You’ve heard matcha is good for you, and you want to drink more of it. Well, you’re definitely on the right track. But if you don’t take care of your matcha, it won’t be as good for you. Matcha on the left shows why it’s a good idea to keep matcha in the fridge and in a sealed container. Matcha left out, exposed to light and air, will soon degrade.
You can easily tell when your matcha hasn’t been stored properly when it is a dull, gray green. The quality is like night and day. And when you drink matcha that hasn’t been cared for, it won’t have that creamy flavor you crave. If the color changes, that means it’s lost some of its great attributes too.
Keep your matcha sealed up tight and refrigerated. It’s best to keep it in a container light cannot get into (not glass) and with the air pushed out. The next time you make your matcha, or add it to baking, a smoothie, or even a cocktail, you want the taste to pop. You want your matcha bright green for good flavor and health benefits!
Because you consume the powder compared to steeping and straining the leaves, you get a ton more antioxidants called polyphenols. Polyphenols can protect against cancer, blood sugar, blood pressure, and boost metabolism. Matcha also has chlorophyll (the bright green color), which helps detoxify and gives you energy. Think of matcha as the tea with a power punch – it’s loaded with goodness and energizes you simultaneously! Cheers to Mammoth Matcha!