100% Matcha Green Tea Powder

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Our 100% GRADE A Premium Usacha Matcha Green Tea Powder is imported from Shizuoka, Japan. Matcha is the tea used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.

Matcha is a high-quality green tea powder with a fine texture. Its tea leaves are grown only in Japan and are shielded from sunlight several weeks before harvest. This causes the leaves to darken and produce higher levels of amino acids. After the best tea leaves are picked, they are dried out and ground manually to a fine powder on a stone mill to protect the nutrients in the leaves.

Matcha tea powder was first cultivated by Japanese Zen priests, who developed rituals incorporating matcha. During Japanese tea ceremonies, participants prepare matcha green tea in a series of choreographed steps to achieve beauty, tranquility, and enlightenment. Matcha is the only tea used in these ceremonies, which can range from formal to social.

Matcha For Your Health

Many people drink green tea for its health benefits or to lose weight, but matcha does much more than this. Matcha green tea powder contains more antioxidants than virtually any other food, including acai berries and pomegranates. It also contains high levels of L-theanine, an amino acid which lowers stress levels but preserves alertness. The L-theanine counteracts the caffeine in the tea, making matcha ideal for creating a mental state of relaxed alertness.

Since matcha leaves are grown in the shade and protected from sunlight, matcha boasts the richest source of chlorophyll compared to all other teas. Chlorophyll is a powerful cleansing and detoxifying agent that helps rid the body of heavy metals and other toxins. It is also responsible for the powder's signature verdant color.

Green tea is a uniquely rich source of catechins, a group of antioxidants that protect cells from disruption by free radicals. The oxidative damage caused to normal cells by free radicals has been linked to chronic conditions like cancer, heart disease, and degenerative diseases related to aging. The most prominent catechin found in matcha tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an even more potent form of antioxidant than Vitamin C or E. Matcha powder contains a more highly concentrated form of EGCG than its loose leaf tea counterpart.

Taste and Uses

Due to its high levels of amino acids, matcha green tea has a deep and complex taste, initially bitter but with a sweet aftertaste. Aside from tea, matcha green tea powder can also be used for making green tea yogurt, green tea ice cream, or any other desserts or treats that call for green tea.

To make matcha green tea, simply blend 0.5-1 teaspoon of 100% matcha powder and a small amount of hot water with a spoon to make a smooth paste. Add more water and sweetener as desired. Or, using a traditional bamboo whisk, put 0.5-1 teaspoon of 100% matcha powder in a large cup or a drinking bowl and add a small amount of hot water. Whisk in a quick, light zig-zag motion until a layer of green froth appears on the surface. Add more water if desired. 100% matcha powder can be used for thin or thick matcha. The ideal water temperature for 100% matcha green tea is 150-180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Customer Reviews

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“Love this website! I stumbled upon it yesterday while looking for some green tea powder; and less than 24 hours later it was at my door! Great quality green tea too! I've already made my green tea ice cream and I'm just waiting on the freeze time to be over!! I also received an extra free sample...how nice!! This website is one of my favorites now! Thank you so much nuts.com!! ”

, Lowell, MA June 13, 2012

“I'm truly pleased with customer service, they are pleasant, Very Informative about the Products. I placed a order last month, and shared Matcha Green Tea with coworker an have placed my second order, we all discuss how the Matcha Tea have made impacts to our daily routine for the best. Thanks A lot Nuts.Com”

, charlotte, n.c. June 9, 2012

“This is my second review of 100% Matcha Tea--I am so glad I looked past the price and went ahead and ordered it(great price, but more than I normally spend on tea). I have tried less expensive matcha teas and, well, everyone knows about getting what you pay for. Nuts.com 100% Matcha tea is great tasting and does not smell--it is a bright green tea. I just add it to
my bottled water--it has almost replaced my daily one cup of coffee in the morning. It is a huge amount--I look forward to reordering it. Thanks for making it sound so inviting that I ordered it.”

, Saint Louis, Mo June 7, 2012

“Hey Nuts.com. Got my green tea powder in ONE day! WOW...great service! Love the item...love the box you sent it in (my daughter made a bird house with it)...and the Chia seeds gifts (no company have EVER done this before!). Thank you...I highly recommend your company to others!”

, Tomkins Cove, New York June 6, 2012

“Great product (matcha powder) and I got my package the next day. Will definitely shop here for my health products.”

June 1, 2012

“I received my order and very happy with the outstanding service and fast delivery! Very satisfied with the products. I am so glad to find you. Looking forward to shop here again. ”

, New York, NY May 25, 2012

“Yes, I did receive my Matcha Tea, and guess what ? I love it !!! Its great !!!! I love it as just hot tea and I also added it to all of my health smoothies. Thank you so much. I will definitely be back for much more.

Sincerely Renee”

, Bronx, New York May 23, 2012

“You guys have a fantastic product and great shipping times. I will absolutely be coming back for all my future needs.”

, Zeeland, MI April 10, 2012

“Really addicted to Matcha and when I found this product at "Nuts.com" I couldn't believe it. It came on time, was well packaged and the price was right. Now if the taste is as good as it should be we have a winner!”

, Fresno, Ca March 28, 2012

“I just received my order and made a smoothie with the Acai, Wild Blueberry, Gogi, Strawberry,and Matcha Green Tea powder..........AMAZING! and DELICIOUS!
This is a perfect way to get healthy and a great and natural energy boost! I set up everything i purchased on my counter next the blender for my very own superfood smoothie station!”

, Baltimore, Maryland March 13, 2012

“Rec'd my order yesterday, made my Green Tea Latte last night, was so good. Sampled the nuts, very fresh and ate several chia chips.
Will be placing another order soon. Also told my friend at work and she is ordering today.”

, Garden Grove, CA July 16, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1g (~0 oz.)
(Approx. 454.5 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 3
Calories From Fat 0
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 1% Iron 1%

Ingredients

100% premium matcha green tea

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of Origin: Japan

ID: 7331

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