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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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Angela, North Vernon, IN February 10, 2011
“This company has a great product and great service. I made a second order within a week of getting my first order from this company. They have definitely found a loyal customer... and I did a lot of looking before I decided to buy from them. They are worth it, you won't be disappointed! ”
Joyce, Vacaville, CA January 12, 2011
“Greatings and Salutations to all. My Macha tea order arrived earlier today; as the universe decided i took a day off from work and was able to receive my order personally. I have already had one serving and look forward to having more tomorrow and so on. Thank you very much for the precious gift of Chia.
Laurie, Swan Hills, Alberta December 16, 2010
“Placed my first order a little while ago, and was very pleased with how fast it got to me in Alberta, Canada! Soooo not typical when I order from the US! Fabulous products, and I can't say enough about how well they were packed...so good to see! I will be a lifer, people! =)”
Courtney, Wayne, PA October 22, 2010
“In addition to great service, I like your company's personality and spirit! Received my order next day and enjoyed a fabulous cup of my Matcha tea last night. Thank you!”
Patricia, Placentia, CA September 17, 2010
“I just prepared a green tea latte and it is DELICIOUS! (added a few drops of liquid clear classic syrup) The 100% matcha powdered green tea is difficult to find, so I am happy to make the contact with you.
JoDeanne , Elmwood park August 12, 2010
“My order was shipped the next day and received 3 days after I put the order in. THAT WAS FAST!! This is the first time I've ever received an e-mail that said "Hip hip hooray! According to the galactic
delivery powers that be (aka UPS), your order has been delivered. Yippee!"
WHAT A GREAT MESSAGE!!!! I was definitely amused and impressed. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THANKS”
Myra, Country Club Hills, IL July 15, 2010
“I found your website on-line because I was looking for items not available in regular grocery stores. I needed matcha powder to make cupcakes, which I could not wait to taste. I made the cupcakes last night and they are great. I also ordered pistachios to mix with chocolate cake, I may try that recipe next week. I hear it's a great combination. Now that I know where to get hard to find baking items, and get them fast, you will be hearing from me in the future.”
Araceli, Pearland, Texas July 15, 2010
“I have been looking for some special tea and you guys carried it. Also, it was the least expensive too!!! The ordering process was very east and my tea was delivered promptly to my home. THANK YOU!!!!!”
Joan, sun city west, AZ June 29, 2010
“Thanks for your order received today”
Ashley, North Lauderdale, Fl June 25, 2010
“fast delivery, great packaging, fantastic grade of matcha at an amazing price! Will order over and over and over again!”
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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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