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Health Benefits of Matcha!
If you are suffering from any type of aliment, putting a bit of Matcha green tea into your daily routine may work wonders! Try it today! Plus check out these amazing benefits associated with this plant!
Matcha Green Tea Face Mask Recipe
How to Make a Matcha Green Tea Face Mask
This two-ingredient mask is very simple to make and can be made in advance and stored for future use since both ingredients are shelf stable. To create a perfect consistency and additional benefits, I use honey as the base to mix Matcha into for this mask.
This results in a smooth, nourishing and moisturizing face mask that I use about once a week for my skin. The directions below are for a single use, but I’ve also just mixed several tablespoons of Matcha into a small jar of honey and store in my bathroom for regular use.
Mix the honey and Matcha to form a paste. Depending on the consistency of your honey, you may need slightly more or less.
Spread the honey over your face and neck using circular movements. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and remove with a warm, wet washcloth.
Face Mask Variations
For a probiotic-rich variation, you could mix the Matcha with plain yogurt instead of honey.
For a simpler version, matcha mixed with a few drops of water will work well too.
For dry skin, try mixing Matcha with an oil of choice. Olive, coconut and castor oils are generally good choices.
Courtesy of Wellness Mama @http://wellnessmama.com/60288/green-tea-face-mask/
Feeling a little crazy? Drink Matcha to calm down:)
Matcha is a part of Japanese tea ceremonies and for good reason. The L-theanine in matcha that aids mental focus also supports mindfulness, and so do rituals of all kinds. Matcha, and the simple act of brewing and drinking it, encourages participants to slow down, pay attention to details and remain present in the moment, free of regrets about the past or fear of the future. This kind of mindfulness meditation helps to ease stress and calm anxiety, and matcha’s amino acid content helps to sustain that alert, yet relaxed state of mind.
Scholarly advice on all things Matcha!
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Matcha Smoothie Recipe
Matcha Morning Glory Smoothie Recipe
Put a handful of ice into blender. Add two scoops matcha tea, add avocado, banana, and coconut water. Blend together and enjoy!
A Super Sweet History:)
Matcha green tea was introduced in Japan in the late 1100's (over 800 years ago!) by a renowned Buddhist monk, Eisai Myoan. Buddhist monks were the first to adopt Matcha Green Tea in a ritual like fashion. They drank Matcha daily to help them calm themselves mentally prior to meditation, but it also provided them with a mild, long-lasting energy boost that helped them retain focus throughout long periods of meditation and focus.
During the 13th century, Samurai Warriors learned the fine art of Matcha brewing from Zen Buddhist Monks. The Samurai learned that drinking Matcha would help them better meditate before battle, as well as provide the long-lasting energy boost and increase in physical endurance they needed to claim victory in long, drawn out battles. Matcha has become intertwined in Japanese culture. It is considered an integral part of providing the essence and soul of the entire country. Throughout history Monks, Warriors, and Japanese Royalty have enjoyed the sweet, vegetal taste and noble aroma of Matcha Green Tea as part of their daily routines.