In a world of artisan coffee and baristas on every street corner, we’ve come to expect the best from our drinks. This means there are trends and fashions when it comes to our brew break - and potential disappointment if you can’t get your hands on the drink everyone is talking about and uploading to their Instagram.
2018 was arguably the year of the cold brew. For this year, coffee might be taking a back seat to matcha tea. Here are 5 reasons why people are loving matcha tea this year…
1. It’s delicious
The first point is the most obvious - but people love matcha because it’s delicious. It’s fresh, refreshing and leaves you feeling energised, without the caffeine slump that most traditional coffee drinks give you. This is because it’s rich in the amino acid L-Theanine. This amino acid is linked to naturally increasing your concentration, focus and alertness - without causing a tired slump when it wears off. Don’t believe us? Try for yourself. After your first cup, you’ll never look at regular green tea in the same way again.
2. They’re full of nutrients for your health
With matcha tea, you’re not just getting the flavour. You’re getting all the nutrients from the whole leaf, as it’s ground up into a superfine power before being mixed with water to create the drink. This means it’s packed full with health and wellbeing benefits, including antioxidants that many people use to help reduce the effects of type 2 diabetes, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which will help protect against the risk of heart disease. And when we say it’s packed, we mean it. In fact, matcha tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea within a single serving.
3. They’re great for a detox
Looking to detox? Matcha tea has got you covered. Before the matcha leaves are harvested, the plants are shaded. This boosts the Chlorophyll levels, and when ingested, helps improve your liver’s function. So, you’ll be boosting your body’s natural ability to cleanse and remove any harmful toxins from your body.
4. It’s been used for centuries
Matcha tea isn’t a new thing. It’s something that’s dated back to the 7th-10th centuries, used during the Tang Dynasty in China, before making its way to Japan. The drink was also popular with Zen Buddhists, who used it during meditation to help them feel more relaxed and centred. Now, that’s something we can get on board with.
5. It might help you lose weight
Say goodbye to the calories within a sugar-filled coffee and hello to the weight loss potential of matcha tea. According to a recent study, drinking matcha tea before exercise burnt 25% more fat by increasing the body’s natural rate of burning calories.*
Looking to get on the matcha tea craze?
Try the drink for yourself and see how you can benefit from the delicious health benefits on offer. Get in touch with us today to find out more.