100% Matcha Green Tea Powder

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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.

Customer Reviews

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“Loved your box. My husband and I fought over who gets to keep. Package arrived quickly considering we live in Hawaii. Of course, the tea was great too. It should last me a while! You guys are my kind of people. Keep the fun in your life!”

January 13, 2013

“Speedy delivery! Anxious to start my Matcha tomorrow.”

, Millersville, PA. January 9, 2013

“Wow, great service. I placed my order on Tuesday and received my product on Wednesday. The product was just as I had hoped for - what an awesome company. Great products, great prices, great service. I will definitely shop here again. THANK YOU!”

, Fresno, CA January 9, 2013

“I recently found out that Mr Suzuki stopped farming his grean tea in Japan and it was my favorite grean tea powder; so it will no longer be available! I'm not kidding! So I decided to try the 100% matcha grean tea powder from you based on the outstanding reviews I read! And wow I was so glad I did! The matcha is delicious and smooth with no bitterness! For the money I was not expcecting it to be 1/2 this good! Thanks to everyone that reviewed this product because without you I wouldn't have given it a try because the price made me think it wasn't quality stuff! I will certainly purchase this again! And I don't know how it was delivered so quickly!!! Literally, under 24 hours!”

January 9, 2013

“My order arrived as scheduled, intact, and the product inside was packaged well in resealable packages. Each package has a different color and that helps me identify them on the shelf.

The dried tomatoes are great, tender with a little saltiness.

The matcha green tea powder is a lovely color with a pleasantly strong grassy aroma and flavor.

The chorella Powder is as it should be a little musty smelling, but perfectly within its norm and so dark green it is almost navy - fresh.

The organic Maca Powder is strong and may take some getting used to, so I am cutting back to half strength in drinks until I aquire a taste, but it is nice and unnoticeable in my maple oatmeal.

Thanks nuts.com. You will see me again.

Hunterland”

, Burgaw, NC January 9, 2013

“Best price for matcha green tea powder, and it's in a ziplock pack! Wow! and my coworkers are going nuts over the creative shipping box! Can't wait to try the tea now, but already know I'll be ordering more from you guys. Call me nuts!”

, LA, CA January 3, 2013

“Unbelievable!!! I ordered this yesterday morning and it's already here. Got the email saying it was delivered and I said yeah right decided to check the front porch and there it was. Thank you so much..you have a new customer for life...going to go try the products right now.....”

, North Las Vegas, NV December 28, 2012

“I just finished my first matcha green shake - kale, spinach, banana, strawberries, matcha and water and it was absolutely wonderful. Clean and refreshing. Can't wait to try it in the traditional way next. I keep buying more and more products from Nuts.com because the quality and service have proven to be superior to me. Thanks all you NUTS!”

, Little Neck, NY December 8, 2012

“I love your pure matcha green tea powder. It is fresh, and smooth. I use it to make hot tea using a bamboo tea whisk and Japanese tea bowl. It has a smooth and rich bitter flavor without any hint of bite. I also use it in chilled green tea lattes (add milk and honey) and other treats. Delicious and nutritious!

Everything you guys sell is high quality. On top of that your service is great! Love the samples you add to each shipment :)”

, Richmond, VA December 5, 2012

“Great! I tried the Thai Ice tea during lunch and fell in love with it, so did my brother. Exactly like the one I get at the Restaurant. Yum! The 100% Matcha green tea powder is awesome, I am having it now. Now I don't have to wait until I get to the city to get some Starbucks Green Tea Latte - this is better. Thank you. Thank you. You made my day!”

, Brooklyn, New York December 3, 2012

“Rec'd my order yesterday, made my Green Tea Latte last night, was so good. Sampled the nuts, very fresh and ate several chia chips.
Will be placing another order soon. Also told my friend at work and she is ordering today.”

, Garden Grove, CA July 16, 2014

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1g (~0 oz.)
(Approx. 454.5 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 3
Calories From Fat 0
%DV
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
Vitamin C 1% Iron 1%

Ingredients

100% premium matcha green tea

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Storage

Store at room temperature for up to 1 year.

Country of Origin: Japan

ID: 7331

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