Used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, matcha has remained a well kept secret for centuries.
Matcha is a special type of powdered green tea that is grown and produced in Japan. The unique way matcha is farmed, processed and consumed means it carries with it a more sophisticated flavour profile, as well as greater nutritional properties, than any other types of tea.
Matcha green tea bushes are grown under lots of shade which boosts their chlorophyll content (the stuff that contains all the nutrients and gives it a vivid green colour). When ready for harvest, only the finest tea leaves are hand-picked. Before being steamed, the leaves are fully stemmed and de-veined to ensure only nutrient rich material is making its way into the powder. Finally, the dried leaves are stone ground to a very fine, bright green powder.
You can buy lots of green tea powders for cooking and drinking but true matcha comes from Japan and is produced in this very special way.
Making traditional matcha involves whisking it into hot water, resulting in the whole leaf being consumed rather than infused and removed. This means you’re consuming every little bit of that lovely green good stuff.
Considered a ‘superfood’ by many, matcha health benefits include:
- Increased energy
- Improved focus and concentration
- Rich in antioxidants
- Boosts immunity & metabolism
HEALTH WARNING: The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider.