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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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Barb, Sno Pass, WA April 23, 2013
“Always great fast delivery--have been using this product for over a year--love that matcha green tea powder--have recommended nuts.com to many neighbors and friends! Keep up the good work!”
Marisa, Dallas, Texas April 16, 2013
“I received my goodies this morning , moringa powder , they are truly delicious . Also as usual my matcha and the deluxe house mix are great !!No mess nut cracker MUST HAVE !!!!thank you ”
Jean, Millersville, Pa. April 5, 2013
“I really enjoy your Matcha. I'm on my second bag. The only question I have is should Matcha be refrigerated to preserve flavor?”
Kristal, Benton, Il April 3, 2013
“Fast delivery as usual! I love making green tea fraps with the matcha green tea. Wonderful selection and quality at nuts.com. ”
Patti, Gladstone, Oregon March 29, 2013
“My order, under normal delivery arrived the next day!! Super fast!! I ordered 100% Matcha green tea powder and Matcha green tea powder mix. They are both taste terrific as good or better than the other big name coffee houses that I have been buying lattes at. Yummy!! Thanks Nuts.com.”
Shaina, Fairfax, VA March 21, 2013
“I got exactly what i wanted. The 100% matcha green tea is awesome. Blend 1T of the powder with 1cup of milk, 1/2 t of Spirulina, ice, and a piece of fruit for an incredibly healthy and delicious smoothie. ”
Erik, Henderson, NV March 14, 2013
“Just love the products, the friendly service, and awesome vibe that spews forth from Nuts.com. The dark chocolate almonds and green matcha powder are outstanding products that matches the hype. Looking forward to making my next purchase. ”
Cynthia, Jacksonville, FL March 1, 2013
“LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Nuts.com. Products are awesome, best quality and they arrive before you know it ... right at your door. Finding Matcha green tea locally is very inconsistent. Nuts.com gets it to me right when I need it. Thanks Nuts.com!”
Lu, Sun Valley, Ca February 22, 2013
“I couldn't be more pleased with my purchase from nuts.com. The package arrived much faster than expected & the quality is exceptional " chocolate covered jellybeans and Matcha green tea powder". They also put a lovely surprise of chocolate covered sun flower seeds in with my order ; my hubby's favorite. Thanks again nuts.com
Magdalena, Leesburg, VA February 13, 2013
“Yay, as always your shipping service was outstanding - my package arrived in less then 48 hours from time I placed the order, right on time for Valentine's Day!!! Everything came nicely packed in zip-bags to help keep the fruit and product fresh for long time! When it comes to your product taste - everything deliciously smashes my expectations!!! Everything is delicious, fairly prices and I never got overcharged for shipping!!! Love the 100% Matcha Green Tea Powder, this is my 3 order of it, and I need to testify - this is the BEST 100% Matcha Green Tea ever!!! Always fresh and yummy, I even order it for my parents and brother who love drink teas and they agree with me that nothing beats that Matcha green tea!!! I love all the dry fruit, which came in nicely packed tray, easy for serving and storage!!! The organic quinoa couldn't taste better!!! Yummy in soups and as cold side dish for lunch/dinner. I love to make it as a cool side dish, to two cups of cooked and cool down quinoa I add chopped/cut fresh tomatoe, cucumber, red onion, handful of dried cramberies, handful of pine nuts, 2-3 tbsp of lemen juice and a little bit of olive oil (1/4 cup) to bring it all together - yummy and very healthy for my family!!! Even my kids love it!!! Nuts. com and Nuts family - I love your products & services! ”
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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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