For centuries, green tea has been a mainstay of overall health. This antioxidant-rich beverage has been proven to help:

  • Improve cognitive health
  • Aid in weight loss
  • Protect against cancer
  • Lower the risk of heart disease
  • May lower the risk of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer

There are numerous green tea products on the market. From teabags to green tea-infused snacks, it’s easy to get the benefits of its nutrients.

Matcha green tea is made by grinding young tea leaves into a fine powder. Very high in antioxidants, matcha is an upgrade from other green teas. One study found that matcha contains up to 137 times more antioxidants than low-grade green tea and up to 3 times more antioxidants than other high-quality teas.

How to Prepare Matcha

  • Heat 6 ounces of filtered water in a small pot. Heat to just before boiling.
  • In a mug or traditional matcha tea mug, whisk together 1 teaspoon of matcha powder with the water. You can also use a frother.
  • Whisk for 2 minutes or froth until completely mixed.
  • Add 1/4 cup of nut milk for added creaminess.
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