New Delhi: Tea is not just a beverage, it is an emotion for many. Tea is very comforting, refreshing, and at the same time, healthy. A lot of us enjoy a warm cup of tea on a cold winter evening, maybe with a good company or a book to read. On warm, sunny days, an iced tea with lemon or peach flavour sounds like a perfect, refreshing beverage.

Tea is of various types, and is prepared in various ways. Different types of tea have different health benefits. For example, green tea is rich in antioxidants, and can help with weight loss and detox. Ginger tea, on the other hand, is a great home remedy for common cold, or a sore throat.

What is matcha tea?

One type of tea has recently shot in popularity and has been hailed as one of the healthiest ways to consume tea, especially by health enthusiasts. Matcha tea is now available in almost all coffee shops and cafes in various forms. Matcha shots, lattes, teas, and even desserts have become a frequent occurrence in cafe menus.

Matcha tea comes from the same plant as green tea. However, it is grown differently and contains different nutrients from the usual green tea. Matcha tea is grown by covering tea plants for about 20-30 days before harvest, to keep them away from direct sunlight. This increases the chlorophyll production in the plant, boosts the content of amino acids in the tea leaves, and makes the plant a darker green than the usual plants.

Post harvest, the leaves are ground into a fine powder, known as matcha. Matcha tea powder contains nutrients from the whole tea leaf, and are rich in caffeine and antioxidants, even more than regular green tea.

Health benefits of Matcha tea

Reduces cell damage and risk of diseases

Matcha is very rich in antioxidants, which help to reduce the free radical activity in the body, and prevent cell damage. Prevention of cell damage can reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, etc.

Matcha tea helps improve brain function

Studies suggest that consumption of matcha tea helps improve brain functions like memory, concentration, etc. This may have a link with the presence of caffeine in matcha tea. Matcha tea can also reduce stress and relax the body and mind, which helps to improve brain activity and focus.

Matcha tea can help you lose weight

Green tea compounds are linked with weight loss, and matcha tea also contains them. The antioxidants in matcha tea can help to boost metabolism and burn fat quickly, helping in weight loss. Matcha tea can also contribute to hydration, which plays a key role in weight loss. A glass or cup of matcha tea is also very filling, and can help keep you fuller for longer, reducing hunger pangs.

 

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