Matcha Green Tea - Shizuoka Ceremonial Grade
QUALITY ORGANIC MATCHA GREEN TEA POWDER from the Shizuoka prefecture of southern Japan.
Ceremonial grade Matcha green tea with all the amazing benefits you expect from quality Japanese Matcha powder.
- 100% Organic (certified by JONA)
- 137x more antioxidants than regular green tea - fights disease and infection; helps lower cholesterol and aids cardiovascular health
- Vegan and gluten free
- Aids weight loss - boost your metabolism and burn more calories
- Boosts energy and fights fatigue
- Helps restore and revitalise your skin
- Highest quality Matcha available in the UK
- Aids Meditation and calms the mind naturally
- free UK delivery when you spend £20
Grown, processed and packaged in the Shizuoka Prefecture of southerm Japan.
This Matcha is made from stone ground dried organic green tea. The tea is shade grown in rolling fields overlooked by mount Fuji. During May only the youngest, freshest top green tea leaves are hand picked and delivered for processing. The leaves are steam dried and stone ground into Matcha green tea powder. It is 100% organically grown, processed and packaged in Japan.
Shizuoka Ceremnial grade is a high quality organic Matcha. This is highest grade of Matcha from the Shizuoka Prefecture, though not as revered as Uji Matcha, it is still packed full of nutients and decent quality fine powder.
Bold, iron rich vegetal flavour with a refreshing mourish aftertaste. The taste and aroma of real quality green tea.
- Boosts your metabolism
- Provides long lasting energy
- Detoxifies and clears your skin
- Increases alertness
- Enhances your mood & calms naturally
- Aids meditation
- Increases exercise performance
- High level of antioxidants
- Helps your immune system fight infection
For more information on Matcha benefits click here
Storage & Shelf Life
Best stored in a cool and dark place or in the refrigerator. Quality Matcha is a very delicate powder and can spoil easily when stored incorrectly. This Matcha has a recommended shelf life 6 months, though can still be good fro 1 year. Once opened Matcha should be consumed with two weeks as the taste quality starts to deteriate when it meets air.
Uses & Preparation
This grade is best used for usucha (thin tea) and for culinary uses. Koicha is a thick tea made from the highest grades of Matcha, and usucha is a thin tea recommended for lesser grades.
The essential thing to remember when preparing Matcha is NEVER use boiling water as this ruins the flavour and destroys the nutrients. Water should always be between 50 and 60 degrees, you can achieve this by either half boiling your kettle or boiling it and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes. Another tip is to use filtered or spring water, this makes a world of difference.
Sieve 1/2 tsp (0.5g), or 1 tsp (1g) for thin tea to a bowl.
Heat 250ml (30 to 60ml for koicha) hot water (about 50-60 degrees, NOT boiling). Add a little hot water to the powder and whisk thoroughly with a bamboo or balloon whisk until frothy.
Add to a cup and top up with the remaining hot water.
Being a fine powder, Matcha is highly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. See our recipes for some inspiration.
DAILY USE: We highly recommend not exceeding 3 tsp (3g) of Matcha a day. Due to the high iron content in Matcha, consumption of too much iron can lead to bowel irritation. Considering 3 tsp is roughly 30 cups of regular green tea, that is more than enough for anyone. You really can have too much of a good thing!
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