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This ceremonial grade matcha comes from the Okumidori cultivar. This Uji grown cultivar is often reserved for the highest quality green teas because of its well rounded and naturally sweet umami taste. When brewed, the texture is velvety, smooth and has a very rich creamy finish.
Matcha Health Benefits
EISAI Matcha Powder is a 100% Organic ceremonial grade green tea matcha from Uji Japan
This ceremonial grade matcha is respectfully named after the Buddhist monk EISAI who is renowned for being the first person to introduce powdered green tea to Japan. Our EISAI matcha is made from only the first harvested tea which comes from the first buds of the year and has a very mild, almost sweet-like taste.
Purematcha's EISAI ceremonial matcha is very high grade. It is sourced from ground Tencha grown on an organic farm in Uji Japan. The farm uses natural predators to remove any insects which would eat the leaf such as Praying Mantis, ladybugs and spiders.
During the growing of the tea leaves the plants are shaded from the sun for at least 20 days. This causes the leaf to increase chlorophyll production which gives you that bright green colour and associated health benefits.
The Tencha is then stored for many months in a cool environment to age before grinding. If you miss out on this step then the matcha will be lightweight and pale instead of dark and robust.
This is premium ceremonial grade matcha green tea made from JAS certified organic green tea and compared with other matcha brands we are confident that there is no better matcha at this price.
Each resealable pack will provide a minimum of 50 shots of matcha which works out at about 60cents per day for an immensely healthy habit. Matcha is a very affordable way to improve health easily.
All Purematcha teas adhere to the JAS Certification which is the Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS) and is maintained by the Japanese government.
The JAS organic seal ensures food safety with the highest Japanese certification standards, giving consumers confidence.
On the nose, EISAI Matcha has a supreme freshness, savoury and nutty scent. As soon as you open the packaging you will immediately smell the sweet vegetal aromas produced by this high grade matcha tea.
The true excellence of this matcha comes from its velvety, silky texture as it passes over the tongue.
It is a full bodied and well rounded green tea with no bitterness. Because of its supreme quality, this matcha is also used for Koicha which is a thick paste made from only the highest grade of matcha
Q. What makes this a ceremonial grade matcha?
A. 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.
This ceremonial grade Uji matcha is hand-picked by experience tea farmers as opposed to being machine picked in lesser grade matcha powders.
Furthermore, ceremonial grade matcha has a refreshing grassy flavour and initial hint of astringency that leaves a lingering umami sweetness.
Q. What is matcha?
A. Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It is special in two aspects of farming and processing: the green tea plants for matcha are shade-grown for three to four weeks before harvest, and the stems and veins are removed during processing.
Q. What does Matcha taste like?
A. 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, Matcha has a unique vegetal taste and a lingering sweet aftertaste.
Q. Is there caffeine in Matcha?
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.
Q. 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.
Q. Is it safe to drink Matcha during pregnancy?
We recommend to speak to your doctor. To be on the safe side, however, and to account for other foods or beverages you may take that contain caffeine during the day, we would recommend limiting your Matcha green tea consumption while pregnant to 2 cups a day.
Q. 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.
Q. What are the health benefits of 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.
Q. How long does Matcha tea last?
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.
Q. 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 odours can alter the flavour of your matcha significantly.Tip: Store your air-tight Purematcha pouch inside an air-tight container in your refrigerator.
Q. 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.
Q. How healthy is Matcha tea?
It offers many health benefits. Matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it is 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.
Q. 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 of matcha has much less caffeine than coffee, it provides a less jittery, more sustained energy boost – with no crash at the end.
Using traditional farming methods and without the use of pesticides the tea leaves are sourced from ground Tencha grown on an organic farm in Uji Japan. The farm uses natural predators to remove any insects which would eat the leaf such as Praying Mantis, ladybugs and spiders.
This ceremonial grade matcha comes from the Okumidori cultivar. This Uji grown cultivar is carefully selected for its well rounded and naturally sweet umami taste
One serve of matcha (1g) contains between 36 & 40mg of caffeine.
Our teas are grown on the pristine hillsides of Uji in the Kyoto region of Japan.
Add 1-2 scoops of Matcha powder to Chawan
Add 60-80 ml of 80°C (176°F) hot water
Whisk until frothy
Top up with water to taste.
We test our products both at the farms where they are grown, as well as by third party laboratories here in Australia.
The safety of our organic matcha green tea is our absolute #1 concern, so we randomly test for contaminants including radiation and heavy metals, ensuring none of the bad stuff gets through.
Arsenic (<0.05 mg/kg)
Not Detected ✓
Cadmium (0.02 mg/kg)
Well below guidelines ✓
Lead (0.08 mg/kg)
Well below guidelines ✓
Mercury (<0.01 mg/kg)
Not Detected ✓
Cesium 134 (<2 Bq/kg)
Not Detected ✓
Cesium 137 (<2 Bq/kg)
Not Detected ✓