Continued from Matcha Myth Busters! – Part 1
Myth Three: Matcha is Expensive
Matcha is packed with nutrients, and drinking it can detox the body and protect it from free radicals that pollute your body. Matcha is more than just a drink: It’s a health boost. As far as most Japanese are concerned — and me too — the more you pay for your matcha, the smoother the texture and the better it will taste. As for spending more to get more nutrients, that is somewhat true but hard to prove since there hasn’t been much research on it. Matcha grades are what determine the price. There are three general grades that you can find on the general market and multiple blends/price points within each category: Ceremonial grade, premium grade, and culinary grade. You really need to taste the various grades to see which you like best. You can certainly find a matcha to fit your price point and palate. It’s a bit like wine… You can savor a vintage Bordeaux or gulp wine from a box.
Myth Four: Matcha is Hard to Make
Sure it’s ideal to have the right equipment but you don’t need a matcha preparation bowl and bamboo whisk to make a tasty cup of matcha. As long as you know the basic principle of getting the matcha powder to suspend in water, this can be done in a few different ways; including putting it in a lidded jar and shaking it like crazy! I’ve known people to make it in a blender as well as in a Nespresso Aeroccino. Starbucks adds milk and steams it to make their matcha latte… Though their matcha is a sweetened blended drink mix and not the matcha we are talking about. Without using a bamboo whisk, the froth won’t be as good; but if you are more interested in getting the taste and nutrients down your gullet, this is fine. However, if you want to use the making of matcha as a pause in your day: Go for the matcha preparation bowl and bamboo whisk. You will taste the subtle difference as your mind will be clear.
Myth Five: All Matcha is for Drinking or Cooking
There is no harm in drinking or cooking with any grade of matcha. However, your results won’t stack up! Ceremonial-grade matcha is made with the very finest leaves and produces the most flavors within a sip. If you add milk, or eggs and flour, you will completely cover up the subtle and multiple flavor profiles. Culinary-grade matcha, on the other hand, is designed with a stronger flavor to stand up to other ingredients in your recipes. Think culinary in the kitchen and ceremonial for a sip.
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Allow me to introduce you to your new favourite show to binge watch on Netflix. Kim’s Convenience is a CBC comedy about a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in downtown Toronto. The sitcom is based on Ins Choi’s award-winning play. The moment I began watching the show I instantly regretted not doing so sooner. I actually started watching Kim’s Convenience because of an interaction on this Instagram post that featured Janet, played by the hilarious Andrea Bang, chugging a mug of tea. Andrea Bang was born and raised in Burnaby, B.C and like her character, she grew up around tea. In fact, tea plays a huge role in her acting career today. At the tea table Andrea opened up about her childhood tea moments, her favourite steeps, which character from Kim’s Convenience she would share a cup of tea with and more.
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Two Types of Major College scholarships
Just before we get in composition, let me define what i’m saying by a ‘major’ scholarship. You can find two major types We are focusing on. The foremost is the kind that promises more than just bucks. These free college funding also include unique mentoring, enrichment experiences, management development, study opportunities, embraced experiences by using a cohort connected with fellow historians, and/or entrance to an is in program. Any some of these activities might be marketed in addition to a whole (or close full) journey to college. Could possibly be anywhere from some to 52 scholarships to go around for each inbound class in various colleges in the United States (the Stamps President’s Scholarship from Georgia Tech falls straight into this category).
The second type scholarship is one of expensive or perhaps most exclusive scholarship within a particular university. It’s not unconventional to find some or 20 of these scholarships or grants sitting there with the students considered ‘the good the best’ in the newly arriving class. Requirements for line is often very scholastically focused, but is not exclusively. Bonuses beyond financing for the cost of attendance usually are hit or miss, typically miss (though sometimes these come with admission to an recognizes program).