25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

25 Matcha Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know

by Kei Nishida

Matcha has been consumed in Japan since the 7th century and is famous for providing drinkers with a calming sort of energy. Matcha is a specific type of Japanese green tea that differs from other traditional teas in the preparation process and in how the plant is grown.

Matcha tea plants are shaded for a few weeks before the harvest to increase natural levels of caffeine and amino acids. The leaves are allowed to dry, stems and veins are removed from the leaves, and then the tea is ground into a fine powder. The powder can be dissolved in milk or water to produce a slightly sweet, richly flavorful tea.

In this article, I will cover 25 Matcha Trivia  you may or may not know before. This is part of a chapter from my recent book: Green Tea Mania : 250+ Green Tea Facts, Tips & Trivia You (Probably) Didn't Know.  Enjoy!

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Green Tea Science Part 1: Polyphenols, Catechins and EGCG - 15 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

Green Tea Science Part 1: Polyphenols, Catechins and EGCG - 15 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

by Kei Nishida

Although the popularity of green tea in the Western world is a fairly recent phenomenon, the highly beneficial nutriceutical has enjoyed a favorable reputation throughout many parts of Asia for thousands of years. Only recently, scientific research is beginning to understand green tea's healthful benefits in relation to its high concentration of phytochemicals known as polyphenols that include subclasses of tannins and gallic acid.

In this article I will go through commonly asked questions about Polyphenols, Catechines, ECGC, Tannin, Garlic Acid. 

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Green Tea Science Part 2: Tannin, and Gallic Acid – 7 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

Green Tea Science Part 2: Tannin, and Gallic Acid – 7 Commonly Asked Questions and How You Can Benefit

by Kei Nishida

This is part 2 of Green Tea Science series. In this article, I will answer 7 commonly asked questions about green tea and its element: Tannin and Gallic Acid, and I will focus on how you can benefit from it.

Polyphenols, or phytochemicals, are a class of micronutrients found in plants. Polyphenols act as chelators to remove toxic metals from the blood stream and tissues and are also considered to be one of the most powerful antioxidants. Scientists have discovered over 4000 polyphenol compounds including tannins and gallic acid, which are a subset of polyphenols.

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The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

The Ancient Chagusaba Method: Sustainable Farming Makes for Uncommonly Sweet and Healthy Green Tea

by Kei Nishida

Of all the many varieties of tea, green tea has been enjoyed by humans for millennia and is renown for the differences in its taste, bouquet and appearance. Like fine wine, the differences in green tea are largely determined by the type of leaf, the soil, the climate in which the shrub is grown and how the leaves are processed.

Many connoisseurs of tea consider Japanese green tea cultivated by the Chagusaba method to have an exceptionally sweet taste.  Read more to learn how this ancient method is still being preserved in parts of Japan and the world to create precious sweet and healthy rare green tea.

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Japanese Green Tea and Diabetes - 10 Reasons Why It is Good for Prevention and Management

Japanese Green Tea and Diabetes - 10 Reasons Why It is Good for Prevention and Management

by Kei Nishida

According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 30 million Americans have diabetes, and 25% of those do not even know it. Preventing diabetes is a critical part of reducing its long-term health detriments that it is doing to our country. The number of people who suffer from diabetes continues to rise, and another 86 million American adults have prediabetes. Without intervention, up to 30% of people with prediabetes go on to develop type 2 diabetes within a period of five years.

When you have diabetes, your main goal to stay healthy is to regular your blood sugar. Many people use prescription medication and insulin to do this, but studies strongly suggest that drinking green tea can also make diabetes more manageable. Here are ten reasons why green tea is good for the prevention and management of diabetes.

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20 Yummy and Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipes - and Everything You Need to Know About Green Tea Smoothie

20 Yummy and Healthy Green Tea Smoothie Recipes - and Everything You Need to Know About Green Tea Smoothie

by Kei Nishida

Green tea comes in a variety of forms such as tea bag, loose leaves, and matcha. Each form has a slightly different taste, giving options for those who enjoy the taste of green tea and the health benefits it provides. There are mainly two ways to make green tea smoothie:

  • Approach 1 - Matcha Green Tea Smoothie
  • Approach 2 - Loose Leaf Green Tea Smoothie
In this article, I will show you tips and trick of each approach and recipe of each. Read on or bookmark this page as this is the ultimate guide to making green tea smoothie!

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How to Fight Against Anti-Aging by Consuming Japanese Green Tea Daily

How to Fight Against Anti-Aging by Consuming Japanese Green Tea Daily

by Kei Nishida

Tea has been around and consumed by people for thousands of years. It's been a mainstay not just for its flavor but also for the health benefits that are right there sitting in your cup. While there's been an increased focus on tea drinking in the west in general, there's been an especially strong focus on the health benefits of consuming green tea.

One of the reasons for this is that there are anti-aging benefits inherent in the leaves. This article goes into science of why Japanese Green Tea is good for anti-aging and how you can take most advantage of green tea to stay younger...

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Science Behind Why Japanese Green Tea is Good for Health

Science Behind Why Japanese Green Tea is Good for Health

by Kei Nishida

It is no doubt that historically Green Tea has been providing variety of health benefit and is believed to be one of the main reasons why Japanese people live longer and healthier compared to other part of the world. More recent study and researches reveals and confirms the benefit from different angles of science.  

In this article, we will go over the science behind why Green Tea provides variety of health benefits. We will go over elements in detail such as L-theanine, Polyphenols, Caffeines and Fluorides...

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Japanese Green Tea and Diet

Japanese Green Tea and Diet

by Kei Nishida

Is losing weight your healthy lifestyle goal? Japanese green tea may be able to help. Calorie counters can rest easy knowing that a cup of plain green tea contains just 2 calories or less. Apart from being low in calories, green tea contains a metabolism boosting anti-oxidant which blocks the enzyme that breaks down the hormone used by the nervous system to signal fat cells to break down fat. Better still, this is just one of the ways in which green tea can support your healthy weight loss program. 

Derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, green tea has been used as medicine for over 5,000 years in places like China and India.  In this article we will explorer the true facts and science behind how Japanese Green Tea can help you lose weight, and tips for how you can take most advantage of Japanese Green Tea used for diet purpose... 

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Japanese Green Tea and Yoga - 10 Surprising Facts about Two Cultures and How They Connect

Japanese Green Tea and Yoga - 10 Surprising Facts about Two Cultures and How They Connect

by Kei Nishida

A lot of people like Japanese green tea, and a lot of people like yoga, but not many people realize that the two share a lot in common. Although the green tea ceremony comes from Japan and yogic exercise is an ancient practice that comes from India, they have a lot of similarities. Below are ten surprising facts about how these two cultures connect.

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Loose Leaf Green Tea Online – Quick Weight Loss and Fast Cancer Treatment

Loose Leaf Green Tea Online – Quick Weight Loss and Fast Cancer Treatment

by Kei Nishida

Green tea is a medicinal drink that contains different compounds that make it more beneficial for both internal and external use than black tea.

Both the green and the black tea have their origins from the same plant species, called Camellia Sinensis; the difference is in the processing methods.

Though it originated from China, green tea found its way to Japan and has become widespread in America and Europe. It is considered the healthiest beverage in the world today.

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Japanese Green Tea and Skin Health

Japanese Green Tea and Skin Health

by Kei Nishida

Japanese green tea is one of the best options for your skin health.  The main benefit is in the detoxification benefits of drinking the green tea. The liquid will help to remove toxins from the body, which improves the overall health and boosts the skin health. By removing the toxins out of the body, the skin will be acne and blemish free. Removing the toxins also helps to improve the complexion.
 
While you can drink the Japanese green tea to get all the health benefits, this isn’t the only option. You can also gain them through making face masks with your green tea.

Here’s a look at all you need to know to make sure you use it in just the right way...  

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Japanese Green Tea and Hair Health - How It Works and DIY Home Treatment

Japanese Green Tea and Hair Health - How It Works and DIY Home Treatment

by Kei Nishida

Green tea is an immensely popular drink, both for its delicious taste and incredible health benefits. In fact, it has been used as an herbal medicine in parts of Asia, including China and Japan, for thousands of years. Traditionally used to treat ailments as diverse as headaches and bloating, its use in cosmetic treatments is currently being explored more thoroughly.

You may have heard about the role Japanese green tea plays in losing unwanted pounds, but did you also know it is extremely beneficial for both skin and hair? Keep reading to learn all about how you can use green tea to look and feel better...

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Want Good Oral Health? Get Our Top Ten Tips for Why Drinking Green Tea Will Get You There!

Want Good Oral Health? Get Our Top Ten Tips for Why Drinking Green Tea Will Get You There!

by Kei Nishida

Are you looking for new ways to infuse your diet with healthy options? Do you want less cavities, a faster metabolism, healthier gums -- and more? Did you know that by drinking Japanese green tea regularly, you can infuse your diet with many healthy benefits that you currently may be missing out on?

Not only does Japanese green tea taste delicious and is refreshing especially following a meal, but it is rich in benefits. Green tea helps to alleviate inflammation, promotes good oral health over the long-term and is rich in antioxidants -- which contribute to less free radicals in your body and ultimately, less susceptibility to diseases.

If you're ready to boost your oral health today, then read on to get our top 10 tips for why you should start drinking green tea... 

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For Spa Owners - How and Why Serving Japanese Green Tea Increases Customer Satisfaction

For Spa Owners - How and Why Serving Japanese Green Tea Increases Customer Satisfaction

by Kei Nishida

As a spa owner, you think a lot about how to increase customer satisfaction so that you can keep customers coming back to your spa as well as attract new ones. Since many of my customers happen to be spa owners, I was able to ask around about why Japanese green tea contributes to retaining existing customers and how they use it in their own spas to promote customer satisfaction. They gave me a lot of facts and advice that I would like to share with you now to help you implement Japanese green tea in your own spa’s treatment sessions. This is what I learned:

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Japanese Green Tea and Aromatherapy

Japanese Green Tea and Aromatherapy

by Kei Nishida

You may know how healthy Japanese green tea is for your body, but you may not know that the scent of green tea is also very beneficial to your mind and soul. No wonder the various green tea scented perfumes and body lotions on the market are so popular! Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Fragrance has been a top-seller for many years among women of all ages. 

However, to reap the benefits of green tea aromatherapy, you don't have to have to wear a green tea scented perfume. Instead, you can purchase a bottle of green tea essential oil or even create your own aromatherapy products by using the Japanese green tea you may already own.

Read on to learn more about the mental health benefits of green tea aromatherapy and how to take advantage of this soothing scent along with all of the other health benefits of green tea...

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Cancer and Japanese Green Tea - Why It is Good for Treatment and Prevention

Cancer and Japanese Green Tea - Why It is Good for Treatment and Prevention

by Kei Nishida

Newer health studies have shown evidence the Japanese green tea might actually prevent or reduce the effects of certain types of cancer.  In a study from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center involving patients with prostate cancer, it was shown that green tea seems to help fight the disease in the early stages before it has spread. The green tea seemed to reduce the growth rate of tumors to a noticeable degree. It seems to be most effective in the early stages of prostate, breast and lung cancer

In this article, we will explore science behind why Japanese Green Tea is good for treatment and prevention of cancer in depth...

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Steeping Guide

Steeping Guide - Hot

  1. Dissolve 2 teaspoon of powder into 8 Oz of hot water. We recommend about 175°F for most common green tea.

    Please note that our product page has different recommended temperature based on type of tea between 175°F- 185°F; however, 175°F can be the most common and standard temperature that would work for any type of our green tea.

    Steeping Guide on JapaneseGreenTeaIn.com

  2. Wait for 60-120 seconds  (Please follow steeping guide on the product for specific time based on type of tea.)

  3. Use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve hot

Steeping Guide - Cold

  1. Dissolve 3-4 teaspoon of powder into 30 Oz of cold water.  For best result, use filtered water, bottled water. Alternatively, you can boil water and let it cool down until room temperature. 

  2. Keep in refrigerator for 3 hours or more. Key point is to use longer time to disolve. This way, sweetness increases, and it does not break down theanine and vitamine C.  For best result, let it sit for overnight. 

  3. Stair the water first, then use mesh strainer to filter out the green tea leave and serve cold.