Matcha Green Tea
Matcha tea powder is ground from fine Japanese green tea leaves. It is
the star of the centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony, and its pleasant
taste and health benefits make it a favorite of many tea-lovers today.
Organic matcha green tea powder is whisked in a bowl with hot water to
create a frothy, bright green, nourishing beverage. Once prepared, it is
then immediately consumed in its entirety. It’s important to know where
to buy the best quality Japanese matcha powder and tea bags. We take
great pride in offering only top-quality matcha tea powder for your
Matcha Caffeine Content
Because matcha preparation uses ground tea leaves that cannot be removed
after steeping, the caffeine content in a cup of matcha is much higher
than that of a cup of tea prepared using tea bags or leaves. However,
the exact caffeine content may vary depending on the ratio of water to
matcha powder used. Matcha contains less than half the amount of
caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee.
Matcha Health Benefits
Matcha is exceptionally high in antioxidants, with 10x the amount found
in regular green tea. Matcha green tea is also thought to boost the
body’s metabolism and improve memory and concentration.
How to Steep Matcha
Because matcha is a powder made from ground tea leaves, it is not
steeped in the traditional way. To prepare matcha, add between ½
teaspoon and 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder to a cup. Fill a
kettle with water and heat to just short of boiling. Pour 6 ounces of
the steaming water into the cup of matcha powder. Then, blend vigorously
with a tea frother or bamboo matcha whisk, until the top is nice and
foamy. You may need to experiment with the proportions of water and
matcha powder to find your favored strength.