The vibrant green coloring of our stone-ground Matcha translates into a sharp, vegetal taste with a lingering sweetness unlike any other tea. Experiencing a global resurgence, Matcha is popular for its diversity in preparation and significant health benefits.
Zen Buddhists center their tea rituals on this historically important drink, which was served to the upper class and traded in brick form as early as 618. Unique in both farming and processing, matcha comes from plants that are shade grown for 3 weeks before harvest, with the stems and veins removed during processing.
Health & Well-Being Benefits:
Matcha's bright green color derives from high chlorophyll levels and the amino acid theanine, which is said to increase mental focus. Matcha's unique caffeine and phyto-nutrients combination can provide an energy boost for 6-8 hours with no crash. With antioxidant levels over 100 times that of traditional green tea, matcha is understood to help fight cancer, prevent aging and lower LDL cholesterol.