If you're new to drinking matcha you may not know, that the traditional method for making matcha is with a whisk. But what happens if you don't have one, can you make matcha without a whisk?
The recommend method for making matcha from a powder is with a chasen. A chasen , a.k.a a bamboo whisk, is an intricate tool carved out of a single piece of bamboo.
Chasens are very delicate and need a lot of care before and after use.
It needs to be soaked before use to avoid any breakage and after to clean it. Once cleaned, the chasen needs to be carefully dried on a stand to avoid any change in shape and to stop mould growth.
This long process is a hassle, especially in the morning when you are trying to be quick on your way to work or school.
However, Rejuvenation water's Nespresso compatible matcha pods are the perfect invention to avoid all this.
Each Matcha latte Nespresso pods provides the perfect matcha espresso that you can then add the milk of your choice too.
Plus each Nespresso matcha pod is packed with 8 energising B vitamins that help to boost your overall health and energy.
Pair this with the health benefits already provided by matcha tea and you have the perfect quick and easy kickstart to your day.
The Benefits of Matcha
So what are the benefits of drinking matcha lattes made with Matcha latte Nespresso pods?
High in Antioxidants
Catechins are a class of plant compounds found in tea that act as natural antioxidants. As matcha tea has the whole leaf ground up, and not just the leaves boiled, it has a much higher percentage of catechins than normal green tea. In fact, it is estimated that for a certain catechin, matcha as up to a 137 times greater volume than regular green tea.
When given matcha supplements, mice have a reduced damage caused by free radicals and enhanced antioxidant activity.
This means that including matcha in your diet, which could increase your antioxidant intake, can help to prevent cell damage and lower your risk of several chronic diseases.
Promote heart health
Studies have shown that drinking matcha tea regularly can decrease your blood pressure, which causes a reduced risk in the likely hood of developing cardiovascular disease.
Helps you lose weight
If you've ever looked at the ingredients list on a weight loss supplement, you probably would have seen “green tea extract” listed in the ingredients.
This is because green tea is well known for its ability to enhance weight loss. In fact, studies show that it may help speed up metabolism to increase energy expenditure and boost fat burning.
One small study showed that taking green tea extract during moderate exercise increased fat burning by 17%.
Another study in 14 people found that taking a supplement containing green tea extract significantly boosted 24-hour energy expenditure, compared to a placebo.
A review of 11 studies also showed that green tea reduced body weight and helped maintain weight loss.
Although most of these studies focused on green tea extract, matcha comes from the same plant and should have the same effect.
How to Make a Matcha Latte
Now you know all the health benefits of our Nespresso matcha pods, I'm sure you're wondering how to make a matcha latte.
Step 1 - Add the milk of your choice to a milk frother and heat
Step 2 - Place your Nespresso compatible matcha pod in your Nespresso machine and press the 'espresso' button
Step 3 - Pour the milk into the matcha tea and enjoy!
By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water