Matcha is gaining a lot of popularity these days, but there's still a lot of confusion around what matcha actually is, where it comes from, and why it's meant to be so good for you. We like to keep you all informed, so we've decided to have a 'Month of Matcha' on our #matchamadness Mondays, starting with this 'A Brief History of Matcha'
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.