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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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Peggy February 9, 2012
“I got my Green tea Matcha yesterday right on time and I had to open it and try it. To my surprise it tasted great and I use a little bit each day for my tea. Thanks !”
Liz, Silver Spring, MD February 7, 2012
“Ordered matcha green tea on Monday, and it came on Tuesday, with a delicious surprise inside! I definitely will be ordering from here again.”
Barbara, Pueblo, Co January 29, 2012
“Delivered right on time!! Delish green tea and veggie chips!!”
Nina, Tampa, FL January 28, 2012
“Wow! Fast delivery! I got my goodies two days after I ordered them and I am so happy with everything. The green tea mix is just so delicious and I love the Thai tea mix as well <3 I'm so glad I discovered Nuts.com. I've shopped around and I must say, that they have the lowest prices for such amazing quality products!!! Thank you!”
Mike, Arcadia, Florida January 26, 2012
“Great price and fantastic product”
Doe, Auburn, Maine January 26, 2012
“Ordered Wednesday night.The next day at about 1 pm my order of Matcha green tea powder arrived.So happy with the very fast shipping it arrived earlier than I expected.Will be ordering for more...Thank you..”
Paula, Pleasant Prairie, WI January 22, 2012
“We LOVE, love, love NUTS.COM! We have been really impressed with the selection and the quality. We landed on your site searching for green tea matcha that I needed for a recipe. I picked up a bag of coffee beans on that order and we are hooked! Great prices, great selection. We tried a few snacks this time, I don't think I will rest until all the yummy corn nuts are gone! Thank you again.”
Kara, Florida Keys, Florida January 19, 2012
“Wow! I am impressed with my order! I opened my box as soon as it arrived and had already opened my delicious Pluots before I was even inside! I love my 100% matcha green tea and matcha green tea powder mix -which is the whole reason for my order! I cannot wait to try my muesli and bulgar wheat! Nuts.com also gave me some Chia seeds which are great too! I had no idea what they were but was happy that nuts online has recipes. I just finished my Chia smoothie and it was wonderful! I can't wait to try the Chia mushroom soup next! ”
Karen, Matteson, IL January 17, 2012
“Hey - I am hooked on ordering from Nutsonline. I've ordered several items - Green Tea Powder, Quinoa Puffs, Millet just to name a few and I absolutely love Nutsonline. The ordering process is quick and they have great products. I'm so happy to have come across Nutsonline I have told my co-workers. ”
Lauren, St. Petersburg, FL January 14, 2012
“My first time ordering and I am impressed. The Matcha, Spirulina, and Chlorealla are as lush as a tropical forest. And the Hazelnuts/Brazil nuts are exceptional. I had purchased a pound of "large" California hazelnuts a couple of days ago so I did a comparison test. And Nuts.com is the winner by a long shot. The Nuts.com are probably 50% larger, 50% sweeter, and 100% fresher. Excellent products Nut team! And the price is right, too.”
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Dom, Edmonds, WA November 24, 2013
“WOW. So impressed by nuts.com. I am not a review-writer but really blown away. Not only is the price (matcha) phenomenal but shipped and arrived a day early AND with a fun free sample. Even received a fun email when package had been delivered. SO GREAT.”
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 in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing.
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