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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“Even with the Thanksgiving holiday, I received my order within two days after purchase. I ordered the 100% Matcha Green Tea as well as the Green Tea Powder Mix. I have only tried the powdered mix and it is delicious! I highly recommend Nuts.com. Not only are they fun people (I can only assume) with a fun website, but they are also very reliable. I will definitely be back with more orders, thank you Nuts.com!”

, Reno, NV November 24, 2012

“My husband and I always enjoy a fresh cup of matcha green tea. It's always superb.
Nuts.com have the best price.
Thank you for quick delivery.”

, Avondale, Arizona November 23, 2012

“Just got my Matcha tea today, and am sitting here enjoying a cup. I love it! It is perfect all by itself, no need for sweetener. Now I need to get me one of those nifty little shakers so I can take my tea to work with me. Thanks you so much for offering such great products!”

, woodburn, Oregon November 16, 2012

“I'm a very pleased woman right now! Fast shipment and delivery. Drinking my first glass of 100% Matcha Green Tea and it's delicious! Loved the packaging... so cute it made me smile wide. Will definitely buy more items in near future. Thanks Nuts.com Family!”

, Honolulu, HI November 12, 2012

“I recently ordered Matcha 100 % Green tea powder and Matcha Mix. Both products are delicious and both came in a very cute packaging. Love it!
What amazed me is the Nuts fast shipping. I ordered Monday and came in about 2 days. It should be delivered by Friday and there you go, got them so quick. Isnt't wonderful. Will order again. Thanks to The Nuts Family!”

, LA, CA October 26, 2012

“Good service. Order arrived quickly!
The powdered green tea is wonderful and delicious. My husband loves the pistachios and so do I.. Will order again soon..........Thank You so much!

Wanda Strauss

Thank You so much!”

October 9, 2012

“my favorite place to get my teas and snacks work... matcha green tea, maca root, and dehydrated fruits taste so good, and the delivery is the best... :))”

, little falls, NJ September 29, 2012

“I love Nuts.com, everything I've ordered from them has been really high quality stuff and I'm always happy with my orders. I usually get the 100% organic matcha powder and a few spoonfuls of it in some water makes me feel like I could wrestle down a bear. I just tasted their supreme roasted cashews and the taste hit me like a ton of bricks, good lord sweet Jesus there's flavors in there I've never experienced in other cashews, they're absolutely sublime.

The prices are fair, the shipping is extremely fast, the site is easy to use and the products are amazing. They even give you generous samples of their other products with every order. I can't recommend Nuts.com enough.”

, Manassas, Virginia September 21, 2012

“This matcha powder is fantastic! It's better quality than I've ever acquired locally (even at the tea shop), and is beautiful, vibrantly green. I mix the matcha powder 2:3 with powdered sugar, mix it in a cup of almond milk, and shake it up for bubble tea. My husband loves not having to go to Starbucks for great tea frappuccinos, too.”

, NY September 6, 2012

“This 100% Matcha Green Tea from Japan taste wonderful and the price is very good! Next time I'm going to buy the 5lb. bag because it taste so amazingly good. I'm so happy I found this company because the products, prices, fast shipping and customer service are all excellent!

August 31, 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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Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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