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Heal Your Body & Support Women-Owned by Making Your Own Matcha

Heal Your Body & Support Women-Owned by Making Your Own Matcha

With the help of EP, you can make the perfect bowl of frothy green goodness using the traditional tools found in matcha ceremony sets: ceramic bowl (chasan), bamboo whisk (chasen), bamboo scoop, and ceremonial-grade matcha (Japanese green tea powder).

What exactly is matcha? Other than a bold and beautiful green color.

Matcha is regular green tea made from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant but in powder form. Instead of steeping the leaves, you drink the leaves! The whole leaves are ground into a fine powder.

The cool part about the growing process is that the plants are gradually deprived of sunlight. It is called ‘shade growing’. This causes an increase in the production of chlorophyll and is why matcha has such a rich color.

The incredible benefits of matcha are because of the chlorophyll and the fact that you are drinking the powdered leaves. Chlorophyll detoxifies, alkalizes, and oxygenates your body. Major triple threat alert. Seriously, this is very powerful!

When your body is in an alkaline state, it converts free radicals to harmless water and oxygen. A free radical is any atom or molecule that has a single unpaired electron on an outer shell. Free radicals are generally highly reactive and unstable. An overabundance of free radicals and free radical damage is associated with oxidative damage or stress which causes chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to many illnesses including asthma, allergies, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Read more about the benefits of alkaline foods and drinks on your body.

Additional benefits:

  • Antioxidant-packed
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Calms your mind
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium

The women-owned tea brand, The Tea Spot, sells matcha powder and ceremonial sets with all the tools you’ll need.

Created in Colorado, The Tea Spot is a certified B Corporation. Maria Uspenski, a cancer survivor, founded the company. She experienced the healing properties of whole leaf tea.

Tea in its freshest form renders premium flavor and unmatched health benefits.

- Maria

Making Your Matcha:

  1. Measure out ⅓ cup (for thicker Matcha) to ½ cup for a thinner Matcha) of boiling water into a measuring cup and leave it to cool for 3 minutes until it’s barely too hot to touch (170F - 180F)

  2. Place one bamboo tea scoop (½ tsp) of Matcha powder in the bowl. Then add one bamboo tea scoop (½ tsp) of fresh, cool water to the Matcha in the bowl. Vigorously whisk the pasty mixture until it is smooth.

  3. Add your desired (⅓ cup or ½ cup) hot water from the measuring cup

  4. Whisk the Matcha into a nice creamy froth, by flicking your wrist in a back & forth motion. Your grip on the whisk should stay light, so as to keep your wrist free and relaxed. Keep turning the bowl slowly with your non-whisking hand, or alternate the direction of your whisking motion, to mix and oxygenate all the liquid in the bowl.

Do you drink matcha? Would you add matcha to your health routine?

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& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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