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The AKINA Spring flower CHAWAN Matcha Bowl is beautifully hand-crafted by century-old artisan potters in Japan.
The wide and shallow design gives you plenty of space for whisking, which creates a smooth texture and releases as much flavour as possible.
Made in JAPAN, the AKINA Spring flower CHAWAN Matcha Bowl is beautifully hand-crafted by century-old artisan potters in Japan.
The wide and shallow design gives you plenty of space for whisking, which creates a smooth texture and releases as much flavor as possible.
This Chawan matcha bowl has hand-painted spring flowers and leaves to symbolise tea ceremony in the springtime. The lovely hand-painted texture on the cup is very nice when you hold it in your hand: smooth and earthy.
This chawan is made in the traditional style with an artistic glaze, but it's also a completely modern teacup that is safe to use in the microwave and dishwasher.
Don't forget your matching chasen, or matcha whisk, to complete the set!
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.
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