I got this matcha from Japan. It is called Kappa Matcha Tea. My sister gave it to me last Christmas. It is a different matcha. It has a roasted smell when you open it. I was expecting the same smell just like the others. It was not. I was surprised.
I took some photos of the product. Also my drink. This is the second time my sister brought me another kind of matcha. I was excited to check if this is the same match she purchased last Christmas.
I made my usual drink. This time I have my whisk with me. I place two teaspoons of powder on my bowl. Pour in a little bit of hot water then whisk it. While whisking it, nutty smell of the steam evaporates. I check the color it’s dark green. Pretty good for a matcha tea.
I tasted my tea. All good. It is very rich, nutty and has a roasted smell. I would say not all matchas are created equal. My sister’s husband told me before that every tea house in has have their own flavors. That’s a fact. I thought they were all the same.
The matcha manufactured from Japan has different standards, flavor, and quality to it. I would say the best ones are created by the monks. The first matcha she brought for me was created by the monks.
Overall, I would rate this 8/10 for flavor and texture. For the color and smell, its 9/10. The packaging is cute and in Japanese. So it’s hard for me to understand it. At the back, they provided a large site information which is great for you to buy their matcha tea online. You can check the site online and see what else they offer.
Fitness goals are not complete without developing a matcha habit. Some of us have goals and some do not. It is easy to say what we really want than taking action. We take action by taking the necessary steps to be healthy and fit. Matcha tea has made its way to our homes and our hearts. It influences every person to choose matcha for a healthy lifestyle. The question is how to make matcha a fitness habit. Fitness experts have different ways to integrate matcha tea into our daily routine. Here are ways to get creative and adopt the matcha habit.
Drink matcha tea-like coffee every morning. Matcha tea helps you to get a fresh start. You know that matcha caffeine effect 4-6 hours in a day. It will help you to get rid of the early morning stress syndrome or I need to wake up feeling. It will boost your focus and concentration throughout the day.
Before you start an exercise program and routine, prepare a matcha drink that will aid as water during the activity.
Mix your matcha drink with healthy meals. Like early morning toast, smoothie bowl and fruit meals. Skip the matcha drink with cream that will break your fitness goals. Balance matcha with meals that have less sugar, fewer carbohydrates, and oil.
Food made from matcha can be good for you. Consume sweets, baked goods and lifestyle drinks made in matcha tea in moderation.
Exercise more every other day. While you rest in between make sure to drink your matcha during your exercise intervals.
Lastly, observe your body and the results you get for one or two. Notice any difference? If you do then you are on the right track. If you are not, better plan your meals. Make sure you eat in moderation and get more exercise. Never blame your excuses and other things that are blocking your path on your way to your goals. It is not somebody else’s fault if you are not making progress. It is your matcha habit to create.
It is difficult to tell which Matcha Tea has a ceremonial grade to its quality especially if you are a beginner. In the market, there are products sold on the internet for the same type of Matcha tea powder. Yet the quality is worst compared to products that are known for their quality. The issues of the quality do get everyone’s attention. Including the specific grades of the powder to use.
How can you tell you purchased a quality Matcha tea? The grade of Matcha is defined by many factors:
1.) Location of the Tea. 2.) Premium quality has strict requirements when they are made. This means young leaves are carefully selected to make the premium tea powder. The treatment of the tea leaves. Before processing, the leaves are not exposed to sunlight. This type of process makes the powder color appear vibrant green. 3.) The treatment of the tea leaves. Before processing, the leaves are not exposed to sunlight. This type of process makes the powder color appear vibrant green. 4.) The texture, quality, and density. 5.) It is made from stems or leaves. Teas made from stems have different flavor and aroma. They are not bitter. Though tea stems is used for drinking. Stems are by-products of making Matcha. While the leaves selected for Matcha production. 6.) The fineness of the powder. According to my research, Matcha tea powder from Japan has a darker color compared to China made tea powder. 7.) Tea leaves made from granite stone mills have the best quality. Compared to Matcha Tea made from machines. Granite stone mill is the best for attaining the freshness, texture, color, and density of the tea leaves. 8.) The oxidation of the leaves. Tea leaves exposed too much oxygen becomes dull and appears brownish-green. You will know if it has the right amount if it smells like hay.
The internet has a vast selection of Matcha Tea and their specific type of grade (which I will cover in my next article). The only way to know what type you are going to buy is to read the labels. In addition, do not be enticed by lower price products. High-quality Matcha Tea is generally expensive above $20 or more.