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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“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!!”

, Los Angeles, CA July 27, 2012

“Enjoyed a delicious cup of matcha green tea as soon as I had the box open. So good!”

, Columbia, MO July 27, 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 ”

, Morgan Hill, Calif July 19, 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!”

, VA July 3, 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. ”

, Il June 30, 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”

, forest lake, Minnesota June 21, 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!”

, Berea, Ohio June 20, 2012

“Love this website! I stumbled upon it yesterday while looking for some green tea powder; and less than 24 hours later it was at my door! Great quality green tea too! I've already made my green tea ice cream and I'm just waiting on the freeze time to be over!! I also received an extra free sample...how nice!! This website is one of my favorites now! Thank you so much nuts.com!! ”

, Lowell, MA June 13, 2012

“I'm truly pleased with customer service, they are pleasant, Very Informative about the Products. I placed a order last month, and shared Matcha Green Tea with coworker an have placed my second order, we all discuss how the Matcha Tea have made impacts to our daily routine for the best. Thanks A lot Nuts.Com”

, charlotte, n.c. June 9, 2012

“This is my second review of 100% Matcha Tea--I am so glad I looked past the price and went ahead and ordered it(great price, but more than I normally spend on tea). I have tried less expensive matcha teas and, well, everyone knows about getting what you pay for. Nuts.com 100% Matcha tea is great tasting and does not smell--it is a bright green tea. I just add it to
my bottled water--it has almost replaced my daily one cup of coffee in the morning. It is a huge amount--I look forward to reordering it. Thanks for making it sound so inviting that I ordered it.”

, Saint Louis, Mo June 7, 2012

“Just received my first order today! I opened the bag of toasted corn, which were awesome! Tried the Dry Roasted Edamame, awesome! The Turkish Figs and Medjool Dates felt plump (through the package). Mixed up a glass of coconut water with the 100% Matcha before my workout, and off I went!
Great products so far. Can't wait to have the Harmony Soup, that is soaking, for lunch tomorrow! And looking forward to the other items as well. Love the packaging and the fact that everything is resealable, added bonus!”

, Metamora, Michigan March 26, 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 in a cool, dry place for up to 6 months. We do not recommend refrigeration or freezing.

Country of Origin: Japan

ID: 7331

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