Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Matcha Tea Side Effects

Although matcha tea is generally considered safe, you can have mild to severe side effects in some people.

Due to the high content of caffeine in matcha tea, there are possible side effects that can be attributed to its consumption. While the content is smaller than the coffee and other infusions, excessive amounts of caffeine can cause irritability, insomnia, palpitations, and dizziness. Caffeine overdose can also cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and headaches.

Matcha Tea Side EffectsIf you have any heart disorder, kidney disease, or stomach ulcer, you should avoid any form of tea consumption, including matcha. Always check with your doctor. Caffeine may interfere with certain medications to control blood pressure.

As always the excess can be harmful, and drink very high doses of green tea probably it isn't safe.

In some people, the matcha green tea can cause upset stomach and constipation. Green tea appears to reduce the absorption of iron from foods.

Depending on the place of origin and the method of cultivation may have traces of chemicals from fertilizers and insecticides. Best wherever ecological or organic sources.

Matcha Tea

How is the preparation of Matcha green tea

The development of this type of tea begins weeks before the harvest, when the tea plant is covered in order to hide it from the Sun, creating in its leaves a darker green and getting also delayed both its development and its growth.

This culture is what gives that Matcha green tea acquires not only the characteristic color but its sweet flavor since it allows to increase its content in amino acids.

After harvesting its leaves are dried flat on a surface, removed both the stem and veins and ground on several occasions with the aim of achieving a texture as thin as possible.

The benefits of Matcha green tea

Very rich in antioxidants


Matcha Tea

Flavonoids are plant pigments found in many plants, and which provide a good range of benefits for our health. Matcha green tea is rich in flavonoids, which means that it becomes a drink extremely antioxidant, especially by the presence of known as tea catechins.

These catechins have a great capacity to neutralize the bad action of free radicals, helping positively to reduce the effects that exercise in our body.

Also provides vitamin C, an essential nutrient that is essential in preventing cancer, strengthen our defenses and help in the process of natural cleansing of our body, for example preventing fluid retention or eliminating toxins.

High tannin content

In addition to being very rich in flavonoids, Matcha tea presents a high concentration in tannins, which act as a mild laxative, which means that it becomes a variety of tea ideal to improve the intestinal transit, totally natural and simple.

Matcha Tea helps to lose weight

If we take into account that tannin in Matcha green tea mainly acts as a detoxifier, debugger, and mild laxative, there is no doubt that becomes an ideal for slimming and weight loss tea.

Between qualities recognized in this sense, we must emphasize above all its ability to increase metabolism, and thus burning calories by our body.

Matcha Tea reduces the cholesterol and blood sugar

Precisely because of its high content of antioxidants is an ideal beverage to reduce high levels of fats in the blood, helping especially when it comes decreasing the values of high cholesterol and triglycerides.

On the other hand, have shown that a regular consumption of Matcha tea helps to lower sugar levels in the blood, being at the same time suitable for people with diabetes to not raise insulin levels.

Matcha Tea provides vitality

Recent studies have found that consuming Matcha green tea on a regular basis is useful to bring vitality to our body, acting naturally when it comes giving us energy. Indeed, it has shown the Matcha tea is able to improve the endurance of those who consume it regularly.

How to prepare Matcha green tea

The truth is that a green tea Matcha is extremely simple. But for that, as well as own tea and water, you need a fine sieve and a Japanese brush normally used for the elaboration of this traditional drink (in the event that you do not have it will be worth a small spoon).

Ingredients you need

  • 2 tablespoons of Matcha green tea
  • 1 cup water

Steps to make the Matcha green tea

First, heat a little water in a saucepan, and when it reaches a temperature of about 80 ° C poured into the Cup go to serve tea in order to heat it. Then you discard this water and dry the Cup with extreme caution.

Sieves with the help of a colander the amount of Matcha green tea you want to use to make tea (on this occasion 2 tablespoons). Finely strain to remove any impurities that might exist, leaving falling directly on the Cup where you go to take it.

Meanwhile, heat the equivalent to 1 cup of water, but not to exceed 80 ° C. Then adds up the green tea hot water and use the brush or spoon to beat green tea until it integrates with the water hot and foaming. Ready! Enjoy it.

em portugues O que é o chá matcha?

Using Matcha

Use of Matcha

Green tea Matcha, apart from containing antioxidants, compounds that help the body to strengthen the immune system, has L-theanine, amino acid that is found exclusively in this plant.

To possess this special feature, the substance acts as a barrier method against the stimulation caused by caffeine, making your body a temple of peace and tranquility, reducing stress levels, significantly lowering blood pressure, improving memory and learning skills to increase learning skills.

If you eat green tea Matcha, you will ensure that your body is vitalized, i.e. If you eat it, works an injection of energy throughout the day. In recent studies, has been shown to improve 24% more physical resilience.

With a very low content of calories, another benefit of green tea Matcha is the advantage to those wanting to lose weight. Quickly increasing metabolism, which makes the process of fat burning increases. You'll be with perfect measurements in a short time. You can eat it with peace of mind because it does not increase the heart rate or blood pressure.

Using Matcha
So, green is the color of health, represented in this tea. The invitation is made. Know it and test its benefits, in my case, I do it every day and I feel like new.

1. Using Matcha: it is a special form of green tea. In dust, Matcha means tea. One of its benefits is the fact that as you don't have to make an infusion with leaves to eat it but make a drinkable solution with powder, its benefits take better advantage. The cultivation of matcha sheets takes care to detail and therefore assumes that its leaves have better flavor and texture than other green tea.

2. Using Matcha: it offers greater health benefits. Matcha is a high-quality tea, more powerful as a source of nutrients and proteins and even richer in antioxidants (polyphenols) than conventional green tea. It also contains another polyphenol called EGCG which proved to accelerate metabolism and slow the growth of cancer cells.

3. Using Matcha: it contains caffeine. As you are eating the leaf powder directly this means eating three times more caffeine than with a conventional tea. Matcha fans typically use it for breakfast and compare their effects with the buzz of coffee of the morning. And although its supporters also speak of creating a dual effect of alarm and calm, it is not recommended to drink it in the six hours before the night's rest.

4. Using Matcha: it is related to meditation. The preparation of matcha is one of the most important rituals of the Japanese tea ceremony, and for a long time has been associated with the Zen State. Preparation of matcha ceremony induces a State of relaxation which serves as preparation for start to meditate.

5. Using Matcha: its flavor is strong and the watered-down versions do not have the same quality. The taste of matcha is like the grass or a spinach leaf. Others reminded the taste umami (a Japanese word that means 'tasty'). To improve its strong flavor have come to market versions with powders mixed with sugar, chocolate or milk. No mixing is recommended because the qualities of the plant are altered. A good clue to know if matcha you buy is authentic is its price. Pure and fresh matcha is expensive.

6 Using Matcha: you can incorporate into meals. Matcha is fashion and not only as a drink, many prestigious chefs have included it in their dishes. In fact, it is now possible to find on the net and social networks recipes cakes, brownies or even soups of matcha.


Matcha tea recipes

Matcha latte: heat 100 ml of milk and stir. Preparing matcha with one teaspoon of coffee and 75 ml of hot water and whisk. Take the milk and sweeten to taste. Sprinkle on top with Matcha and cinnamon powder.

Matcha to the Viennese: serves hot Matcha, sweetened to taste, mixed with cream mounted and sprinkled with Matcha powder.

Matcha with fruit juice: put several ice cubes in a glass. Covered with mango, pineapple and orange juice (mixed three or one or two alone). The juice should be cold so you will not immediately with Matcha. Prepare the Matcha (1 tsp in 75 ml of hot water), bat and put on top of fruit juice. You can add a ball of vanilla ice cream.

Green tea to the Liégeoise: fill half a glass with ice cubes and add half a cup of milk. Preparing Matcha (1 teaspoon of coffee and 75 ml of hot water), beat it with milk. Add a scoop of ice cream of vanilla, a bit of liquid caramel and some fruit.

Earl Grey tiramisu: Heated 25 CL. mineral water added the Earl Grey tea and steep 15 minutes covered. Mix two egg yolks with 75 Gr. of sugar and 500 gr. mascarpone cheese and whisk. Mounts the 2 egg whites, and add them to the preparation of the mascarpone, mixing everything with the help of a spatula. Wet cookie type hawkweed Oxtongue in tea and covers the bottom of six small bowls. It covers with mascarpone cream and let stand 1 hour in the refrigerator. Sprinkle a good pinch of matcha before serving to decorate and give strength to the combination of flavors.

Don't forget to try other recipes with matcha such as the iced matcha tea or matcha mousse. Cold matcha tea, even serving to lose weight is also very tasty.

En castellano: Uso del té de Matcha
Em portugues: Uso do Chá Matcha

Matcha Benefits

The bright green powder that has fascinated the Japanese culture for centuries is at its Summit and is our obsession. Matcha powdered green tea leaves, coming is a powerful 10 times more powerful than the normal green tea drink. But why the fascination? Very simple, its benefits are impressive and captivating. Matcha has above all antioxidant properties surpassing any other fruit that we can name. In addition, it helps to fight against cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol. Reduce fat, strengthens the immune system, protects against diseases from flu, protects the intestinal flora, detoxifies the body and helps to reduce the fat. We break down the powerful benefits that can give us this magical tea.

Matcha Benefits: Antioxidant

In this category, the matcha is crowned as the most powerful. Exceeding by far all the berries, it contains up to twenty times more antioxidants than other fruits. The benefits? Helps against the aging as well as being a powerful shield against diseases.

Matcha Benefits: gives energy and calm

Matcha Benefits
Used in Japan to produce relaxation and meditation help but without inducing sleep, matcha produces a State of alert but calm thanks to the type of caffeine-containing: theanine. This powerful green powder will give you energy that can last up to six hours without generating the "downturn" that causes the coffee.

Matcha Benefits: enforce in the immune system

Thanks to its powerful components, minerals and vitamins, it protects the body and gives strength against different pathogens. Also, it helps to maintain the levels of cholesterol, improve the intestinal flora, and thanks to its component matcha contain more than any other tea, EGCG (a catechin and antioxidant), helps against cancer, arthritis and improves memory.

Matcha Benefits: It detoxifies and helps the digestive system

Matcha is also recognized for its cleansing powers of the body and contain chlorophyll which helps clean the blood and aid to your body to remove toxins. Also containing niacin, used for certain gastrointestinal disorders, helping to dispose of chemicals and improve digestion.

If you have been thinking about leaving the coffee, this might seem a more healthy and palatable, option though for its high content of caffeine it is essential that you do not drink in excess and to avoid the use in susceptible individuals. To consume it as tea dissolve in water and sweeten it to taste, and if not, another of the benefits of matcha is that you can easily use it to create various recipes (the best are those of living green tea), from soups to desserts, truffles, ice cream, brownies, and all kinds of snacks. Any time of the day, this tea is the best choice to stay healthy!

Em portugues Benefícios do chá matcha
En castellano Beneficios del té de matcha

What is Matcha

Matcha is a ground green tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. In Korea, it is called Nukchakaru or nukcha garu, and is used to flavor certain kinds of ttok.

Japan stands out as a country where the consumption of green tea is as high as for example in Spain is the consumption of coffee. In addition, surprising not only the great tradition that boasts around this mythical and popular drink but by the great diversity of varieties of tea that can be found in this beautiful oriental country.

Among those best known and consumed varieties can find tea Bancha (common tea), known as Gyokuro tea (jade dew), Genmaicha tea (tea with roasted rice grain variety), Kabusecha tea (covered tea), Hojicha tea (deliciously roasted tea), Kukicha tea (tea stems), Tamaryokucha tea (the popular green tea), Sencha tea (roasted tea) and Matcha tea (also known popularly as Matcha green tea).

What is Matcha
It is a variety of tea that is characterized for being a ground green tea, so unlike other types of green tea, this is presented and sold in the form of powder with the characteristic green color which both distinguishes it.

It is one tea traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony, and for his presentation and ground tea is very common to use not only for the development of their own drink tea itself, but emphasizes its use in the kitchen, either in the development of Japanese classics, ice cream desserts, and cakes.


History of Matcha

Ground tea has its origin in Song dynasty China.

In the year 1191, the Buddhist monk Eisai brought tea to Japan, with the introduction of Buddhism (Zen) ground. Eventually, ground tea was disappearing in China, but really take hold in Japan thanks to the customs of the Buddhist monasteries. Later, the upper classes of Japanese society adopted this tea, between the 14th and 16th centuries.

Production of Matcha

The preparation of matcha starts several weeks before their harvest. First tea plants are covered to hide them from the Sun. In this way, their growth is delayed and creates a darker green color in the leaves. With this process the tea wins in amino acids, thus creating a more sweet tea.

After the harvest, the leaves are placed on a flat surface to dry. The result is called "tencha" is them removed the stem and veins before grinding them until a texture of fine dust such as talc, a bright green, known as "matcha".

Only the ground "tencha" produces matcha. Other ground teas are known as "konacha".
The taste of matcha depends on its amino acids. Best qualities have a sweeter and more intense flavor. The most common varieties are obtained from harvests last season.

Matcha-producing regions are Uji in Kyoto (called this region tea "Ujicha"), and Nishio in Aichi (calling in this case "Nishiocha").

Other preparations of Matcha

"Usucha", or light tea is prepared with half a teaspoon of matcha and approximately 75 ml of hot water, creating a lighter tea and something more bitter.

Usually, matcha is used for thick tea, or "Koicha", water up to six teaspoons in a bowl and stirs the mixture more slowly producing a thicker mixture, without foam, and that is sweeter. The Koicha is mainly served in Japanese tea ceremonies.

Read more: Tea Ceremony

En castellano Qué es el té de matcha
Em portugues O que é matcha