What is Matcha?
Matcha is a type of green tea that, among other things, originates from China. It is made from powdered leaves from tea bushes grown in the shade to increase the amount of chlorophyll and amino acids in the leaves.
Traditionally, matcha is used in the Chinese tea ceremony, where it is served in small portions and enjoyed slowly as a meditation. Matcha has become more widespread and popular in other countries due to its taste and health benefits.
Matcha contains a higher amount of caffeine than traditional green tea and also contains antioxidants and amino acids such as L-theanine, which can have a calming effect on the body. Matcha can be used to make tea, but it is also popular to use it as an ingredient in cooking, such as in desserts or as a flavoring agent in smoothies and other drinks.