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Are all Purematcha teas organic?
Yes. Both our Ceremonial Matcha and Culinary Matcha adhere to the JAS certification making them 100% organic and free from any chemicals or pesticides.
Where does Purematcha source its teas?
All our Matcha teas are sourced from Uji Japan.
Is Matcha suitable to drink while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide medical advice for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It’s best to chat with your health care professional who will be able to recommend if Matcha is good for you.
Does Matcha tea expire and is it safe to drink Matcha after it’s expired?
Matcha lasts about one year on the shelf. If you have matcha that has 'expired' we recommend baking with it. Once matcha is opened, it really should be used up within three or four weeks — or, if we really want to push it, no longer than eight weeks to ensure optimum freshness, colour, and taste.
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Does Purematcha tea contain caffeine?
Yes. Matcha is a type of green tea, and green tea contains caffeine. Because Matcha is made from crushed whole tea leaves, the caffeine content is somewhat higher than that of bagged tea. In fact, the Matcha caffeine levels can actually equal half the level of a black cup of coffee.
What does Matcha tea taste life?
The taste is complex, rich, aromatic, astringent, and leaves an alluring sweetness post-drinking. When made in the traditional manner (ceremonial Matcha), it has a full-bodied flavour. ... Due to the high chlorophyll and amino acid content, Matchahas a unique vegetal taste and a lingering sweet aftertaste.
Is Matcha green tea good for weight loss?
The processes that allow the body to convert food and drink into usable energy are collectively known as the metabolism. Green tea may be beneficial for weight loss by helping the body's metabolism to be more efficient.
Green tea contains caffeine and a type of flavonoid called catechin, which is an antioxidant. Research suggests that both of these compounds can speed up metabolism. Catechin can help to break down excess fat, while both catechin and caffeine can increase the amount of energy the body uses.
Regularly exercising and eating a healthful diet with plenty of vegetables are highly effective weight loss strategies. Green tea used alongside these methods may increase their positive results.
Does Matcha tea contain EGCG
Matcha tea contains a unique, potent class of antioxidant known as catechins, which aren't found in other foods. In particular, the catechin EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate) provides potent cancer-fighting properties.
How healthy is Matcha tea?
It offers many health benefits. Matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it's a more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. Another polyphenol in Matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.
Is Matcha better than coffee?
Matcha contains L-Theanine, an amino acid that helps your body to process caffeine differently and create a state of calm alertness. While one serving ofmatcha has much less caffeine than coffee, it provides a less jittery, more sustained energy boost – with no crash at the end.
What are the benefit of drinking Matcha tea?
Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss.
What is ceremonial grade Matcha?
The tealeaves used are the youngest of the camellia sinensis plant, as they received the least amount of sunlight prior to harvest. As such, they’re higher in L-theanine (natural relaxant), chlorophyll (intense bright green) and caffeine, making it value for money even for those who drink it daily as a pick-me-up. Furthermore, ceremonial grade matcha has a refreshing grassy flavour and initial hint of astringency that leaves a lingering umami sweetness. You will also get a rich creamy mouthfeel.
What is culinary grade Matcha?
Typically known as kitchen or ingredient grade matcha, the tealeaves used are older, as they get more sun exposure to the youngest leaves at the top of the Camellia sinensis plant. As such, this grade of matcha is usually a dull olive green. Though its antioxidant levels are higher than ceremonial grade matcha’s, it’s lower in l-theanine (important for cognitive function) and caffeine. It tends to leave a bitter note and must be mixed with creamy or sweet ingredients.
Is it safe to drink Matcha everyday?
The amount of caffeine that should be consumed in one day by the average adult is 400mg. This means that about 5.5 cups of matcha per day is safe to drink. Five cups of matcha should be enough to keep you energised throughout your day.
A good rule of thumb is to stick to about 3 cups of matcha each day to make sure you aren't overdoing it. This is to ensure you consume all of its benefits without approaching an unsafe amount.
How to store Matcha?
Store matcha is a cool, dry and dark space. Keep your matcha in an air-tight container because oxygen, heat, light, moisture, and strong odors can alter the flavour of your matcha significantly.