…deep-green iced drink that I sometimes add a bit of maple syrup to but more often take unsweetened. The health benefits of regular consumption of green tea have been well documented; matcha has more of green tea’s antioxidants, and when you drink it, you are ingesting the whole leaf, not just a water extract.
…esteemed it as the finest form of tea. Japanese perfected the cultivation and production of matcha. With increasing worldwide demand today for powdered tea, China is now exporting a lot of matcha, but its quality is far below that of the best from Japan. Chinese matcha lacks the electric green color and deep flavor of the Japanese product; its texture is often grainy; and test results for heavy metals and pesticide residues are not reassuring.