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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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Tom, Fairfax, Va May 11, 2011
“5 Stars all around..These people are on top of their product and service!! I will be a returning customer”
Rera, Williams, Ca May 2, 2011
“ Fast service!... great prices too!!! ... I did a lot of price checking online and they were the best I found. I'll order again from them!!! ”
Michelle, Detroit, MI April 29, 2011
“Awesome! The matcha teas and the Earl Grey that I ordered were shipped quickly and I can't wait to try them.”
Meredith, Sugar Grove, WV April 28, 2011
“This is my first order from nutsonline and I am very pleased with the quality of the products as well as the speedy delivery. I'm sure I will order again in the future and tell a few friends too! ”
Jamie, Bellingham, WA April 20, 2011
“Good quality and price on your 100% Matcha green tea powder. 8 oz from my local shop would cost $48!! Tastes the same too.”
Ed, East Bridgewaterr, MA April 20, 2011
“Your shipments are the fastest I have ever experienced and at a decent price. And of course I love your green tea powder. Everybody in the family loves it and it is being used so fast I have to order more. You definitely have a customer!”
ruben March 22, 2011
“Very pleased with the product , top shelf stuff at reasonable prices . Excelent service and exeptionally fast delivery . good communication and great recipes on the site . I just became a regular .”
Nancy, deerfield, il March 22, 2011
“got my first shipment today, love your guys sense of humor! had to open everything and try it, everything was great!! I am so happy I stumbled upon your site, I will be a customer for life...Keep up the great work you nutty people!!”
Charmel March 21, 2011
“What a nice surprise to come home and find my tea plus a nice gift. thanks”
Cindie, Central NJ March 16, 2011
“I am so happy I found a company with REAL customer service! Your products are the best and your service beyond the call. Thank you so much for the sample of Chia seeds. I am a customer for life!!”
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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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