JAPANESE MATCHA TEA POWDER
The Tea Centre’s matcha is a legendary Japanese green tea that comes in a unique powder form. Matcha comprises of green tea leaves grounded into a powder. When whisking with hot water, this powder turns into a frothy beverage—no filtering required! While the matcha foam is a bright avocado green when whisked, the drink itself is rather more dark green. High-quality matcha like ours is light and sweet with a slight algal and vegetal taste. Furthermore, since the tea leaves are drunk (not just the infused beverage), matcha drinkers tend to consume larger doses of vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and caffeine in comparison to other tea drinkers.
Matcha sports a healthy dose of caffeine and the additional presence of L-theanine. This means matcha drinkers still enjoy the stimulating energy of caffeine without experiencing adverse side effects. As a result, many people drink matcha as a substitute for coffee. As well as having great health benefits, matcha is also very important to Japanese culture. Historically, matcha came to embody spirituality and Zen Buddhism. This is why matcha became such a large component of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. You can read more about matcha here.
Looking to enjoy matcha the traditional way? You can purchase The Tea Centre’s ceremonial matcha set here. Alternatively, we also stock Japanese-made teaware and a whole range of refreshing green teas.
30G / 30 CUPS | JAPANESE GREEN TEA | GLUTEN FREE | VEGAN