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Why Matcha Tea is the Perfect Anti-Aging Drink

Why Matcha Tea is the Perfect Anti-Aging Drink

Let’s face it. The anti-aging market is evergrowing, and it can seem impossible to ignore the nonstop slew of messages telling us that we need to look younger for longer.    Moreover, with the beauty industry releasing shiny new products each day, each one promising to make us look younger instantly, it can be easy to overlook a path to anti-aging that produces slower results but is more beneficial in the long run.    The truth is, we do not necessarily need these products to age beautifully. Rather, we can take a holistic approach to anti-aging. This means focusing on...

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The Amazing Benefits of Matcha For the Skin

The Amazing Benefits of Matcha For the Skin

Beautiful and glowing skin is on top of the list of pursuits when it comes to beauty and skincare. Clear and healthy skin is not only a sign of good looks but also our overall health, as skin is the largest organ responsible for the detoxification of our body. One of the most popular beauty ingredients that are widely used in the East Asian culture is not commonly seen or referred to as a beauty ingredient at all, but rather a delicious and healthy drink: Matcha.

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What is “Sado”? All About the Japanese Tea Ceremony

What is “Sado”? All About the Japanese Tea Ceremony

Everywhere else in the world, matcha is just a drink. In Japan, matcha is the focus of a centuries-old ritual that is still practiced today, and a huge part of Japanese culture. Known to most people as the Japanese tea ceremony, “sado”, as it is called in Japan, is a practice that wouldn’t exist without matcha.    What is Sado? Making and drinking tea is something a lot of us don’t give too much thought to in our day-to-day lives. Sado on the other hand, makes the process of drinking matcha a special event.    The history of sado can...

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Cool Down This Summer with an Iced Matcha Latte

Cool Down This Summer with an Iced Matcha Latte

Our favorite season has arrived and with it so did spontaneous beach trips, staying up late binging your favorite shows, and finally taking that vacation you’ve been dreaming of! As you spend your days enjoying the warmth of the sun kissing your skin and taking long walks along the beach, there is only one thing that could make these moments even more relaxing. If you guessed matcha, you are correct! Despite being a tea, matcha is a perfect summer beverage. Healing for both the body and the soul, this vibrant green drink is the ideal companion for the hot summer...

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6 Reasons to Drink Matcha Every Day

6 Reasons to Drink Matcha Every Day

As the Western world rotates between health food trends every season, there seems to be one trend that has planted its roots in our coffee shops and homes and is growing in popularity at a spectacular rate. The bright green drink is also known as matcha has made its way into the hearts of both tea and coffee aficionados alike and for a good reason. The creamy texture of matcha along with its smooth sweetness of slightly earthy notes can please the taste palette of virtually anyone.   While its amazing taste is a good enough reason to make matcha...

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3 Ways to Make Drinking Matcha a Special Daily Ritual

3 Ways to Make Drinking Matcha a Special Daily Ritual

Sado, or the Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual that revolves entirely around the act of brewing and enjoying matcha. It is an old practice that traces its origins to Zen Buddhism, incorporating teachings such as mindfulness and appreciation for simplicity into the every day act of making tea. Sado is still practiced today in Japan and various parts of the world, and while some take classes to learn it, there are some ways in which we can apply its principles to our own tea time. Here are 3 ways to make drinking matcha a special daily ritual!    Choose...

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