Matcha is the Premium Green Tea, Only a Lot Healthier

Mar 07, 2016 02:54 AM EST | By Rhea Penaflor (media@latinospost.com)

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Your traditional green tea is underrated because one serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea.

 Matcha literally means "powdered tea." When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you're drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water (heated to less than a boil), which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.  Unlike traditional green tea, matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they're harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.

Unique only to Japan, matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. It is the heart of the Japanese way of enjoying a cup of tea.  Drinking matcha has been celebrated in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years.

 The Health Numbers Behind Matcha 

  • When you drink matcha, you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf.
  • Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea. 
  • One cup of matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content.
  • Each grade of our matcha selection shares these 3 characteristics:

1. Shade covered, steamed, air dried, de-stemmed and ground on
ancient stone grinding wheels. 

2. Made traditionally without the use of artificial colors, preservatives or additives.

3. Sugar-free, gluten-free and certified kosher.

It's now time for you to switch to the healthier green tea!

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