Green Tea Benefits
So, now we know the history of the drink, the properties, and the ceremony of the tea which are all well and good. However, the lingering question is, what is it about green tea that makes it so relevant and makes it stand the test of time? Obviously, it is touted by scientists for its restorative and elixir-like qualities. Do the long-term effects of these results change over time and person to person, or is it merely duplicative on lab rats and not on human beings?
Many studies leave the audience scratching their heads because we find that the studies were conducted on animals but have not been conducted on humans and, of course, the individual chemistry makeup of each person comes into play. Just because something will work for me does not mean it will work for you. What are the qualities make Matcha a favorable choice for every person?
It is not very often that something is introduced into a culture with as much history as Matcha, stemming back to Chinese tea royalty and Japanese Zen monks. Obviously, there are facts that commend not just as a proponent to health benefits of tea, but also regarding its amazing historical background.
Of all of the green teas that the institutes have hailed, the best by far is Matcha. Matcha is the only tea that is consumed in the full leaf. For this reason, it is much easier to absorb all of the nutrients and vitamins. Matcha is shaded before it is prepared so that it has a natural green color; this is because the tea has begun to produce more chlorophyll in the shade.
The addition of more chlorophyll gives it more nutrients; the darker the color of the tea, the stronger the taste the tea will have. For example, those with a dark, almost forest green color will have a very vegetable-like taste to them, while those teas which are much lighter in color will have a less vegetable-like taste but rather a more tea-like taste.