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What’s the Matcha Tea Story?


I'm a tea lover. My wife and I drink green tea every afternoon as we wind down after a productive day.

And so I was happy to help my online friend Catalin Zorzini of matcha-tea.com when she reached out to me to help her share her passion for bringing matcha tea to the awareness of many.

Because I'm actually new to matcha, it is interesting to read this guest post and the infographic about the tea's basics. Here it is...


What’s the matcha tea story?

There are hundreds of books about tea but very few that offer a complete, condensed rundown of the benefits and common uses of matcha tea. This infographic shows how matcha is different than all those green teas on store shelves.

The amazing part is that regular green tea, which has about one-tenth the nutritional quality of matcha, gets tons of media coverage and online attention for its health advantages. That’s upside-down logic.

The team at Matcha Tea has worked up a beautiful infographic that lists all you need to know, at a glance, about the many wonders of matcha tea. People who already drink green tea on a regular basis are usually astounded at the huge differences between what they’re currently consuming and matcha. They tend to make the switch pretty quickly once they figure out what they’re missing.

The infographic hits all the high points about matcha and its uses.

Here are just a few of the topics it covers:

     The origin of the tea itself
     Its health benefits
     How matcha compares with regular green tea and other superfoods
     Matcha teaware
     How to prepare a cup of matcha quickly and easily
     How matcha can be used as a food and drink ingredient for added flavor and wild color combinations

The graphic uses quick stats, visuals, clever artwork, and a logical flow of information to help readers grasp a lot of information just by glancing at it. An average person could become convinced to join the “matcha army” after viewing the graphic for about 3 minutes.

What’s in the infographic? Here’s a sampling:

Matcha tea was brought to Japan by a pair of Buddhist monks a long time ago, from a land far, far away. China was like the cultural big brother to Japan in those days and everything in Japan, even the writing system, had come from China. The infographic succinctly explains how the tea came to Japan, who brought it and when.

Health benefits

Matcha beats other superfoods and green tea by a mile when it comes to antioxidant content and every relevant nutritional component. That means it not only tastes great but is very good for the body.

How to make a cup of matcha

Another great thing about the infographic is that it gives the world’s simplest recipe for preparing matcha by the cup. There’s no guessing or complicated measuring. In a sentence or two, anyone can figure out how to prepare a cup at home.

And for those who might want to cook with it or make a matcha milkshake or wine cooler, the infographic has that covered too.

People love the fact that preparing matcha is fun and can become a serious form of meditation if they want it to be. Or it can just be a really healthy habit to drink a cup of matcha every few days or so.


There’s no guessing anymore about what is the healthiest tea around. It’s matcha by a long shot. Keep the infographic handy and stay informed about the world’s newest, and oldest, superfood: matcha tea.

Note: This guest post is from Catalin Zorzini of matcha-tea.com. Check out the said infographic here.