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A Happy Economy

Can we actually include happiness and well-being in measurements of economic progress? If so, then what are the indicators of someone being ‘happy’? If it’s value for cost, Matcha Green Tea powder is a good start. What are the signs of happiness? When you see someone smiling, wiggling the toes and dancing? Let’s put something on the table!

Many people are happy just to sit at a table with a friend and some tea. Start a tea ceremony at your house, and be the happiness the world is looking for.

The Pure Powder !

The Pure Powder !

In tea circles these days, there is a growing trend towards green tea. And I’m not talking about tea in tea bags, but the powdered Matcha green tea. Instead of seeping the tea leaves in hot water, Matcha is a purely Japanese speciali-tea where the whole leaf is dried and powdered. After hand-picking, the leaves are steamed, air dried, sorted, then destemmed, deveined and stone-ground to a fine powder.

I became a fan of Matcha after only trying it once. The flavor is complex. My first sip said grassy or vegetable. There was a slight bitterness. But the after-taste was remarkably sweet!!

For a hot and happy time with friends, heat some water. Add a few drops of the hot water to the matcha powder in your favorite cup. Make a paste. Then add more hot water. Stir to a froth with a bamboo whisk and enjoy! Get happy! You’ll probably find that adding 1/2 teaspoon to 6 ounces of water will be preferred by most. What about you? What will your favorite taste be?

Your friends are kids or otherwise not into sipping? Try adding green Matcha powder to a white or yellow cake mix! Halloween is coming up. Give it a try when turning normal foods … green!


About MatchaGT by ShelleRae

Welcome! I am ShelleRae and I am very excited you are here. I joined the Smoothie Essentials team about 5 years ago now. Always health conscious and into prevention versus medication it seemed natural when the opportunity came up to take on the creation of this blog and the Smoothie Essentials blog as well. As mother to three and surrogate to many more I've practiced much of what I write on sometimes with great success and other times with a bit less. My friends and family are my test kitchen and my facts are most often from WebMD - they seem to have a fairly accurate and conservative approach. MatchaGT – the super premium Matcha Green Tea Introducing Matcha GT, the super premium Matcha Green Tea. Matcha GT is nature’s natural source of energy and antioxidants. Used for centuries in Japanese tea ceremonies, Matcha provides a powerful pick-me-up plus antioxidants and other health benefits to keep the body, mind and spirit in perfect balance. While many forms of green tea are strained or brewed, Matcha GT uses the whole tea leaf providing the full benefits and bold taste of whole green tea powder. My inspiration comes from others who also are striving to live a better life through lifestyle changes. More information is available at or by emailing Benefits: Natural Caffeine – longer lasting energy Antioxidants – to fight cancer causing free radicals Chlorophyll – powerful blood cleanse Coffee concepts and juice bars across North America including Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Smoothie King, and Booster Juice have recently started selling Matcha Green Tea smoothies, frappes, and lattes, promoting the great taste and health benefits of green tea.

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