Many people have heard of Green Matcha but only a few have had the privilege of sampling the wonderful delights of Red Matcha. Like its name, its flaming red color adds a unique twist to any high tea party and a special flavor to any tea gathering. Red matcha makes an excellent social drink because it can be taken either hot or cold. This means that, it can form a cool afternoon drink on a hot sultry day or a steaming hot beverage on a cold winter evening. Either way, the flavor, ambience and smell of Red Matcha leaves the drinker wonderfully refreshed and more nutritionally robust.
Red matcha has a wide range of health benefits that can truly make a difference in the lives of its imbibers. These include lowering hypertension, treating eczema, asthma and other allergies, aches and pains like headaches and stomach cramps. Studies have also revealed it to have a number of cardiovascular benefits. It also relaxes its drinkers and cures many of the wakefulness that signifies insomnia. This makes it an exceptional comfort drink that brings back the smile onto the face of its takers.
One key advantage of Red Matcha is that it does not contain caffeine. This means that, it is safe for the whole family especially young growing children. In kids with a tendency towards getting frequent colds, sore throats or flu, this tea becomes a true healer and reliever. It therefore makes a wonderful companion during the cold and rainy winter months when susceptibility to throat infections is very high. It also provides the required moisture to keep the body well hydrated during the blisteringly hot summer months.
For those who want to slow down the effects of aging, Red Matcha is the tea for them. This is because; this tea is an excellent skin tonic. It contains natural zinc that it known to prevent skin disorders including acne. In people with skin ailments, Red Matcha can be ingested as well as applied directly to the offending skin area for quick soothing relief. It also contains calcium that is a bone fortifier. This makes it a good alternative for people who are allergic to diary products.
- Immune System
- Blood Pressure
Pure Matcha powder from rooibos leaves,Red Powder.
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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