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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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Mary Jo, New Berlin, Wisconsin August 4, 2011
“My order came very quickly and the price and quality for the matcha green tea powder was excellent!”
Jennifer, Monrovia, California August 2, 2011
“Well, the gift I gave of some of your licorice was loved and devoured by my brother. He said it was the best he's ever had! I purchased some matcha green tea, and I love it and will be a loyal customer forever! My friends that I gave a sample of the matcha will be ordering it from you soon !! jennifer”
Leslie , Elk Grove, CA August 2, 2011
“I just received my first order and am very impressed with your products and your customer service. This is indeed the first time any company's sent an email to make sure everything arrived okay. I can't believe the price on your matcha tea -- I will be saying adios to Teavana for good. The veggie chips, key lime fudge and energy bars are all amazing (yes, I taste tested everything within moments of opening the package -- How could I not?!?), and I especially appreciated the free sample of dried strawberries. I will quickly become a loyal customer. :)”
Becky, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia July 26, 2011
“Wow! Talk about fast delivery! I couldn't believe how fast this was, now i can't use that as an excuse not to get baking! Will have to stick to the "Its too hot to bake". Can't wait to try my order..best prices and fastest delivery, biggies that will be hard to beat! Thanks!!!!”
Mae, Savannah, GA July 15, 2011
“My order was shipped fast to my house, the 100% matcha powder is the best ive had! Smooth tasting, not sweet, not bitter.”
Melissa, Leominster, MA July 6, 2011
“Just received my second order of 100% Matcha Green Tea and the product is EXCELLENT! No more spending $4 a pop for my green latte addiction! Just a couple scoops into warm milk and add some honey. Throw it on ice if it's hot outside! I LOVE it! I always get my orders super-fast and I love the extra goody they throw in! Thanks!”
Georgi June 25, 2011
“Macha powders, sweetened mix and plain, are both yummy. Shipped fast too. I will order again.”
Laura, Channahon, IL June 23, 2011
“Wow, that came fast and exactly when they said it would. I was tickled with my free gift, too.”
Billie, Tennessee June 21, 2011
“Our package arrived so fast and everything was fresh and in great condition. I've already made several green tea lattes and some cookies with the almond flour. My husband devoured the Southern Heat Mix I bought as a surprise treat for him. Thanks for the veggie chip sample. They were gone in an instant. We're always pleased when we do business with you guys. That's why we keep coming back for more! ”
michelle, marblehead, ma May 17, 2011
“amazing service. 2 days in my hand. veggie chips are delicious! can't wait to try everything else.”
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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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