How to get the most out of your Matcha tea

I’m sitting here sipping my new, improved matcha drink, and I love it. The other day, Kiss Me Organics kindly sent me a pack of organic matcha powder.

I’m no stranger to matcha; I love it, especially matcha lattes. What I didn’t know was contained in the report sent along with my matcha powder…

On average, of all the fantastic antioxidants in green tea, under 20% is absorbed by your body. But don’t give up on your green tea health boost just yet. The same study also revealed that what you put with your green tea matters and can boost your absorption by up to 90%.

how to get more from your matcha

So, what’s the best thing to add? Citrus… and that’s any citrus that you might have around. I like to add lemon. Adding milk also helps; soy milk is better, and rice milk is the best option for your matcha latte.

add lemon to your matcha for better health benefits

Now, I’m no scientist or nutritionist, so if you want to know more, go ahead and google it. There are plenty of great articles that explain it all in much better detail than I can. What I can tell you is how I like to drink my matcha…

I prepare my matcha drink in a mason jar, not because it’s “cool” but because it’s convenient, and you will understand exactly what I mean if you make this drink yourself. I add a teaspoon of matcha powder, 1/4 of a lemon juice, and a good squeeze of honey.

Then, I fill the jar halfway with boiling water and top it with cold water. Pop the lid on and shake, shake, shake. Then, I like to keep the lid handy as I drink because you will notice that you get a “muddy” layer of matcha at the bottom, so all you have to do is give it another shake and then keep drinking.

I also love adding it to my smoothies, so keep an eye out for my matcha smoothie recipes over the next week.

If you work out, consider drinking your matcha within 1/2 an hour before you start your workout; it can help with muscle tone, energy, and shedding fat.

Do you drink matcha? Or add it to anything regularly? I would love to know.