Organic Matcha Tea Powder is a premium green tea powder from Japan rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. The health
benefits of matcha exceed those of other green teas because the whole leaf is ingested when brewed traditionally. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. On average, it contains less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee.
Chlorophyll and amino acids give matcha its unique rich taste, an initial vegetal, astringent taste, followed by a lingering sweetness.
Matcha can be made as a hot beverage, or simply serve chilled by adding powder to a water bottle and shaking, it is tasty in green tea lattes, and try adding it to green tea smoothies.
Use in cooking with sauces for a great color.
Traditional instructions for preparation:
Warm the matcha bowl by adding hot water. After a minute, discard water and dry bowl thoroughly.
Rinse bamboo whisk to keep tea powder from sticking.
Using a traditional bamboo spoon, add 1.5-1.75 spoonfuls of powder (1 regular tsp) per 4 oz serving
Add approximately 4 oz of hot water (175-180 deg F). Do not use boiling water.
Mix briskly with bamboo whisk until all lumps are removed and tea is smooth and creamy with a fine foam on top. Drink and enjoy!
Contemporary instructions for preparation:
Use 1 tsp of matcha per 8 oz of water. Pour hot water (175-180 deg F) over tea. Do not use boiling water.
Steep 2-4 minutes.
Strain and serve immediately.