Maca is a powerful adaptogen that has long been used to treat menopausal symptoms and is now being prescribed by many health practitioners as a safe, effective alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Maca has its origins in South America in particular the country of Peru. It is also known as the Peruvian ginseng and it grows in its hilly plateaus called the Andes. Since the ancient race of the Incas, Maca powder has gained a respectable reputation as a medicinal herb that has many redeeming qualities.
Maca powder is light tan in color and very sweet with a hint of spice. It has much more natural sugar than cocoa. This fine powder can easily blend in with Matcha to make a tea with an exotic flavor and delicious smell that entices its drinkers to partake of it. Furthermore, the health benefits that Maca Matcha provides cannot be undermined because it;
- Adds vitality when stamina is low and energy is flagging making it ideal for busy people.
- Boosts libido in senior citizens and those with low libido issues making it ideal for all couples.
- Renews fertility in those with impotency problems making it ideal for growing families.
- Aids the auto immune system to fight off infections making it ideal for ailing people.
- Rejuvenates the adrenal glands to protect the body when required making it ideal for vitality.
- Revives those suffering from debilitating fatigue and lethargy making it ideal for those with depression and stress.
- Replenishes the endocrine system to produce the necessary hormones for the body.
- Treats menopausal discomfort in older women.
- Adds to the body natural starches, proteins, sugars and minerals such as phosphorous, calcium, magnesium and iron.
- Adds also trace elements such as B range of vitamins, oleic oil, linoleic oils and upto 18 necessary amino acids.
- Matcha + Herbs
- Immune System
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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