Matcha Is a Form Of Green Tea
Matcha is a type of green tea that has long been enjoyed in Japan and is gaining popularity in the West. It is made from the same leaves as all the other pure teas but, again, is processed differently. Matcha is made by taking the highest quality leaves that were grown in the shade and grinding it up into a very fine powder.
Today, people enjoy adding matcha to all kinds of foods, including sugar-loaded desserts. But be careful, as a “matcha”-based dessert will have very few of the benefits of matcha on its own. Commercial products that boast that they contain matcha usually contain a minimal amount and a highly processed, chemical-laden version. And the sugar negates any health benefits that the matcha might offer.