Reinvigorate your body and mind with matcha!
Matcha is a fine-grade Japanese green tea that comes in a unique powder form. This powerhouse green loose leaf is rich in antioxidants and also high in caffeine. Matcha powder has traditional roots in Japanese tea ceremonies, and its recent rise in popularity is no surprise given the unusually high concentration of nutrients it contains.
Unlike other green teas, one makes matcha by whisking the granules with hot water rather than infusing tea leaves. As a result, matcha sports a unique taste unlike any other. Be sure to add it to your tea collection today!
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Matcha powder is produced in nearly the same way as the finest grade premium Japanese green tea gyokuro as both are derived from specialised cultivation of camellia sinensis—à la the tea plant! Just before harvest, the tea leaves are shaded for three weeks. This method encourages an increase in chlorophyll content, which gives the matcha powder its signature vibrant green colour.
Unlike regular green teas, the grounded leaves that make up matcha powder are consumed in their entirety rather than infused. This means that the chlorophyll, l-theanine, catechins, and caffeine levels in the powdered tea are plentiful and beneficial. Such concentrations provide anti-aging benefits that are not only great for revitalising the mind, but provide a great energy boost for the body.
Here at The Tea Centre, we have a gorgeous range of delicious matcha powder for you to enjoy.
What are the health benefits of matcha powder?
The health benefits that come from regularly sipping on matcha go way beyond its satiating and silky taste and is the perfect solution for coffee drinkers looking to get their caffeine kick from a healthier source! Tea made from matcha powder is fantastic for helping prevent organ damage, with multiple studies concluding that concentrated green tea extracts significantly reduce the enzyme levels that often lead to liver disease. Matcha is also good for promoting heart health, as its anti-inflammatory properties and significant amounts of EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate) work to regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart problems. Find out more about the amazing health benefits of matcha here.
Positive benefits to the body aside, consider pouring a cup of tea made from matcha powder the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Make it an occasion and enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of matcha through using a matcha ceremonial tea set. Or, during summer, whip up a batch of iced matcha latte to cool down with style. That's the best thing about matcha; you can make just about anything from the powder, from regular tea to ice cream or even cake!
Making a mug of matcha is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home. Spend time together with those you love with a mug of matcha in hand and make them feel welcome. Meet your match when it comes to healthy living by adding matcha powder into your tea selection at home.
Buy matcha green tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice how our matcha powder is light and subtle, with a slight bright and vegetal flavour. All part of our plan in making you the finest tea possible.
How to brew a cup of matchaTo brew the perfect cup of matcha you need to do the following.
Making a pot or a cup of tea with matcha powder is not as hard as it sounds, with easy-to-use matcha whisks and ceremonial tea sets available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.