Matcha - The Super Power among Green Teas
Matcha is the “Super Power” amongst Green Teas. Matcha means fine powdered green tea, it is packed with antioxidants and nutrients. Teacupsfull matcha comes from Shizuoka which is located between Mt. Fuji and the Pacific coast west of Tokyo, it accounts for 40% of Japan’s commercial tea production. The tea leaves are grown under the shade so that the leaves add chlorophyll (which gives the bright green colour to matcha) and amino acids to the tea leaves. The stems and veins are removed by hand from the whole green tea leaves, which is then ground slowly using traditional granite stone.
Matcha tea is over 800 years old, Buddhist monks and royalty have patronised it for so many centuries. Matcha has always been consumed in Japan, but now the world has started understanding the health benefits of matcha and it is slowly becoming popular the world over.
How does matcha taste?
It tastes good because it is not like other teas. This can be attributed to the high chlorophyll (because the tea is grown under the shade) and L-Theanine which is an amino acid. This is what is responsible for the "calming alertness". Good matcha tea is not astringent and has a unique vegetal taste and a natural sweet aftertaste.
How much Matcha is needed for a serving?
Approximately 1 gram, or roughly ½ teaspoon. Our 30 grams tin of match will have 30 servings
How much matcha should I be drinking?
Having one cup of matcha green tea a day is what we recommend. One cup of matcha is = 10 times the power of regular green tea. A cup will keep you energised and active through the day.
How do I make matcha tea?
Plain matcha hot tea:
Take 1g of matcha into a cup
Pour a little hot (but not boiling) water and whisk until smooth
Add hot water to top up
Matcha hot latte:
Take 1g of matcha into a glass
Pour some hot milk and whisk until smooth
Top it up with hot frothy milk
Matcha cold latte:
Take 1g of matcha
Put the matcha into a glass
Pour a little hot water to it and whisk until smooth
Top it up with cold frothy milk and ice