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100% Matcha Green Tea Powder
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.
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LAYLA, little falls, NJ September 29, 2012
“my favorite place to get my teas and snacks work... matcha green tea, maca root, and dehydrated fruits taste so good, and the delivery is the best... :))”
Axl, Manassas, Virginia September 21, 2012
“I love Nuts.com, everything I've ordered from them has been really high quality stuff and I'm always happy with my orders. I usually get the 100% organic matcha powder and a few spoonfuls of it in some water makes me feel like I could wrestle down a bear. I just tasted their supreme roasted cashews and the taste hit me like a ton of bricks, good lord sweet Jesus there's flavors in there I've never experienced in other cashews, they're absolutely sublime.
The prices are fair, the shipping is extremely fast, the site is easy to use and the products are amazing. They even give you generous samples of their other products with every order. I can't recommend Nuts.com enough.”
Stacy, NY September 6, 2012
“This matcha powder is fantastic! It's better quality than I've ever acquired locally (even at the tea shop), and is beautiful, vibrantly green. I mix the matcha powder 2:3 with powdered sugar, mix it in a cup of almond milk, and shake it up for bubble tea. My husband loves not having to go to Starbucks for great tea frappuccinos, too.”
shane August 31, 2012
“This 100% Matcha Green Tea from Japan taste wonderful and the price is very good! Next time I'm going to buy the 5lb. bag because it taste so amazingly good. I'm so happy I found this company because the products, prices, fast shipping and customer service are all excellent!
paula, warren, ri August 11, 2012
“I can't believe how fast I received my order. I ordered on Thursday afternoon and on Friday afternoon my tea (and surprise free sample) were at my front door. I am impressed. I would definitely order again.
P.S. I love the box!!!”
Jim, Point Pleasant NJ August 10, 2012
“I was very pleasantly surprised. I am used to buying Matcha Green Tea and receiving it in small aluminum containers (about one oz or 30 grams) from another region of Japan. Its very expensive however I decided to try yours and purchased a half pound portion which matches (no pun intended !) the other vendor I was buying from however based on what I received from you, the same high quality of product, the great pricing, excellent packaging and immediate shipping,along with the neat shipping box with all the wording on it (the other vendor had problems with timely shipping more than once in a while.) I am going to buy from you. As a matter of fact I ordered fudge for my wife which will arrive tomorrow to see that product and the only question I have is do you sell coconut oil ? I did not see it on your website but did not do a thorough search. Thanks again for your excellent product with super pricing and shipping. Very well done! ”
Leslie, Houston, Missouri July 31, 2012
“WOW!!! This is NUTS...
I oredered my Matcha Tea on Friday and it was in my hands on Monday!!!!
Excellent, love it and will order my other raw goodies and such from here also going forward. Thanks you nutty folks!! ”
Jon, Los Angeles, CA July 27, 2012
“I drank plenty of matcha before and I was skeptic at first because of the low price, but BOY was I pleasantly surprised at the quality of this Matcha. Keep up the good work!!”
Marla, Columbia, MO July 27, 2012
“Enjoyed a delicious cup of matcha green tea as soon as I had the box open. So good!”
Peter, Morgan Hill, Calif July 19, 2012
“Thanks for the quick delivery of Macha Green Tea. Between my consumption of Matcha tea, Salmon oil, flax seed, and garlic, I recently calculated that I will live to be 305 years old. Thanks for your contribution to my long life... peter Kapetanic ”
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helen, Palm Bay, FL August 23, 2014
“The best tea and delivery unbelievable thank you”
Serving Size 1g (~0 oz.)
(Approx. 454.5 Servings/Pound)
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100% premium matcha green tea
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.
Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.
Country of Origin: Japan
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