Matcha Green Tea originated in Japan and the Japanese have been drinking this delicious green gem in their tea ceremonies for hundreds of years. It was used as an aid in meditation.
Matcha is finely ground green tea, is 100% organic and is packaged with no extra ingredients or additives. It is, however, very different from your average green tea due to the way it’s grown and processed. Matcha is carefully shade grown, allowing it to grow slowly. This increases the amount of chlorophyl and amino acid levels in the tea. Only the buds of matcha are harvested, whereas other ground teas may contain the leaves and stems – this would create a more bitter flavour. After matcha is harvested, it’s dried flat and then stone ground into a super fine powder which retains a bright green colour.
Matcha has slight grassy notes, a richer, almost buttery flavour than green leaf tea and can be enjoyed as a latte or a frappe.
This drink has many health benefits and is just too good to pass up! Some of those health benefits are that it is high in antioxidants, increases your metabolism, helps to detox your body, increases energy levels and improves wellbeing.
We have written a blogpost about this incredible drink so click on the blog below for more information.