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Can you match a matcha?

A bath refreshes the body, tea refreshes the mind. This Japanese saying has led us to think in more detail and explore the benefits and advantages of consuming tea. Drinking tea has many health benefits. That is not only confirmed by the fact that tea has been used for thousands of years for medicinal purposes in many cultures. But it has also been confirmed by modern scientific studies.  And one of our favorite teas that have experienced immense popularity in recent years is matcha.

Matcha and regular green tea both come from the plant called Camellia sinensis, which is inherent to China. However, matcha is grown differently than regular green tea. It is a type of green tea prepared by taking young tea leaves and pounding them into a bright green powder. Because the whole leaf powder is ingested, matcha is even higher in some substances — such as caffeine and antioxidants — than green tea.

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Matcha breeders are covering their tea plants 20–30 days before yielding to bypass direct sunlight. That boosts chlorophyll production, increases the amino acid content, and furnishes the plant with a darker green hue. Drinking matcha, you’re drinking the whole tea leaves. Matcha can help protect the liver, promote heart health, and even aid in weight loss. Here are some benefits of this divine tea.

It’s rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Antioxidants help stabilize harmful free radicals, and vitamins are crucial elements that affect health. Matcha contains a variety of vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, E, and K. When you add matcha powder to hot water to make tea, the tea contains all the nutrients from the entire leaf. 

A study confirmed that green tea has the effect of lowering the amount of bad cholesterol in the body. Given the fact that matcha retains more essential ingredients than regular green tea, there is no doubt that it has a positive effect on cholesterol as well.

The liver is one of the main organs in the body that takes care of detoxification and the processing and excretion of harmful substances. Together with the kidneys, the liver can be considered a cleaner of the organism. Some studies have shown that matcha could prevent liver damage and decrease the risk of liver disease. It helped prevent damage to both the kidneys and liver.

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Matcha helps you lose weight. Some studies have shown that those who drink matcha often have a 35-40% higher metabolism rate than those who do not drink it. A higher metabolism rate means that your body consumes more calories at rest than a person with a slower metabolism. That affects your weight as well. Tea to lose weight. Um, we’ll write that down.

In addition, matcha has a positive effect on heart health, may help prevent cancer, and also boosts brain function. We believe you are thinking about the match quite differently now. So it should come as no surprise why in recent years matcha started jumping up everywhere, in lattes, ice cream, smoothies, icing, and more. 

Chicago Waffles proudly invites you to try our phenomenal Green tea waffle whose main ingredient is matcha tea. Visit one of our locations and treat yourself to this delicious waffle.

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