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.
This matcha tea is 100% certified Organic and meets JAS organic standards.
Rich in antioxidants
Detoxifies the body
Fortifies the immune system
Sustained energy and mental focus (3-6 hours)
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Buddhists monks relied on matcha to sustain them through hours of silent and still meditation. Others use it to power through their work day and to give themselves that extra spring in their step.
You’ll likely find your own sweet spot with matcha. It’s that versatile.
And we’re going to help you on your journey to discovering matcha for yourself in our Made with Matcha eBook which is included in every ceremonial tea set.
MORE ABOUT THIS MATCHA TEA
The EISAI organic matcha tea included in this Japanese tea set is from the Okumidori cultivar, a high yielding cultivar because the sprout is slow to harden and it grows very well. Okumidori was developed in Shizuoka prefecture from a hybrid of Yabukita and a Shizuoka native variety. It is harvested 8 days later than Yabukita.
The Okumidori variety accounts for 3% of all tea plants in Japan. While all tea plants belong to the camellia family, Okumidori is simply a cultivar within the camellia family.
In Japanese, the tea ceremony is called chado or sado, meaning - The Way of the Tea. This phrase 'The way' is related to the Zen philosophy of always being somewhere along the way, always learning, rather than ever finished.
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
How to brew matcha
- Sift 1-2 tsp of matcha into a tea cup
- Add 80ml of hot water (NOT BOILING WATER!) and whisk vigorously in a zig zag motion until frothy.
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Frequently asked questions
What is Matcha?
What does Matcha taste like?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 culinary matcha is usually not as vibrant green as ceremonial grade Matcha.
KOZAN-JI culinary Matcha is a blend of the first harvest and second harvest tea leaves.
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.