Matcha Waiting For?

Looking for an energy boost or simply hoping to change up a mundane coffee routine? Perfect. A niche tea tradition of drinking matcha daily may be an awesome alternative for you. Matcha is an ancient Japanese method of preparing tea that involves grinding the leaves into a fine powder to then be dissolved in hot water. This method of tea consumption carries a multitude of benefits and is an often overlooked but extremely healthy option within tea culture. With the entire leaf being ground and consumed, the benefits already present in the tea become amplified and concentrated. platformtoctoberMany of the antioxidants and plant related medicinal benefits one could receive from tea get lost in the process of steeping. The concept is similar to the reason boiled vegetables contain fewer nutrients than the original whole vegetable. Consuming the entire tea leaf will allow us to receive more of the antioxidants and caffeine because none of those essential elements are lost in the steeping process. Matcha is also known to boost metabolism, calm the mind, and enhance the mood. If those aren’t good enough reasons to give it a try, it’s also delicious. Here at Platform T, we have created several fresh takes on the ancient process including a White Chocolate Matcha Latte and dessert infused matcha items. But of course, you can swing by and get the classic version made simply of pure matcha and hot water. Next time you have a craving for that mid-day cup of coffee, give the matcha option a shot. Match is our featured item this week, CLICK HERE for more information.

BEING FIRST

It’s good to be first.  We learn that at a young age.  Particularly so when talking about plucking teas.  In China, the early tea harvest is the envy.  None more so that the so called “Pre Qing-Ming” tea.  This is the earliest of the spring crops, plucked before the Qing Ming Festival, around early April. … Continue Reading

Kombucha – The Immortal Health Elixir

Kombucha – fun to say, tasty to drink, AND chock-full of health benefits.  The beverage that the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir” is now available on tap at Platform T!  We have partnered up with Happy Leaf Kombucha, a local Denver company that has been bringing the highest standards to the kombucha industry since… Continue Reading

Talking Derby – Mint Juleps

How to Make the Perfect Mint Julep Want to impress your friends with the perfect Mint Julep for the Kentucky Derby? We can help – plus we’ve even thrown in a few surprise tricks to make it your own. First, grab your favorite Bourbon. Doesn’t matter which one, just pick your favorite. Next, make your simple syrup compound.… Continue Reading

Can’t Argue with Science

We found an awesome article from Food and Wine that uses science to explain the perfect cup of tea: Why Your Tea Tastes Great, According to Science By Linnea Covington It’s taken centuries of extremely hard work to achieve the perfect brew. Forget every stuffy, pinky-raising thing you thought about tea and look at the beverage in a… Continue Reading

Sleep Like a Baby in 2017

Do you have a hard time sleeping?  Do you lay in bed for hours tossing and turning, only to wake in the morning feeling tired still?  If so, you’re not alone.  Lots of Americans are counting the proverbial sheep when their head hits the pillow.  According to December, 2014 research conducted by the National Sleep… Continue Reading

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution, For Once

Right about now is the time that many of us start to reflect upon the year and what we’ve accomplished, or rather, what we haven’t.  When we made our New Year’s resolution last year we were so convinced that this year would finally be different.  But it wasn’t, was it?  That surge of motivation we… Continue Reading

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