- — Kosher, Non-GMO, Organic, Vegan
- — Gourmet Grade
- — Highest ingredient grade in U.S. gourmet food & beverages applications
Organic Matcha Green Tea powder: The Antioxidant Wonder
There are many products that contain antioxidants, but Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder stands out among them due to the sheer amount of important nutrients it has. And you can easily enjoy the benefits of it by either making organic matcha tea or by adding the flavorful powder to a variety of recipes.
Food to Live offers Organic Matcha Powder of Gourmet Grade quality, meaning it undergoes the bare minimum of processing to retain as many nutrients as possible. Matcha is traditional Japanese green tea powder made from leaves of specially-grown tea plants. It’s pure concentrate of green tea because the powder is made from leaves with their stems and vines removed.
When you enjoy organic matcha green tea powder from Japan, you literally consume those leaves, instead of brewing them as you do with regular tea. Because of this you get all the antioxidants and nutrients they contain.
But bear in mind that because of how it’s grown and consumed, organic matcha has a higher content of caffeine as well as tannins. Therefore, everyone who needs to avoid stimulants, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, should avoid this product.
Ways to Enjoy Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder
The traditional way to consume Japanese matcha green tea powder is through tea ceremony. This can be a pleasant way to relieve stress even if you don’t abide by all the formalities of the ceremony.
You can make organic matcha tea simply by mixing a teaspoon of powder with a bit of water or milk, then adding more water. This is necessary to avoid clumps. You can also use traditional tools, such as bamboo whisk and sifter.
Never add oiling hot water or milk to your organic matcha green tea! The liquid shouldn’t be hotter than 175F.
Matcha powder has a very intense, rich, and slightly bitter flavor with a sweet aftertaste. Aside from tea or matcha latte you can use it to add green tea flavor to your baked goods, like cookies or muffins. Also, try adding it to smoothies and make your own green tea ice cream.
How to Drink Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder
- Put 1 teaspoon of powder in a teacup through a strainer to break down clumps.
- Add 2-8 ounces of water (175F).
NOTE: never use boiling hot water!
- Whisk your matcha tea using a specialized bamboo whisk (or any other whisk) in a zigzag motion.
- Drink immediately before the powder settles.