The Almighty Matcha!
Matcha provides you with green tea’s powerful arsenal of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids in a way no other green tea can because it’s straight, stoneground green tea leaves. Check out the brilliant green color of this wonderful tea that you can find in our Bulk Department.
An early spring harvest, from spring buds and tender young tea leaves, yields all the health benefits of matcha with a delightfully smooth taste. The partial sunlight growing conditions allow for a higher concentration of anti-oxidants. It’s perfect for making matcha lattes, frappes, ice cream and smoothies.
According to Dr. Andrew Weil,
Matcha – literally, “powdered tea” – is a special type of green tea: a precious, jewel-green powder that is whisked with hot water in a bowl to make a frothy beverage of the same name. Preparation of matcha is the focus of the Japanese tea ceremony and has a long association with Zen. Matcha is the only form of tea in which the whole leaf is consumed, and because it is made from top-quality leaves that are treated with great care, it delivers more of the healthful elements of green tea than other forms. A unique, beautiful and richly flavorful drink, matcha gives most people a feeling of well-being. In addition to providing trace minerals and vitamins (A, B-complex, C, E, and K), matcha is rich in catechin polyphenols – compounds with high antioxidant activity. These compounds offer protection against many kinds of cancer, help prevent cardiovascular disease and slow the aging process. They also reduce harmful cholesterol in the blood, stabilize blood sugar levels, help reduce high blood pressure and enhance the resistance of the body to many toxins. The most important polyphenol in matcha is EGCG (epigallo-catechin gallate), which is the subject of many medical studies. Matcha has a significant amount of dietary fiber and practically no calories.