Matcha Is Having a Moment: Here Are 11 Brilliant Ways to Cook With It
Matcha tea has been a part Japanese culture since the 12th century, but over the past few years, the tea’s health benefits have been touted by health gurus from Dr. Oz to Deepak Chopra. But what makes it so unique?
The tea is not steeped in hot water; it’s ground into a fine powder and then incorporated wholly into hot water. Matcha is full of antioxidants, which can explain why it’s said to have a number of health benefits from cancer fighting properties, to boosting the metabolism, to lowering bad cholesterol. Note: There are no conclusive studies to back up these claims, but it’s loaded with caffeine, so people who drink it regularly report feeling more energized and alert.
The beauty of matcha is that the powder can be used for so much more than just tea. Here, we found 11 healthy matcha recipes where matcha is the star, for a delicious and healthy twist on some old favorites.
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