Contains ultra-high antioxidant level 19.15% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
When consuming matcha you actually consume all the tea leaves crushed into a fine powder. Scientific testing in Japan has indicated that because of this, the antioxidant benefit of matcha can be up to 5-9 greater then with normal green tea consumed in the conventional manner.
Character: Crisp and flavory, yet smooth. The tea used to make this innovative new Kenyan tea is grown at high altitude under bright sun and as such is packed full of antioxidants, polyphenols and exceptionally crisp flavor. Only the youngest leaves are plucked, processed and carefully ground using a traditional Japanese-style stone mill to an exceptionally smooth consistency. The resulting cup is thick and rich with deep ground grassy notes. A 40g bag should make 20-25 cups (e.g half a teaspoon per cup). A fabulous tea for those looking for an interesting brew with exceptional health benefits. Because Matcha consists of stone ground leaves it contains, by volume, higher concentrations of catechins, vitamins and L-theanine which is linked to increased alpha brain wave production and is considered a natural antidepressant, stress reliever and energy booster. Matcha contains approximately 10 times the polyphenols of regular teas. Grown with no pecticides needed/used due to high altitudes.
Country of Origin: Kenya
Region: Kericho & Nandi
Grade: Fine Matcha
Altitude: 5500-6500 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Traditional Matcha Process
Infusion: Pale Olive
Ingredients: Luxury White Tea
An Ethical Tea Partnership and Fair Trade Tea.
Hot Tea: Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a rolling boil and let cool to roughly 1 80°F/82°C. Place approximately of a teaspoon of Matcha in your cup. Infuse with 8oz/250ml of water, whisk briskly and enjoy.
Slow Brewed Iced Matcha: Place 3 level teaspoons of Matcha into a glass pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice and let sit. After a few hours, ice will have melted and tea brewed. Stir vigorously to ensure the Matcha goes into suspension. Pour over ice and enjoy!
Matcha Ginger Tea with crushed ice and lime:
- 2 level teaspoons of Matcha,
- 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger
- ½ cup ice,
- juice of ½ lime
- dash of honey
Blend ice, Matcha and ginger in a blender until ice is crushed. Pour into a chilled glass. Add lime juice and honey to taste.
Iced matcha latte: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving.
Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of cup and add 2oz. of hot water & mix vigorously to make a smooth paste like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste. Cool for 30 - 60 minutes and pour over ice.