I am not a tea drinker per se. I didn’t grow up with this beverage so I tend to shy away even from the flavored teas that my friends love. All of them smell great, but most of them don’t taste good to me. But, I have known about the health benefits of green tea, so I started drinking it a few times a week, and I’m getting used to the flavor. Then I heard about Matcha tea and its unparalleled nutrition.
Matcha is a premium tea that’s specifically grown in Japan, and its health benefits are astounding! Matcha is not your typical green tea. This finely ground concentrated green tea has been used in Japanese ceremonies for centuries. One cup of matcha tea is equal to ten cups of high-quality green tea. It has 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea as well. Other benefits are its a fat burner, fights, and may help prevent some cancers, is loaded with catechin and EGC, enhances calm, boosts memory and concentration, increases energy levels and endurance, detoxifies the body, and fortifies the immune system.
Being Matcha tea is such a high-quality beverage, care must be taken when mixing this drink. Traditionally, you would first run the matcha powder through a sieve to get out the clumps, then put the powder into your chawan (bowl), add your hot water, and then use your chasen (whisk) to create a frothy drink.
A few months ago I shared information about the Libre Infuser Mixed Life gift set. I can’t tell you how many times we’ve used these infusers to tote around our favorite beverages. They’re fantastic. The Libre Travel Matcha Shaker – MatchaGo is their newest collection; they’re more slender and made specifically for creating the perfect brew of Matcha tea.
Just like the other Libre products, the MatchaGo Shakers are high-quality and decorated with a stylish floral design that is peaceful and in tune with Mother Nature. The lid and the base are black which is neutral and appealing to everyone. Each infuser has a durable BPA-free poly exterior and a glass interior and comes with a removable fine mesh stainless steel filter and an extra gasket.
The MatchaGo Shaker is also a time and mess saver. No longer will you have to pull out or lug along the matcha equipment when you can whip up a frothy infuser full of healthy Matcha tea. The removable stainless steel filter can act as your sieve; just measure and gently push the matcha powder through. Then add your hot… not scalding… water to the infuser and shake well. That’s it! In just a few minutes and with no mess, you have a serving of healthy matcha tea. If you want it to froth, you have to shake it several times, but I didn’t really care, I like it just as is.
If you haven’t had matcha tea, then you are missing out on a nutritional drink that has a subtle flavor but potent qualities. It’s so delicious and good for you.
The infusers are easy to care for, just wash them in hot sudsy water and let them air dry. Do not put them in a microwave or your dishwasher. It’s also advised to allow excess steam to release before putting the lid on.
The Libre Infusers are so versatile and can be used for any beverage hot or cold. And because the Matcha Shakers are thinner, they’re ideal for children. If you’re looking for that perfect gift for a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor, consider giving the gift of a Libre Infuser.
Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation for this post. Complimentary products were provided for review only. All opinions are my own.