If you are passionate about tea, you must have by now heard of or even sampled matcha green tea. Matcha is steadily progressing towards attaining a cult status in the world of wellness, thanks to its myriad benefits. If you haven't brewed the tea yet, you could perhaps be familiar with its taste in ice creams, puddings or even smoothies. Every boutique tea shop in metros is bound to stock this green wonder - in fact, experts say that the greener the matcha, the better it is.
To put it simply, matcha is finely ground green tea, but believed to be a more potent concoction than our ordinary green tea varieties. If we trace its origins, it dates back to ancient Japan. In fact, it is believed that samurai warriors would drink this powdered green tea before going to fights because this drink would raise their energy levels by several notches. Back home, here and now, matcha has a great following among celebs. Take Manisha Koirala who had blogged about the benefits of matcha green tea. If you visit her social media pages, tea gets featured quite prominently in her daily routine.
But don’t overdo matcha, experts caution. Consuming too much of the anti-oxidant rich matcha green tea can lead to liver damage, among other things. Precise studies on ill effects of matcha are yet to surface though. Just a teaspoon and a half of matcha every day can perhaps keep the doctors away.