Matcha green tea powder comes from the powdered leaves of high quality green tea. This powder makes traditional tea served in the Japanese tea ceremony. It is also a common ingredient in green tea flavor sweet foods such as ice cream, smoothies and cookies. Matcha powder has both flavor and health benefits separate.
How Matcha Is MadeThe leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis, are at the origin of the matcha powder. The cultivation of tea in Uji region of Japan is the source of more matcha powder. Mats or sheets placed on tea in the weeks prior to harvest stimulate chlorophyll levels of leaves emerging, producing the characteristic bright green matcha tea. The leaves are harvested in the spring, lightly steamed and dry. Depending on the quality of tea, stones or machines spray dried tea matcha.
Matcha is 100% natural, organic green tea leaves that have been carefully ground to form a fine powder.
He was drunk in Japan as part of the tea ceremony for nearly 900 years and is used by Buddhist monks to keep them alert, awake and focused during long hours of meditation.
Until recently, virtually all matcha has been consumed in Japan, where it is especially popular among students who are cramming for exams. But it is gaining popularity in the United Kingdom, too, and it can be found in cafes, food stores and smoothie bars.
We like to think of matcha as a kind of super-hero among teas, because it is super concentrated and full of goodness that we need help to stay looking and feeling healthy and happy.