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#1 Metabolism Boosting Drink In The Morning

You’re gonna LOVE this treat I have for you today — especially if you’ve got an extra 5 – 15 pounds you want to disappear!

There’s been a recent frenzy over a combo of coffee and MCT oil that cranks up your metabolism.

There’s just one BIG problem…it gives you an upset stomach, and worse, diarrhea!

That’s because most haven’t UPGRADED their metabolism to handle the MCT super-fuel.

Fortunately, there’s an alternative that’s even BETTER, but WITHOUT those problems. (more…)

Metabolism Booster: Matcha Green Tea

DoMatcha Green Tea – Organic Ceremonial Matcha

Matcha is a green tea powder that is produced by grinding high quality, young tea leaves. Since matcha dissolves in water, you are ingesting entire tea leaves. It is more potent than steeped loose tea leaves and tea bags which are discarded after use.

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Where To Buy Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Japan produces some of the highest quality matcha green tea powder. It has favourable geographical and climatic conditions, and the know-how to produce some of the highest quality matcha teas.

If you live outside of Japan, you may be able to buy matcha green tea powder at Asian grocery stores. Choices may be limited, depending on where you live. (more…)

How To Choose The Best Matcha Green Tea Powder

There are various grades of matcha. The quality is determined by factors such as growing location, climate, harvesting time and processing method. Obviously, higher graded matcha are more expensive so you get what you pay for.
Characteristics Of A High Quality Matcha
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What is Matcha?

Matcha is a type of premium green tea powder that is traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony.

The Uji region in Japan produces the best matcha, due to its favourable geographical conditions and climate. Four weeks prior to harvest, tea plants are shaded with tarps to reduce exposure to sunlight by 90%. This increases the production of chlorophyll, resulting in dark green colour in the leaves. The higher levels of amino acids, especially L-theanine, sweetens the tea naturally.

For high quality matcha, only the tea buds and top 2 leaves are harvested by hand. The leaves are steamed and then dried. Steaming stops fermentation, prevents nutrient loss and keeps them fresh. The leaves are sorted and categorised according to the various qualities. Then, the stems and veins are removed and the remaining tea leaves are known as tencha (pre-ground matcha).

Matcha green tea powder is produced by grinding tencha on granite stone mills. Stone grounding is crucial for determining the superior taste, flavour and colour of matcha.

Macha green powder loses its flavour, colour and freshness quickly. So, tea leaves are stored as tencha until they are required to make matcha.

Buyer Guide: How to choose the best matcha green tea powder