Botanical name: Camellia sinensis
Matcha is a finely powdered form of green tea from Japan, where it is traditionally used in tea ceremonies.
The leaves are grown fully shade-covered and specially processed. Matcha contains higher levels of chlorophyll, antioxidants and theanine (a mood enhancing amino acid) than found in regular green tea. It is used to boost energy and can aid in detoxification and weight loss. The theanine in Matcha provides a mood enhancing calm alertness.
Preparation: Mix 1-2 tsp of Matcha with 60ml hot water and whisk until frothy, or use a very small amount of water and stir into a paste with a spoon, then add more hot water to fill cup (you can add milk & honey if desired). You can also add matcha powder to smoothies, desserts and raw treats. Check out our recipes section for some great ideas!
Matcha Common Uses
Due to the caffeine content, green tea may trigger certain side effects (such as headache, insomnia, irritability, diarrhea, and heartburn) when consumed in excess, or in people who are sensitive to caffeine.