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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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paula, warren, ri August 11, 2012
“I can't believe how fast I received my order. I ordered on Thursday afternoon and on Friday afternoon my tea (and surprise free sample) were at my front door. I am impressed. I would definitely order again.
P.S. I love the box!!!”
Jim, Point Pleasant NJ August 10, 2012
“I was very pleasantly surprised. I am used to buying Matcha Green Tea and receiving it in small aluminum containers (about one oz or 30 grams) from another region of Japan. Its very expensive however I decided to try yours and purchased a half pound portion which matches (no pun intended !) the other vendor I was buying from however based on what I received from you, the same high quality of product, the great pricing, excellent packaging and immediate shipping,along with the neat shipping box with all the wording on it (the other vendor had problems with timely shipping more than once in a while.) I am going to buy from you. As a matter of fact I ordered fudge for my wife which will arrive tomorrow to see that product and the only question I have is do you sell coconut oil ? I did not see it on your website but did not do a thorough search. Thanks again for your excellent product with super pricing and shipping. Very well done! ”
Leslie, Houston, Missouri July 31, 2012
“WOW!!! This is NUTS...
I oredered my Matcha Tea on Friday and it was in my hands on Monday!!!!
Excellent, love it and will order my other raw goodies and such from here also going forward. Thanks you nutty folks!! ”
Jon, Los Angeles, CA July 27, 2012
“I drank plenty of matcha before and I was skeptic at first because of the low price, but BOY was I pleasantly surprised at the quality of this Matcha. Keep up the good work!!”
Marla, Columbia, MO July 27, 2012
“Enjoyed a delicious cup of matcha green tea as soon as I had the box open. So good!”
Peter, Morgan Hill, Calif July 19, 2012
“Thanks for the quick delivery of Macha Green Tea. Between my consumption of Matcha tea, Salmon oil, flax seed, and garlic, I recently calculated that I will live to be 305 years old. Thanks for your contribution to my long life... peter Kapetanic ”
Kim, VA July 3, 2012
“What a wonderful surprise! Due to arrive Thursday, but at the door on Tuesday :) That means green tea ice cream for the 4th!!! So excited - thanks!! GO NUTS!”
Kristal, Il June 30, 2012
“Wow my second order in like two weeks. Needless to say I'm hooked, can't wait to try the new stuff I ordered. Matcha green tea is sooooo good! Fasted delivery, 2 days you can't beat that! Thanks for everything. ”
Luciana Mehawej, forest lake, Minnesota June 21, 2012
“Great service! the matcha green tea is superb just like the one in Narita Airport in Japan. Love the nuts too all excellent quality. Thank you”
Chad, Berea, Ohio June 20, 2012
“Awesome! Love my 100% Matcha tea and organic acai powder! They even threw in some chia seeds!
THIS IS NUTS! I will definetly Be back!”
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Carol, Garden Grove, CA July 16, 2014
“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.”
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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