Matcha is a type of green tea, which is famous in Japan. What are the health benefits and harms of matcha tea? Let us learn about the health benefits and side effects of matcha tea and how to prepare it in the following.
What is Matcha Tea?
Matcha tea is a type of green tea that has been consumable in China and Japan for hundreds of years. They make matcha powder from matcha leaves, and it is healthier than regular tea. Two weeks before harvest, farmers build a structure around the plants to shade them and leave them in the dark because they believe that makes the leaves thin, sweeter, and bright. After the harvest, they are steam and dry the leaves, and they place them in a convection oven for 20 minutes. After that, the workers remove both the stem, twigs, and unwanted parts, and they grind the leaves into powder. This article will be about what is the health benefits of matcha tea. (1)