Matcha (Green Tea Powder) Benefits and Matcha Snack

According to Men’s Fitness’s feature article, “Matcha” is one of the 10 foods that will hit the newsfeeds in 2014.  Matcha helps lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, and increase the body’s resistance to external toxins. It also contains a polyphenol called EGCG, which has been linked to weight loss and cancer. (Men’s fitness)

Matcha is part of our lifestyle in Japan. Not many people get involved in Chado (tea ceremony) in daily life, but many people incorporate Matcha in tea, ice cream, food, etc. There is no question that Matcha has many health benefits, but sipping Matcha also calms our mind and somehow provides deep relaxation – not in the same way as coffee.

Then, look what I found at Narita airport (international airport in Japan) - Matcha KitKat!

This is an airport-limited version. In fact, I found a variety of snacks that combine Matcha and chocolate in Japan. It generates a subtle combination of bitterness and sweetness.

Not necessarily healthy, but it is tasty!