- Made from the finest green tea leaves, our Organic Culinary Grade Japanese Matcha tea powder is one of the most nutritious, best-tasting and antioxidant-rich teas in the world.
- Matcha green tea is known for delivering sustained energy, a sense of well-being, mental clarity, and most importantly, peace of mind.
- When you think of tradition and culture, think Matcha Green Tea - Matcha is the true essence of Japanese tradition which values foods and ceremony.
- Zen Buddhists were well aware of its ability to bring mental clarity during meditation to the Shogun warrior who used it prior to battle to sustain energy and mental acuity.
- Eisai zen Buddhist monk has been quoted by saying that matcha green tea is the “elixir of the immortals”...
Matcha Green Tea - Rich in History, Tradition, and Nutrition
Matcha is a very popular drink in local coffee and tea shops, but this is not your grandma’s cup of Lipton black tea.
Unlike all the “internet gurus” who are using this amazingly special grade of tea to make their trendy lattes and fun foamy drinks, we prefer to appreciate matcha for its time-tested, colorful history and powerful nourishing qualities.
Matcha’s origin has been traced back to the Tang Dynasty which spanned from the 7th through the 10th century. Originally the leaves were steamed and made into bricks for ease of transportation and trade. The bricks were made by roasting and pulverizing the leaves which were then mixed with water and salt. The Song dynasty (10th-13th century) is credited
Matcha has always been considered extremely precious and for the longest time, it was only produced by a handful of approved merchants in very small amounts which were reserved for Shogun warriors and emperors.
A new green tea processing method known as the “
The Greatest of Ceremonial Teas
For centuries, Japanese culture has used traditional tea ceremonies to bring family and community together to honor love, life, and culture.
Matcha is the centerpiece of these traditional ceremonies. Much like the preparation of matcha, a traditional tea ceremony is done with a grace, mindfulness, and respect to remind the participants to focus on the moment.
Matcha ceremonies are traditionally performed by a Zen master or Buddhist monk who is trained in the grace and wisdom of these ceremonial practices. Unfortunately, you can’t exactly go to rentazenmaster.com so, if you are not trained in the art of tea ceremonies, it is most important to honor and respect the true underlying aspects.
First, are the 4 basic principles centered around a tea ceremony because each movement and moment have specific meaning and purpose.
The 4 basic principles are:
The other aspect is understanding the meaning of the inner and outer structure of where the ceremony itself takes place. The ceremony can be held almost anywhere as long as the inner aspect emphasizes simplicity and naturalness. This is done to show how we should all be living our lives (simple and close to nature). The outer portion emphasizes a traditional Japanese concept called “Sabi” or otherwise known as “the material life”. The exterior structure is often older and weathered which represents that our physical lives are only a temporary thing.
Green tea vs Matcha Tea- Is there really a difference?
Anyone who tells you that Matcha tea powder and ordinary green tea leaves are exactly the same, don’t understand the value that matcha brings to the table. While all common teas (green, black and white) come from the same plant, there are many important things that separate matcha from ordinary green tea.
While color, taste, and texture are quite different between the two, the greatest differences lie in the processing and preparation which lead to a unique difference in the nourishing qualities.
Standard green tea is processed and prepared by steeping parts of the leaves in hot water boiled over 220 degrees. Matcha is prepared by slowly stirring the fine silky powder into water that does not exceed a temp of 170 degrees. This one aspect is a major factor in preserving important nutritional compounds. Based on tradition it has been stated that:
To get the same nourishing benefits from matcha, you would need to drink up to 10 times more traditional green tea.
Matcha may, in fact, have as much as 100 times the available antioxidant abilities as standard green tea.
Here are 3 great examples how matcha has superior antioxidant qualities:
- More than double the catechins EGCG properties compared to standard green tea
- More than 10 time the polyphenolic tannin levels compared to standard green tea
- More than 10 time L-Theanine levels compared to standard green tea
Is all Matcha created equal?
Like any other traditionally great food, there is a “grading system” when looking at the quality of matcha. In order to understand the different grades, it is important to understand the factors that determine the grades. The following are the basic guidelines that determine what grade a matcha powder is classified into.
- The fineness of the powder
- Grinding process
- Treatment of leaves prior to processing
When you clear all the marketing fluff and smoke, the two main categories matcha is classified into are culinary and ceremonial. All the other forms you read about are simply a version of the culinary grade.
The Ceremonial Grade
This is cream of the crop and top of the line Matcha green tea powder. This powder is described as vibrant green in color, with a fine texture and soft/silky taste. This powder is made from the youngest hand-picked tea leaves where the stems and veins are completely removed and are stone ground (so you are left with 100% fresh young leaf). This grade of Matcha is specifically made for whisking in hot water with no sweeteners added. The true traditional ceremonial grade matcha will leave you with a mild, sweet grassy flavor on your taste buds and your mind in a tranquil place.
The Culinary Grade
While this specific grade is used more for cooking and baking, it is also used to make those fun latte, smoothies and blender drinks. Culinary matcha has a much stronger flavor with a hint of bitterness. It may look less vibrant than ceremonial grade but, should still have a fresh and grassy smell.
When you look at all the different cultures from around the world, they all have something very special in common. Special foods which are used in traditional ceremonies and events that bring families and communities together to enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Matcha green tea powder is no exception to that rule. In fact, it is the gold standard for what made this rule in the first place. The next time you enjoy a silky smooth cup of our delicious Matcha green tea powder
Possible Nourishing Benefits of Our Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
- May support mental clarity
- May support healthy lipid levels
- May support healthy blood sugar levels
- May support a healthy inflammation response
- May support a healthy immune system response
- May support a feeling of overall well being and calmness.
Suggested Use: Add 1/2 tsp (1g) Matcha powder to a little bit of hot water to make a paste. Then add 3-5 oz hot water and whisk with bamboo or metal whisk until it becomes frothy.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
Certification: Certified USDA Organic.
Botanical Name: Camellia Sinensis.
Other Names: Matcha tea, stone-ground Japanese-style green tea, fine powder tea.
Ingredients: Organic Matcha Green Tea.
Parts Used: Leaf.
Origin: Grown and dried in Japan. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
- Our Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- We recommend refrigerating your Matcha powder to maintain freshness and potency.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
The Important Protections we take to Bring you Safe & Nutritious Superfoods:
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What more could I ask for. I put them in my banana smoothies sometimes with organic culinary peppermint oil extract and macadamia milk. I don't need ceremonial for my smoothies, and it's 2-4x cheaper than "ceremonial grade". This culinary grade is much, much greener than other culinary grades. I thought it was ceremonial at first lol!