Caffeine is the world’s favorite drug. And Matcha tea is arguably the best way to deliver it. Here is why:
1 Matcha contains l-Theanine, which is naturally present in green tea. Theanine has a soothing impact on the body.
2 Matcha tea utilizes the whole tea leaf which opens up the benefits of a host of additional phytonutrients and a greater concentration of antioxidants. A lot of the heavy lifting comes from the powerful antioxidant catechin called EGCG. Catechin also adds additional thermogenic support for healthy weight loss.
3 Unlike traditional sencha green tea, Matcha tea plants are shaded beneath wooden scaffolds draped with bamboo mats and rice straw prior to harvest. As a natural response to the deprivation of sunlight, the leaves aggregate a high concentration of chlorophyll. This contributes to the vibrant green color of Matcha tea.
Spices are hot right now, based on incredible emerging research on their health benefits. Arguably leading the charge is Turmeric. Turmeric has an amazing antioxidant potential. Research also points at the positive effects from turmeric on the joints.
The spices found in Chai tea come from a variety of spice mixtures described in Ayurvedic medicine. Historically, Indians viewed these tea blends as an herbal medicine rather than as a recreational beverage. It just so happens that the particular blend commonly associated with Chai, or Masala Chai, happens to be incredibly delicious. Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove, Peppercorn blend together to form a distinctly enjoyable experience for the palate. Coffee houses started to catch on in 1994 and the Chai boom was officially underway. Unfortunately most of the chai available in grocery stores and coffeehouses are packed with sugar, dairy, and include flavorings rather than the whole spices like the Ayurvedics intended. With the Matcha Whole Spice Chai Latte we harkened back to the old way, and put some of the healthiest ingredients in the world together in one drink. The additions of Turmeric and Matcha to the traditional chai spices elevate this beverage to another level. Sweetened with stevia and utilizing coconut solids to make a creamy, frothy flavor profile when blended we pose the question: Is this the healthiest buzz on the planet?