Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is one of my all-time favourite herbs due to its wonderful benefits. Besides the Nettle Soup, another recipe I love at this time of the year is Sting Nettle Infusion which is a highly nutritive tonic that nourishes your body with trace minerals and vitamin K as well as many antioxidants. Learn how to easily make yours.
In part two of our series on Matcha information we look at the characteristics of Matcha, so you can identify it in any situation and make very informed comments about its consistency!
Matcha is much more than an energy boost and is famous for its high antioxidants and polyphenols. Here we take a little more time to go into it in more detail so you can understand exactly what that means.
In 1954, Nestle first introduced the slogan “Have a break…. Have a kit kat!” Since then it has been one of the chocolate bars of choice for people all over the world when taking a tea break. In Japan, its possible to have a tea break without the tea, by snacking on a tea flavoured Kit Kat.
A Buddhist Monk introduced tea to Japan in the 6th Century. By the year 1200 Japanese Zen priest Eisai, wrote the first book on tea (“Kissa Yojoki” or translated: “Book of Tea“).He described the tea plant and stressed the important health benefits of green tea for vital organs such as the heart and the brain.