Product details of Nature’s Superfoods Organic Ceremonial Matcha Powder (30g)
So, Matcha is NOT your typical green tea. Although both Matcha and green tea come from the same plant Camellia sinensis, Matcha tea is much more nutrient-dense than green tea. You will be able to recognize Matcha from its much brighter green color and better taste (almost no bitter after-taste). Comparing nutrients, 1 cup of Matcha tea = 10-15 cups of green tea, approximately.
The tea bushes for Matcha are grown in shade (sheltered from direct sunlight), thus leaving the leaves with a brighter shade of green and higher amounts of chlorophyll and L-theanine amino acid. L-theanine amino acid is known to reduce anxiety and stress, and when combined with caffeine, induces a calmer, yet more alert, state of mind.
The finest Matcha is produced from young and tender leaves hand-picked during the very first harvest of the season (first flush). The tea leaves are then steamed, dried and then milled into fine Matcha powder. First-flush Matcha is the Matcha of choice as it contains significantly more chlorophyll and amino acids (including L-theanine) than the leaves that are picked later in the season. The more chlorophyll, the more vibrant green the powder will be. And the more L-theanine amino acid, the sweeter (umami plant sweetness) the Matcha will taste. So, bitter-tasting Matcha is not first-flush high-quality Matcha.
Not all Matcha teas are the same. Nature’s Superfoods has sourced for the best-tasting and highest-quality Organic Matcha Powder from Kyoto – Ceremonial Matcha. Ceremonial Matcha is hard to find, and is not commonly used even in restaurants in Japan. It uses the youngest, finest and most tender first-flush tea leaves, and is characterized by the subtle tones of “Umami” (plant sweetness), with almost no bitterness.
Ceremonial-grade Matcha is the highest-quality Matcha available and meant for those who just want to indulge themselves in the very best. Taken on its own, Matcha does not need added sweetener nor dairy products to make it palatable.
Our certified organic Matcha tea comes from the beautiful mountains of the tea growing region, which are held to strict safety and quality standards. Certified Organic by JAS (Japanese Agricultural Standard).