Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Get Your Matcha On!

Last week my husband, son and I went to New York City for a few days. We hit our favorite restaurants and got lucky that the weather was cooperative. I have a favorite smoothie shop on W. Broadway that offers all types of "special boosts" to their drinks- like immunity, energy and digestive. I decided to add the immunity boost to my strawberry whirl and was surprised to find that they added a teaspoon of Matcha as the immunity booster. Matcha is stone-ground, powdered green tea from Japan. "Real" matcha is Tencha-grade so you have to be careful to know what you are buying (you cannot find the real stuff in a supermarket). It has a much higher level of antioxidants (it is reported to be 137 times stronger)than regular brewed tea since you are consuming the whole leaf. Give it a try- you will be shocked at how much energy you have. Cheers!


Chloe said...

I really like that idea. I have a container of good Matcha that someone gave me and I don't like drinking green tea so I have not used it. I drink smoothies all the time so this will work good for me.Did you taste the Matcha in your smoothie?

TeaBar said...

Hi Chloe! You don't taste the Matcha in the smoothie (at least in a berry smoothie). I have a smoothie every day for breakfast and have been adding a tsp of Matcha for the last few days.

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