow, I blend the milk with the matcha powder, add ice to my mug, pour the blended mix, and enjoy. You can add honey or sugar for sweetness but I like to drink it unsweetened most of the time to avoid the extra calories plus I truly do like the taste of it.
I buy my organic matcha on Amazon. I’ve tried numerous brands but have found that they are pretty much the same. Always buy organic as the regular ones have a different taste. Let me know if you like it! Have a great day. Matcha Gracias for reading!