This winter try Japanese green – literally – caffeine tea

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IT helps not in just reducing weight, but the tea has several other health benefits as well, writes Sonali Pimputkar

Green tea has become a trend lately. The conception that it helps to reduce fat, shrink your waistline and other numerous health benefits makes it popular among the tea lovers and health conscious junta alike. There are several types of green tea available but the latest to become the darling of all is the ‘Matcha’ tea. If you haven’t tried or heard about the newbie yet, you are behind the times. Don’t worry we will share the magical Matcha gyan with you.

Matcha is a powdered green tea made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis plants. The leaves are steamed, dried and then stone-ground into fine powder. In order to prevent its beautiful colour and antioxidant properties the tea is stored away from sunlight and oxygen. Although the nutrient rich tea originated in China more than 1,000 years ago, it has now become an integral part of the Japanese culture.

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