What Is Matcha

New to matcha? Not to worry, we’ll get you up to speed as quickly as possible.

Matcha is the oldest and most premium variety of green tea in Japan. While the growing and harvesting process is complex, the end result is simple; matcha is 100% pure green tea leaves, stone ground into a very fine and densely nutritious powder. Think of it as the espresso of green tea.

For over 800 years, Buddhist monks have been using matcha green tea to aid their meditation practice, and its unique properties have made it central to the Japanese Tea Ceremony.

Matcha powder

What Makes Matcha So Special?

Unlike regular tea where the teabag is steeped and thrown away, drinking matcha allows you to consume the entire leaf, meaning you ingest 100% of the nutrients. It’s jam-packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and essential vitamins and minerals, and each serve is nutritionally equivalent to 10 cups of regular green tea.

 Drink matcha and enjoy

  • Up to 137 x the antioxidants of regular green tea
  • 3 – 6 hours of clean energy (with no coffee crash)
  • A boost in metabolism
  • Clearer skin
  • Fresher breath
  • A sense of calm alertness (thanks to the amino acid L-Theanine)

You can read more about the health benefits of matcha here.

How Can I Use It?

As a Tea

Matcha is traditionally enjoyed as a tea. Matcha preparation allows us an opportunity to relax, recharge and be present in the matcha moment, even if only for a few minutes. Whisked in hot water, you’ll enjoy a creamy velvet, full-bodied, subtly sweet cup of premium green tea that’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted before.

 

Matcha Bowl

In Food

Being a concentrated green tea powder, you’ll generally only need to use 1 – 2 grams per serve. Sift, sprinkle, mix, scoop or bake – the choice is yours. The options for supercharging your food are almost endless. Head over to our recipes page for a great place to start.

It really is a matcha made in heaven.