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Made from the Yabukita cultivar, known for its versatility and excellent overall quality. KOZAN-JI pure matcha powder is characterised by its strong, but balanced taste. It is very fragrant on the nose and is suitable as an every day matcha tea or for matcha lattes and cooking.
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The KOZAN-JI temple is in the grounds of the oldest tea field in Japan and where traditional Japanese tea cultivation began. This culinary pure matcha tea pays homage to its roots and is a blend of the first and second harvested tea leaves.
Made from the Yabukita cultivar, KOZAN-JI pure matcha green tea has a balanced taste of mildness and bitterness that is most suitable for every day tea drinking and also suitable for culinary use such as matcha lattes and cooking.
Q. What makes this a culinary grade matcha?
A. The leaves are shaded just like ceremonial matcha, however, instead of using only first flush tea leaves, this culinary matcha is a blend of first and second pickings. As a result, the flavour is stronger with a little more bitterness and astringency. A machine is used to pick the tea leaves instead of hand picked leaves used in ceremonial grade.
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 premium culinary grade matcha comes from the Yabukita cultivar. This culinary grade matcha is characterised by its strong, but balanced 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 ✓