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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.
Due to its high levels of amino acids, matcha green tea has a deep and complex taste, initially bitter but with a sweet aftertaste.
Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea
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.
How to Make Matcha 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.
Aside from a drinking tea, matcha can also be used for making green tea cakes, ice cream, and any other desserts or treats that call for the flavor of the tea. Whip up a deliciously energizing breakfast with our matcha green tea pancakes recipe. Or, turn your smoothie into an antioxidant powerhouse by adding 1-2 tablespoons of matcha powder - we love making this nourishing matcha green tea smoothie for an invigorating boost. Both of these healthy recipes were developed just for us by a Registered Dietitian so they're packed with nutrition and flavor.
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Eddie, Tomkins Cove, New York June 6, 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!”
Monique June 1, 2012
“Great product (matcha powder) and I got my package the next day. Will definitely shop here for my health products.”
Lyudmila, New York, NY May 25, 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. ”
Renee, Bronx, New York May 23, 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.
Clinton, Zeeland, MI April 10, 2012
“You guys have a fantastic product and great shipping times. I will absolutely be coming back for all my future needs.”
Steven, Fresno, Ca March 28, 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!”
Cynthia, Baltimore, Maryland March 13, 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!”
Ashley, Maple Park, Illinois March 3, 2012
“I have become a matcha addict and have bought from many different tea shops. Nuts.com's matcha sounded legit and was VERY reasonably priced. My order came within 2 days and I am very pleased with the quality of the matcha! :) Thanks Nuts.com!”
Molly, Newport News, Virginia February 25, 2012
“Absolutely wonderful, yet again!! I love the Matcha green tea powder. I use it in smoothies and yogurt (I also add chia seeds to the yogurt) besides making matcha tea. I also ordered the Green tea powder mix this time...now that is yummy! Both my son and my husband have started drinking it, especially after they found out how beneficial it is.
Laura, Deerfield Beach, FL February 24, 2012
“I am very pleased with the speedy arrival and quality of my Matcha Green Tea as well as the surprise gift you included which is something I have been wanting to try. I will definitely order all future health products from your site and SPREAD THE WORD to others!!!!! Every aspect of my experience with you was fantastic!!! :)”
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Cheryl, Jacksonville, FL October 9, 2014
“I've ordered this several times, great quality, customer service, and fast shipping!”
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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