I am a tea lover. The type of tea I gravitate to most since I was young was black and green tea. So how did Matcha came into the picture? It all started with a commitment for a mindful and healthy living choices at the start of this year. Trust me it is still a work in progress and that’s the fun part. We all learn everyday. Mr. T and I frequented Mei Leaf in Camden. It is a beautiful cosy tea shop in Camden. This is where we got our idea of starting a ‘matcha ritual’ in our daily life. We did our research on the benefits of matcha and we took the plunge in purchasing a matcha kit and matcha powder. And boy I am glad we started it. After months of drinking matcha, I can say that this little powerhouse will make you high (in a good way, of course). I find that the warm of matcha shot warms and wakes my system up in the morning. Besides that, it provides sufficient energy to keep me going till lunch time. Even my heavy coffee drinking partner approves 🙂
Why a Matcha shot a day could possibly also keep the doctor away…
- It is FULL of antioxidant. If you don’t want to delve deeper into this thing, just know it is good for the body.
- Enhances mood and calms the body
- Boost metabolism
- Aids concentration
- Rich in fiber, vitamins and chlorophyll
I have tried to make matcha drink while on vacation. However, nothing is compared to the use of good old matcha bowl and whisk.
Making your own shot
- Boil some water (ideally at 80 degree Celsius)
- Scoop 1-2 spoons of matcha powder (use the matcha spoon, it’s cool)
- Pour approximately 3 sips worth of water into your bowl. (It is a shot people, do not drown your matcha)
- Whisk it like its hot
*Always do a background check if you could consume matcha before trying. Every person has different tolerance to caffeine and the properties of different substance so make sure to do a thorough research on the subject. Pregnant women should be extra careful because matcha is essentially consuming the whole leaf instead of the standard tea infusion. Please be informed.
On that note, seri guys, bye!
Photos: Yours truly