Hemp protein has some rather controversial origins within the seed pod of the well known cannabis sativa plant. In spite of this, Hemp protein does not have the drug inducing side effects of its mother plant but is in fact nature’s highest source of natural fiber, protein and vital fatty acids. This means that, it has been documented to contain up to 10 necessary amino acids and has proven itself as a fundamental source of natural fiber.
Since dark green nutty flavored hemp protein powder is very rich in natural protein, blending it with Matcha creates a balanced drink that can be taken as a healthy beverage at any tea party. Hemp Protein Matcha also provides its drinkers with a special taste that comes with bonus health benefits such as;
- Adding to the body crucial new protein sources that cannot be produced naturally by the body but are necessary for survival.
- Sustaining life because it is a 100% protein source. It overshadows all other plants in its ability to prolong life in situations where no other foods are easily available.
- Easing the digestion of protein into the body without the uncomfortable gas effects. Its rich fiber source is also excellent in ensuring adequate bowel movement in many diets that are low in fiber.
- Neutralizing common protein allergies.
- Keeping inflammations at bay.
- Maintaining brain activity by the provision of all essential amino acids.
- Can improve some skin diseases like atopic dermatitis.
- Contains other minerals including iron, calcium, vitamin E, magnesium and the B range of vitamins.
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Most people think that making Matcha the traditional way is not easy. However, this is far from the truth if you know the simple secret and techniques of making Matcha. Preparing and whisking Matcha to make it frothy on the surface can be a fun and wonderful experience when serving Matcha to yourself and a visual treat when serving it to your guests.
Here is the basic way to prepare a bowl of Matcha. Be sure to view the video as well to further assist you in whisking the perfect froth for your Matcha green tea. You may need a couple tries in the beginning to make a nice creamy froth but once you get the hang of it, the satisfaction of attaining perfection will bring you joy as you relax to enjoy a nice healthy and wholesome bowl of Matcha made just by you.
- Before adding hot water to Matcha, it is recommended that Matcha is sifted using a tea strainer or a sifter to avoid clumps of Matcha from forming in the tea.
- Place about two bamboo tea scoops (1/2 to 1 tsp.) of Matcha powder in the bowl.
- Add 2 to 3 oz. of pre-boiling water to the bowl (~180F / ~80C). Boiling water may not be the most suitable for Matcha because it does not bring out the best flavor and the natural mild sweetness of the tea.
- Using the bamboo whisk: whisk briskly with the motion of making the letter "M" or "W." Simply an up and down motion will do as well. The whisking brings oxygen into the tea to create a nice frothy layer on the surface with many air bubbles. (Optional) To remove the air bubbles, simply lift the whisk slightly and lightly stroke the surface of the froth a few times until air bubbles have completely disappeared. Using soft water is best for Matcha green tea and any other Japanese green teas.
- Depending on personal preference, add more water to adjust for desired taste.
Remember to add more water only AFTER whisking.
Three Key Points
- Amount of Matcha (two scoops or 1/2 to 1 tsp)
- Amount of water (starting with 2~3oz. water)
- Temperature of water (not boiling, approx. 180F/80C)
How to Maintain Freshness of Matcha
- Keep in the refrigerator or freezer
- Keep away from any moisture and direct contact to light
- Keep away from items with strong odor
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