Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet.
One serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea. When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf. This is why matcha has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content and antioxidants.
Matcha is a green tea produced from shade grown tea leaves and milled into a fine powder. It has a smooth, refreshing, slightly sweet flavor with a vibrant green color and silky texture.
Other health benefits of Matcha Tea Powder:
- Packed with antioxidants including the powerful cancer-fighting EGCg. Matcha contains more antioxidants than any other “superfood”
- Boosts metabolism and increases the body’s rate of burning calories
- Provides hours of steady energy
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally, helping to prevent disease
- Calms the mind and relaxes the body due to high L-theanine content
- Rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration and clarity of mind
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
Our Organic Matcha Tea is a culinary grade matcha. It makes a delicious tea, and is often used in cooking and baking. Culinary grade matcha is a very high quality tea, with a slightly different flavor profile than ceremonial grade matcha. Culinary grade matcha isn’t necessarily a lower quality product than ceremonial grade matcha either, it’s just prepared differently for a different use – and it features different characteristics. It has a more robust flavor than ceremonial grade matcha, is slightly less sweet, with more bitter notes.
Matcha tastes delicious as an iced tea, the traditional hot tea, and makes wonderful green tea lattes and matcha smoothies. Its enhanced flavor profile pairs perfectly with other flavors, and it is a versatile ingredient commonly used in a variety of sweets and baked good recipes, including ice cream, pies, mousse, cupcakes, shortbread cookies, and pancakes.
Traditional instructions for preparation:
1. Warm the matcha bowl by adding hot water. After a minute, discard water and dry bowl thoroughly.
2. Rinse bamboo whisk to keep tea powder from sticking.
3. Using a traditional bamboo spoon, add 1.5-1.75 spoonfuls of powder (1 regular tsp) per 4 oz serving
4. Add approximately 4 oz of hot water (175-180 deg F). Do not use boiling water.
5. Mix briskly with bamboo whisk until all lumps are removed and tea is smooth and creamy with a fine foam on top. Drink and enjoy!
Contemporary instructions for preparation:
1. Use 1 tsp of matcha per 8 oz of water. Pour hot water (175-180 deg F) over tea. Do not use boiling water.
2. Steep 2-4 minutes.
Strain and serve immediately