A Matcha Match
Updated: Mar 4
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I have been searching far and wide, being mostly disappointed by the matchas I've met. Luckily, after many bitter tastings (and I love bitter, but not the bitter aftertaste of a poor quality matcha), I have found the matcha I'll enjoy for the rest of my life!
Why did I want to find a matcha that met my standards? I am aware of the potential ways it may support cardiovascular & metabolic health to its neuroprotective qualities, insulin resistance, dermatological effects, how it may reduce anxiety, and dun dun dun potential chemopreventiveness [specifically related to the polyphenol Epigallocatechin Gallate (aka EGCG)].**
Something you may or may not be familiar with by name are PCB's, aka polychlorinated biphenyls. They are a widespread environmental pollutant that can be detected in human blood and tissues. Now I know I'm throwing a lot of abbreviations your way, but EGCG may protect against PCB's getting absorbed in the body.**
Oh, and check out this article on how EGCG may support reproductive health caused by heavy metals like lead (Pb).**
So, now you can see why it was something I wanted to have in my lifestyle arsenal!
The matcha I finally found is mountain-grown and is higher in antioxidants than others on the market.* The company has a revolutionary technology to preserve the tea so when it arrives at my door, it is in the most bioavailable form!*
How do I use it? I take it mostly in the afternoons, and depending on the day I have mixed it in to cold, hot, & room temperature water. Stir, and voila! I like it every way, but during these hot summer days, icy cold has been my preference! I shake it in a martini shaker with ice, pour into a glass, and it's perfect!
*based on the company website
**not making a claim(s), based on studies found, I am only sharing what I found