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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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Raechel , Minneapolis, MN September 14, 2011
“I was so excited to get my package from Nuts Online, and I wasn't disappointed! They have such an amazing selection, and it's so great to get some really unique healthy baking staples in one order, at a lower cost than I would spend at someplace like Whole Foods. Can't wait to make Matcha Walnut Biscotti, Goji Berry Oatmeal Cookies, and homemade Maple Almond Butter. Thank you, you Nuts! ”
Tracy, N Barrington, Illinois September 8, 2011
“Thank you for the quick delivery and the added surprise! Already made a delicious green tea latte. I can't believe how great your prices are. I also love your shipping rate policy. Because it doesn't jump with each item, I bought much more than I originally intended.
I look forward to buying from you in the future. You rock!
Maria, Houston, Texas August 27, 2011
“So happy with my delivery today! Thank you for keeping my nutty self provided with matcha green tea, spirulina and chia. It's good to be healthy like this! Thanks!”
stephanie, grandville, michigan August 24, 2011
“I am sooo pleased w nuts online. Your svc is great. I love the sample pkgs too. Thank you so much. I will order again, and again ,and again.”
Gladys, Bronx, New York August 23, 2011
“I am very satisfied with Nuts Online. My order came in 1 day. I will definitely place an order again with them in the forthcoming future.”
Alma, Kenner, LA August 20, 2011
“Got it in the mail on expected day. Just made my first latte and it is delicious! ”
ronald, winnipeg, Manitoba August 19, 2011
“I have now ordered my 2nd order of matcha green tea powder. The quality is fantastic. It is the best green tea that I have ever tasted. I also have ordered some of your sugar free treats and I can't wait to receive them. Thank you Nuts On Line!”
Emmitt, bolingbrook, il August 8, 2011
“Thanks so much, My product has arrived and I am enjoying it very much.I look forward to ordering more products!! Keep up the good work. A life long customer for sure!!
Joel Tafuri RN August 5, 2011
“I just ordered two more 8oz bags of Matcha 100% Green tea Powder premium grade. My allergies are doing great and more energy. thx ”
Joel Tafuri RN August 5, 2011
“The Matcha Green Tea is great! Tastes great and dissolves well in water . I use stevia one pack and a teaspoon to 16oz water with chia seeds.”
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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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