Matcha is a fine powder made from stone-ground green tea leaves.
Instead of infusing whole leaves in water— and then discarding—matcha is whisked into water (or other recipes) and consumed whole.
Learn all about Matcha in the Wild Foods Guide to Matcha.
-Matcha in Japanese means, "ground tea."
-Good matcha requires tea plants that are at least 50 years old; many are in the 75-100 year old range.
-The laddle scoop used in a traditional matcha set is made of bamboo and called a "chashaku."
-Matcha can help with burning fat, boosting metabolism, increasing concentration, fighting inflammation, and detoxification.
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