Froth up this vibrant green tea powder to enjoy a rich, lusciously smooth, vibrant and refreshing tea ritual. Matcha green tea is filled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that provides calm, sustained energy and focus.
This highest grade of matcha was carefully selected directly from farms in Uji, Japan. Tea has been cultivated and enjoyed in this region of Kyoto for over 500 years. We are honored to be able to offer this freshly harvested and ground tea from our families' homeland and ancestry.
Flavor: A vibrant green tea that is lusciously smooth, creamy and refreshing.
Brewing Instructions: Spoon 1 teaspoon of matcha powder into a chawan tea bowl or cup. Add 3 ounces of hot water and whisk with bamboo chasen or a frother until achieving a smooth rich foam. Sip reverently.
Ingredients: 100% pure organic green tea
Origin: Uji, Kyoto, Japan. Collaboration with Horida Katsutaro. The small city of Uji is located on the southeast border of Kyoto and is renowned and widely considered to produce some of the best teas. The lower elevation tea gardens along the Uji River have warmer soil, which are favored when producing shade-grown teas.
Packaging: 4 oz amber glass jar with metal lid filled with 1.5 oz (42 g.) matcha
What is Matcha? Matcha is the stone-ground powder of whole green tea leaves. Three weeks before harvest, farmers choose the highest-quality green tea leaves and shade them for slower growth. This shading boosts the chlorophyll, giving it a more intense green color than other green teas. It's also the process that causes more theanine to grow, an amino acid that causes relaxation without feeling sleepy. Matcha contains high levels of the antioxidant called catechins (including EGCG), which have been shown to have an effect on preventing diseases, stimulating metabolism and fat burning, helping with immunity, and reducing skin inflammation, among many other properties. In short, since you consume the whole leaf, matcha is a superfood.
One serving contains about 70 mg of caffeine without the jitters.