ZEN CRAFT MATCHA RANGE
Grown in the birthplace and home of the finest Matcha green tea in the world, we give you Zen Craft Matcha. Honouring the ancient traditions of the Zen Buddhist monks who first cultivated and produced Matcha, Brilliant Green Company created Zen Craft. Made from high quality powder using the Uji processing method, this is the real deal.
SHIZUOKA MATCHA GREEN TEA
Our original Matcha green tea blend, produced in the Shizuoka prefecture of Southern Japan by old friends. This is a high quality Matcha for a very reasonable price.
Culture and Tradition
For centuries Matcha green tea was Japan’s best kept secret. It’s not just that Matcha is packed full of nutritional goodness, it has a rich history, steeped in tradition and cultural practices. Originally cultivated and produced byZen Buddhist monks, Matcha was the reserve of nobleman and shogun royalty before becoming a staple of Japanese culture. Brilliant Green Company spent years sourcing the very best Matcha from Japan. During those years we learned a great deal about Matcha’s rich history and traditions. We take pride in honouring that history and those traditions. From it’s use in Zen Buddhism for meditation to Shogun warriors drinking Matcha before battle to maintain focus and energy levels, to the Japanese tea ceremony.
Recipe of the month
RAW VEGAN MATCHA CHEESECAKE
This raw vegan creation is not really a cheesecake, as there is not cheese to be seen. However it is quite the delight, and not just for vegans. The mix of vegan and paleo friendly ingredients make this an ideal indulgence that has a balance of nutrition, quality fats and taste depth that will power you into the cosmos!
Matcha Weight Loss
Matcha green tea can increase your body's natural rate of burning calories by nearly 400%
The secret to Matcha weight loss is thermogenesis, which is your body's rate of burning calories, and it's level of polyphenol compounds called catechins. Thermogenesis is when your body temperature raises, such as during exercise, which increases your metabolism. When this increase occurs, your body breaks down food faster and burns through your body's stored fat and sugars at a very high right. Your body's regular thermogenesis is 8-10%, however, consuming Matcha boosts your thermogenesis rate to an impressive rate of 35-40%. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted a study comparing the effects of catechin levels in tea... read more
Green tea descends from the original tea plant Camellia Sinensis which comes from Southern China. Essentially green tea is a form of tea that has a low level of processing which gives it very high levels of nutrients.
The father of Zen Buddhism and Japanese tea culture, Myouan Eisai, first brought green tea to Japan from China in the late 12th century. Eisai first planted the tea seeds on the border of the Fuluoka and Saga prefectures and it was Eisai who spread the message of drinking green tea for good health... read more
Boost Your Exercise with Matcha
For those about to work out, step away from the artificial laboratory created pre-workout supplement move on to a natural and healthy alternative…matcha. Samurai warriors drank matcha before going into battle to make them more alert with more sustained energy, good enough for a fierce battle, certainly good enough for your gym session! The samurai were the first to benefit from Matcha's improvement of alertness, endurance and fat burning... read more