Matcha (Ma = powdered, Cha + tea). is one of the healthiest drinks around and a favourite here in the office. It’s perfect for a tea moment!
When you drink Matcha you are consuming the tea leaves not just the steeped water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea, giving you a more concentrated dose of its health benefits.
- Antioxidants – 1 serving of Matcha has over 5 times as many antioxidants as any other food. Specifically epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg) – known for its cancer fighting properties
- Amino acid L-Theanine –helps to calm the nerves and increases memory and concentration
- Strengthens the immune system – as it contains high concentrations of Potassium, Vitamins A & C, Iron, Protein, and Calcium.
Why is Matcha different from most teas?
Approximately 3 weeks before harvesting the tea leaves are covered. This helps the new shoots to bigger and thinner enriching the flavor and texture. Then the tea is harvested by hand, choosing only the smallest leaves for the best quality. Once harvested the leaves are slightly steamed to stop the fermentation, then dried, packed and allowed to age for approximately 6 months in a cold storage facility. Then the leaves are ground into a fine powder called Matcha.
When making Matcha, do not use boiling water as this will drastically lower the health benefits. The optimal temperature for matcha is roughly 175f / 80c.
An easy quick way get 175F is to boil your filtered water, and pour whatever amount you think you’ll use for the matcha into a small glass cup. Then pour that water into a second cup or Libre tea glass, and the water temp should be just right.
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Matcha Single Packets
Enjoy that same smooth tasting Ceremonial quality matcha in easy to use, ‘On the Go’, travel friendly packs.
DoMatcha Single Packets are perfect for making a traditional matcha in hot water, or simply empty the packet straight into your water bottle and shake vigorously. Ideal for anyone needing an energy lift, mental clarity and feeling of calmness. (24 – 1.3oz packets per box)