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[Vegan Foods] Matcha Green Tea: Superfood Or Just A Fad?


Matcha Green Tea has risen in popularity thanks to the internet and social media. But what actually is it? And is it healthy?

Matcha Green Tea has risen in popularity thanks to the internet and social media. It is now described as a superfood and praised for its numerous health benefits.

The most significant difference between Matcha green tea and regular green tea is its growth and extraction method.
What is Matcha Green Tea?

Green tea is originally from China, but later after its introduction to Japan in 1191, it became less famous in China. The Japanese embraced the tea and used it in their tea ceremony, which they still do.

This green tea is grown under a natural bamboo shade which forces it to struggle and produce chlorophyll. The leaves are then harvested, steamed, and stone-ground to make a fine powder, unlike green tea, where the leaves are boiled and thrown out. Matcha green tea has been seen to have more beneficial properties since we consume the whole leaf.

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