Do you think I blog too much about matcha? No, really. Really? Ok you know what, maybe I do, but this is my blawg, and sometimes I get a little obsessive compulsive from time to time, but that usually passes when the next OMG-delicious-cool thing comes along.
Except I don’t think that’s gonna happen to matcha. Because the more I have it, the more I want it. And scarily, the more I learn about it, the more I realise it’s good for me.
You hear that, Universe? Matcha ice cream is Good. For. Me.
K-O. Catty wins.
Anyway, all my chatter about matcha on the interwebz made dent somewhere and a curiously named company called teapigs decided to send some of their matcha my way. Who am I to say no?
What they didn’t tell me was that they were going to send me a tin of matcha with a side of edu-ma-cation. Because clearly, that’s what I needed (seriously, I do. I don’t know anything about the food I consume).
So a quick lesson on matcha 101: why it’s so damn good for you.
Just 1/4 teaspoon (1g) of matcha = 15 cups of regular green tea
– 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice
– 90 times the beta carotene of spinach
– vitamins A, B and C
Drinking matcha can…
– boost metabolism between 30-40% (wooh! Weight loss!)
– raise energy
– elevate mood
– lower cholesterol
– be anti-ageing
– help prevent heart disease
Anyway, mild A.D.D. here, I’m bored with the class already but you get the point: matcha is gooooood.
So good in fact that I’m sure having it in ice cream (with a little condensed milk) or as rice krispies (with one or two or 40 marshmallows) is still a good thing, right? Damn right. I think.
I think it’s ok. I mean at worst good cancels bad and I’m not any worse off except I’ve had a delicious mouthful of something, and that is definitely good.
God I love how my brain works sometimes.
So. If you’re interested in trying some matcha, check out teapig’s “matcha super power green tea” page, it’s got some great information on the stuff, it’s got news, it even teaches you how to drink it.
And for my very very special readers today, use the code “matcha man” at checkout to get 20% off your first matcha purchase. Teapigs deliver globally so what are you waiting for?
But for those of you who like to touch what you buy (I totally get you, I’m like that), you can also get matcha at your local Chinese or Japanese grocery store. Beware though, matcha, in all its brilliance, is not cheap. So if you find something that looks like a bargain, it’s probably diluted stuff. Baaaaad.
But yeh, wherever you get it from, enjoy your matcha, and tell me your matcha stories!
|matcha rice krispies|
|3 tablespoons butter
300 grams marshmallows
3 teaspoons matcha powder
4 cups rice krispies
|Makes… quite a lot! The number would depend on the size of your squares.|