For centuries, Japanese Ceremonial Matcha has been the most revered green tea in the world. Traditionally used in the daily diet, in medicinal preparations and for ceremonial purposes, it is said that Zen buddist monks consumed Matcha for facilitating meditation, health and longevity. There are many grades of Matcha. Lower, less expensive grades pulverize the stems with the leaves, creating a bitter taste and a yellow-green color. Some Matcha is prepared using hot pressure processing that destroys the delicate compounds, thereby creating oxidation. Organic Traditions Ceremonial Matcha is the highest quality grade Matcha. Organic Japanese, young Tencha, shade grown buds are handpicked and ground into a fine, jade colored powder in order to preserve the true taste, aroma and nutrients. One serving of Matcha is equivalent to drinking 10 cups of regular green tea. Known for its antioxidants, Organic Traditions Ceremonial Matcha contains an impressive ORAC value of 4,000 per 1 teaspoon, 3 gram serving. The ORAC value is a measurement of the antioxidant capacity of different foods. The naturally occurring amino acid L-Theanine provides balanced sustained energy and encourages a relaxed, calm, alert mind. Organic Traditions Organic Ceremonial Matcha contains a host of antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients. We have taken great care to ensure optimal stability by packing our Matcha in Miron glass, the most protective packaging available for products that are highly sensitive to oxidative damage. Nutritional integrity, protection and freshness of Matcha’s vital constituents are of primary importance. There are no fillers, flavors, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, carriers, stabilizers or excipients added, just 100% pure Ceremonial Matcha.
Allergen Information: Produced in a facility that packages tree nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts and Cashews). The facility is dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free and peanut free.
Storage Information: Refrigeration not required. Store in a cool, dry, dark place.
Key Features and Benefits
• Certified Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Raw
• The highest quality grade Matcha available, hand-picked young Tencha shade grown spring buds
• ORAC value of 4,000 per 1 teaspoon, 3 gram serving
• Ready to use; Easy to whisk into warm water, tea, other beverages and to incorporate into smoothies and all other superfood recipes
• No added flavors, fillers, preservatives, additives, sweeteners, carriers, stabilizers or excipients
• Packaged in protective violet Miron glass for optimal nutrient and antioxidant integrity and stability
Place ½ -1 teaspoon of Organic Traditions Organic Ceremonial Matcha in a large, wide mouthed bowl. Heat up water between 65-85°C (or 150-185°F). Boiling water should never be used as it degrades the delicate compounds of the tea. If you do not have a thermometer, test with your finger until the water is warm but not hot. Pour a small amount of water into the bowl (roughly 2 ounces) and using a small stainless steel whisk, a traditional bamboo whisk or a spoon, quickly whisk the contents until all the powder is incorporated into the water creating a frothy green paste. Add more water. Depending on how strong and concentrated you would like your tea to be, add anywhere from 2-6 ounces. Enjoy as is or add a teaspoon of Organic Traditions Yacon Syrup or Organic Traditions Coconut Palm Sugar to sweeten. Add 1-2 tsp. of Natural Traditions Rice Bran and Germ Powder for a creamy, non dairy version.
While Organic Traditions Ceremonial Matcha can be consumed as a daily tea, Matcha can also be used to make exotic hot and cold beverages, raw superfood desserts, ice cream, dressings and can be added to any other recipe. Matcha makes a wonderful addition to any superfood smoothie. Add ½ -1 teaspoon of Organic Traditions Ceremonial Matcha to your favorite smoothie recipe and enjoy. Also add ½ -1 teaspoon of Matcha to your cold water bottle and shake vigorously for a refreshing, energizing drink.
Certified Organic Ceremonial Matcha Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)