Matcha Tea Facts

Matcha History

Green tea descends from the original tea plant Camellia Sinensis which comes from Southern China. In the 12th Century, a Zen Monk named Eisai brought green tea from China to a temple in Kyoto, Japan. Those seeds were grown and Eisai ground the leaves down into powder, creating what we now know as Matcha.Eisai was also the person who introduced Zen philosophy to Japan, and it was the Zen Buddhists that first grew sencha, green tea grown under shade, and incorporated drinking the powdered green tea into their rituals, especially as a meditation aid because it focused their mind. Ceremonial...

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Organic Matcha vs Non Organic Matcha: What's The Difference?

What is the difference between organic and non organic (or inorganic) Matcha green tea? In terms of nutritional content and benefits, they are both exactly the same. However there are some significant differences you should know. Price When we buy organic products in the UK we usually expect to pay more. When it comes to Japanese Matcha that is not the case. In general, non organic Matcha costs a lot more. For example, our Ceremonial grade Matcha is organic and one of the highest grades you can get, the non organic equivalent costs around 5X the amount. How it's grown...

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Where Does Matcha Come From?

Where Does Matcha Come From?

The word Matcha translates literally as "powdered tea", however the best Matcha in the world comes from Japan, specifically the Kyoto, Shizuoka and Aichi Prefectures and the Kyushu region of southern Japan. 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. Green tea was introduced to Japan by the Zen Buddhist monk Eisai in the 12th century, and it was Eisai and Zen Buddhist monks who first ground green tea into powder,...

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What Is The Best Matcha Green Tea Powder?

Matcha does literally translate "powdered tea" but what is the best Matcha green tea powder?   Though green tea originated in China and was introduced to Japan 800 years ago, the best authentic Matcha (super green tea) that you have heard so many things about, most notably Ceremonial grade tea, is grown in the Kyoto, Shizuoka (where Brilliant Green Company Matcha comes from) and Aichi Prefectures and the Kyushu region of southern Japan. This is due to a couple of reasons. Firstly, the regions where it is grown have very iron rich soil, sloping hills and ideal temperatures. Secondly, the process...

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Matcha Tea Nutritional Info

Nutritional Content of Matcha Tea (per 25g) Calories: 25.2 Protein: 2.55 g Carbs: 3.208 g Sodium: 0.05 mg Potassium: 22.5 mg Calcium: 3.5 mg Magnesium: 1.916 mg Iron: 1.41 mg Zinc: 0.525 mg Vitamin K: 24.16 IU Thiamin: 0.05 mg Niacin: 0.33 mg Vitamin B6: 0.08 mg Folaic Acid: 1 mg Catechins 87.5 mg Amino acids 28.33 mg L-theanine 11.916 mg Caffeine 29.16 mg Fiber 265 mg Vitamin C 1.458 mg Vitamin A 242.5 IU For more Matcha tea nutritional info see Benefits of Matcha Tea

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