What is Matcha?
Matcha is a type of finely ground, high-quality green tea that is native to Japan. It is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are shade-grown and then ground into a fine powder using traditional stone grinding methods. Matcha has a long and storied history in Japan, where it has been a staple in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for centuries.
Matcha is believed to have originated in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), where it was used by Zen Buddhists as a tool for meditation. The tea was later introduced to Japan by Buddhist monks in the 12th century and quickly became a central part of Japanese culture and tradition. In Japan, matcha is traditionally prepared by whisking the powdered tea with hot water using a bamboo whisk, and is often served in small bowls with traditional Japanese sweets.
Today, matcha is enjoyed around the world for its distinctive flavor and numerous health benefits. It is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients, and is believed to have a number of health benefits, including improving concentration, aiding in weight loss, and boosting the immune system.