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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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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!!”
Stephen, Greenwood, IN. March 14, 2011
“Product was great and delivered on time. Great price and thanks for free gift. I will certainly use your company again and pass on to my friends.”
Jennifer, Columbus, NE March 12, 2011
“I ordered the Matcha Green Tea and the Organic Flaxseed Meal.The quality is excellent. Thanks so much Sandy,David,Jeff and Ken........ ( :”
Terry, Palm Coast, FL March 9, 2011
“Hubby and I can't get over the different in quality and taste of your Georgia Pecans. We've bought Georgia Pecans & California Pecans from our local grocery store and there is no comparison to the ones we bought at Nuts Online's!! Love the Matcha Green Tea powder too, couldn't find it in the local Oriental stores, where I'd gotten it before. Brazil nuts yummy too, and everything else I bought (tasted it all :)”
Melinda Nicholson March 8, 2011
“Received my shipment of matcha green tea... exactly as ordered, fresh and delicious! Thank you!”
faye, west bloomfield, mi March 3, 2011
“delivery was made just as promised, very satisfied with my matcha green tea. thanks a lot. look forward to ordering again.”
Mary, TN March 2, 2011
“Delivery was great and was exactly what you said and my goodies were packed perfectly and seems like with love awww. I will be ordering again and my matcha was goood.”
Tom, Flagstaff, AZ February 25, 2011
“Super fast shipping, great products, going to make green tea ice cream with mac nuts, let Uknow how it turns out. Thanks 4 chia sample.
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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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