Matcha is more than just a trendy alternative to coffee. From boutique coffee shops to Starbucks, just about every place is offering up matcha to customers. It's one of the top self-care and wellness trends of today!
But what does match do to your body, inside and out? This caffeinated green drink has been used since ancient times for its healing properties, and it's also amazing for your skin. In this guide, we'll uncover why matcha is so powerful and how to incorporate it into your diet.
What Is Matcha?
First, what exactly is matcha? While it's seemingly everywhere today, it previously wasn't so common. Traditionally, Matcha is from Japan, though it's now from all parts of the globe. Matcha is a type of green tea powder, but unlike regular green tea is that it's grown shaded from the sunlight.
Why is Matcha blocked from the sun before being harvested? This boosts the plants' levels of chlorophyll or the substance that makes leaves green.
Once they've been harvested, the leaves are laid to dry and milled into a fine powder. This powder is typically mixed with hot water or steamy milk to make the matcha people know and love. Because of this lengthy process, matcha is usually more costly than other teas.
What Are the Benefits of Matcha?
Why is matcha so amazing? There are a number of studies pointing to the superpowers of this tea powder. It packs a huge punch of antioxidants, and this leads to all kinds of benefits for your body.
One study from the University of Colorado determined that matcha contains 3x as much antioxidant as regular green tea.
All of this antioxidant power leads to:
- Reduced blood pressure
- Improved brain function
- Better cholesterol
- Increased bone strength
- Reduced muscle soreness
- Protect against the cold and flu
In addition, it's not just about what matcha does inside your body. It also does awesome things to the outside of your body. Matcha has made a big impact in the beauty world thanks to these benefits:
- Protects against sun damage
- Lessen wrinkles
- Reduce signs of aging
- Shield from pore-clogging chemicals
- Fight acne
It might sound too good to be true, but these effects are possible if you add matcha to your routine. Of course, it also helps boost energy levels and fight sleep deprivation. We could all use more of that!
How to Add Matcha to Your Routine
How can you add more matcha to your routine? The first place to start is with matcha tea. High-quality matcha is rich-tasting, and it's surprisingly easy to make at home. All you need is quality matcha powder, milk, or nut milk. To brew your own, wisk boiling water or a small bit of milk with the powder. That's all there is to it!
For an extra punch, introduce matcha into your beauty routine. Using beauty and self-care products rich in high-quality matcha helps protect your skin against damage, wake up your body, and boost antioxidants.
Our Matcha Face Scrub has everything you need to boost your skin's moisture and rejuvenation. Plus, it's the perfect morning pick-me-up! When paired with our sleepytime scrub at night, this is a super powerful duo.
Harness the Power of Matcha
From the ancient Japanese tradition to modern-day, matcha has truly evolved over the years to become the superpower we know and love. Whether you never skip your morning matcha or you use this green tea powder in your skincare routine, you can't go wrong.
Pair your matcha face scrub with our brightening on-the-go toner for the perfect mid-day pickup. You've never looked (or felt) better, mama!
Try matcha for yourself to see how it affects your body both inside and outside. With thousands of years of use backing it up, this is something you can trust.