Dr Oz: What Is Matcha? How Is Matcha Made?
Matcha is the one health trend that seems to be everywhere! Everything from matcha balls to matcha lattes are all the rage, so it’s no surprise that sales of matcha green tea have picked up 50% and continue to rise. Dr Oz wanted to find out what matcha really is what it can do for your health. Dr Oz welcomed nutritionist Maya Feller who explained that matcha literally means powdered tea.
Maya explained that with conventional green tea, you have components of the leaf that are steeped in water then discarded. However, for matcha, during the growing process, the tea leaves are covered with a shade blanket, then hand-picked and steamed to stop the fermentation process. It’s then put into cold storage and dried, before being ground into a fine powder. Matcha is essentially the entire green tea leaf ground up for consumption.