Cooking with Japanese Green Tea Matcha - utilizing European ingredients -

Hello everyone! This blog is a collection of recipes with Japanese Green tea Matcha. It is not easy to cook Matcha in Europe because it is difficult to find fresh Matcha powder at reasonable price and it is not easy to find recipes using material which you can find easily in Europe. We are trying to introduce easy recipes with Matcha utilizing European ingredients and recommendable Matcha powder. Enjoy a lot our Green Tea recipes! 【COPYRIGHT】All recipes and photographs are copyrighted and may not published elsewhere without permission.

Friday, October 26, 2012

The health benefits of Matcha tea














LIMITED PRODUCTION OF MATCHA

Like all other green teas, Matcha green tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. Matcha is only produced in Japan and it is non-fermented green tea. Japan produces many different types of green tea such as Gyokuro, Kabusecha, Sencha, Genmaicha, Mecha, Kukicha, Konacha, Bancha ... etc. and 70% of its total production is dedicated to Sencha. The production of Matcha ocupaies barely 2% against total Green tea production and due to its complicated production process, the price of Matcha can be much more expensive than other teas.

Matcha tea preparation begins several weeks before harvest, when the tea plants are covered to protect them from direct sunlight. This slows their growth and ensures you get a fine, tender leaf, endowed with a vivid green color and intense flavor, and a high level of chlorophyll. After harvest, held during the month of May, passed the strict process of drying out of the reach of sunlight and a result of which is obtained tencha tea. For a delicate process, slow and manual, will be selected only new leaves to boil until tender texture of intense aroma. This process allows you to control oxidation enzymes. Then it starts the drying of the leaves in special ovens at extremely high temperatures. The result is the Aracha Tencha with a delicate aroma. After the extraction of veins and stems we get Shiage Tencha, which will  be submitted to the grinding stone mills. Through a quite craft  technical we’ll get the Top quality Matcha intended primarily for use in the tea ceremony. In the milling process, the tools are as important as the raw material. Moreover, through the industrial mills, we get the cooking grade Matcha, which will use for the preparation of all types of dishes.








AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF MATCHA

Green tea has become very popular in the European countries due to its health benefits. Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols, which is a potent antioxidant that helps fight free-radicals way better than Vitamin C. Also, Green Tea provides you with powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, zinc, and amino acids. Matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf into powder, so Matcha drinkers cosume a higher concentration of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fibers than other green teas. In fact, the health benefits of a single cup of Matcha equals to 10 cups of normal green tea.


Vitamin A (β carotene)

Vitamin B1

Vitamin B2


 
Vitamin C

 Vitamin E

Folic Acid

Dietary Fiber

Zinc



Data from: Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology  参考文献 簡単!栄養andカロリー計算 http://www.eiyoukeisan.com/


2 comments:

  1. Green tea has many benefits for health and stats given by you reasonably justified the statement.

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