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Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea

Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea

Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss also, immune-boosting green powder that's said to work wonders for your body. Matcha tea has been proven to help with many things, including relaxation, meditation, and providing essential vitamins and nutrients.

Production


Our organic Matcha Green Tea is grown in Japan at select family-owned farms. Because of variations due to cultivar, growing region, growing techniques, weather and harvest crop, our manufacturing partner maintains the quality, flavor and aroma of the powder by checking the quality of the raw materials from the farmers and blending them.

Producing high quality matcha tea requires expert knowledge and skill so that the tea plants are cared for, shaded properly, and then specifically processed.Shading the tea plant from sunlight for 20 days prior to harvest is a critical process. With less sunlight for photosynthesis, the tea plant experiences chemical reactions that increase various amino acids (like L-theanine), which contribute to the sweet, umami flavor and vivid green color of matcha powder.

The tea leaves used for matcha are called Tencha. Within 24hrs of harvesting they are sent to the factory where they go through the following process:

  • steamed to stop oxidation and keep the green color dried in a brick furnace
  • leaves and stems separated
  • a specialist Matcha Master carefully selects the sourced green tea leaves
  • the blend is then ground into powder using a traditional way

Nutrition

Green tea leaves are a potent source of antioxidants. They contain EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) as well as other phytonutrients including chlorophyll, catechins, tannins and the flavonoids kaempferol, quercetin and myricetin. The leaves are high in dietary fiber and amino acids, especially L-theanine, a unique amino acid found in tea. They are also a good source of vitamins A, E and K, and B-complex vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, selenium and chromium, and contain some caffeine, theobromine and theophylline.

Specifications
Botanical Source:Camellia sinensisDrying Method:Roasting/Drying
Part Used:LeavesSolubility:Partly soluble
Country of Origin:JapanCertifications:Organic, Food grade, Kosher
Assay:>5% Polyphenols (Tannin)Produced in:Certified Organic by CCOF

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