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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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Rita, Patchogue, New York January 12, 2012
“We haven't had a chance to try everything yet, but what we have tried has been phenomenal!!! The honey roasted cashews are great! The unsalted edame and turkish figs are wonderful as well. The matcha green tea is much better than the one I was using, which was supposed to be one of the best! Yours has a much better taste and not as bitter - much better quality! And thank you so very much for the free sample of jumbo medjool dates. They're the best dates we've ever had (even better than the organic ones we purchased, and those are really good)!!!
Thank you for your wonderful company and service, including the fast shipping! We look forward to ordering from you again in the future!!!”
Merilin, Avondale, AZ January 12, 2012
“ Matcha green tea.It so good.My husband and I love matcha green tea.We drink it at least 5 to 6 times a day.It keeps us healthy at our age,58 and 64 there is nothing better but a nice cup of Matcha green tea.”
Nancy, Winter Park, FL December 30, 2011
“The nuts are very fresh.Finally my husband said the green tea from you was the best. He has been shopping tea for over three years. his favourite was discontinued.”
Molly, Newport News, Virginia December 29, 2011
“I just received my matcha green tea powder and had to try it right away...of course! It is delicious! And thanks for the chia seeds too, another favorite!
Mandy, Ottawa, Ontario December 10, 2011
“I don't usually like tea, but I was reading about all of the benefits of matcha. This tea is awesome! I am really enjoying it. Thanks for the great service and freshness of the tea!”
James, Reseda, CA November 26, 2011
“Just received your matcha. Usually I order from a specialty tea store. Not only were your prices much (much!) better than I've seen, but I thought the quality was top-notch...not to mention the promptness and friendliness of service!
I look forward ordering more tea and trying many of your excellent products in the future.”
Kat, kauai, HI November 2, 2011
“Wow very fast service., love the 100% matcha green tea . Will definitely order again. ”
jean, Pittsboro, nc October 5, 2011
“I just received my first order today! I am so happy I picked the right company! Very pleased so far with the promised date they said it would come! Packaging was perfect too! Will definitely order from you guys again and will recommend to all my friends and family! Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
brian seyfarth, justice, illinois September 28, 2011
“Great product great service thank you”
leontyne September 16, 2011
“I received my 100% Matcha Green Tea Powder in less than 2 days from order. I have used it to make madeleines today and the taste was simply wonderful. I know that the madeleines will be a hit a my tea party next week. I plan to use it to make tea cookies also. Would use your service again and again! Thanks”
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helen, Palm Bay, FL August 23, 2014
“The best tea and delivery unbelievable thank you”
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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