Sweetmeats – Green Tea Butter Cookies are simply tasty, yummy and flavourful. Made out of pure ingredients like matcha powder, almond powder and chocolate chips. It alleviates the cookies to a whole new level. One bite and your taste buds would crave for more. Your mind will always be thinking of Sweetmeats – Green Tea Butter Cookies.
What is matcha?
Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Drinking brewed green tea “is a bit like boiling spinach, throwing away the spinach and just drinking the water”. You will get some of the nutrients, but you’re throwing away the best bit. With matcha, you’re drinking the whole tea leaves.
Matcha leaves are grown on green tea bushes kept under shade. The shade increases the amount of chlorophyll content in the leaves, which is what makes them bright green and full of nutrients. The leaves are picked by hand and the stems and veins are removed. The leaves are traditionally ground by granite stones into a super fine powder. It takes an hour to grind the leaves, and it’s done in the dark to protect the nutrients.
What are the benefits of matcha?
Matcha, like other green teas, contains a class of antioxidants called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed in helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and even encouraging weight loss.
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