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  • Organic Matcha Powder, Kyoto Japan Organic Matcha Powder, Kyoto Japan
  • Organic Premium Matcha, Kyoto Japan Organic Premium Matcha, Kyoto Japan
  • Organic Premium Matcha, first-flush tea leaves Organic Premium Matcha, first-flush tea leaves
  • Organic Culinary-Grade Matcha 100g Organic Culinary-Grade Matcha 100g

INGREDIENTS

  • 100% Organic Powdered Green Tea Leaves
    • Certified Organic (JAS)
    • Naturally Gluten-Free and Sugar-Free
    • Almost Calorie-Free
    • Low Glycemic Index
    • Non-GMO
    • No Added Sugar, Color or Flavor Enhancers

 

Organic Premium MATCHA Powder

Quick Overview

1st Flush, Premium Japanese Green Tea

For Calm, Focused Energy

10 x More Nutrient-Dense than Regular Green Tea

Exclusively from the tea farms in Kyoto, Japan

Premium Matcha 30g resealable pouch
  Quantity (packs) Price per pack (SGD) inclusive GST
Normal 1 to 2 16.90
Deal 3 & above 16.90 14.50
Culinary Matcha 100g resealable pouch   
Normal 1 to 2 16.90
Deal 3 & above 16.90 14.90

Matcha Lover Value Duo (1 x Org. Ceremonial Matcha 30g + 1 x Org. Premium Matcha 30g)

Normal 1 40.80 34.70 (SAVE S$6.10)
Best Before: Nov 2019

Our Superfriends (previously called Privileged Buyers) get an additional 3% off the total bill (You can reach Superfriends status by purchasing a total of SGD 200 within 3 months)

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Price From: S$16.90

What Is It?

Matcha is NOT your typical green tea. Although both Matcha and green tea come from the same plant Camellia sinensis, Matcha tea is much more nutrient-dense than green tea. You will be able to recognize Matcha from its much brighter green color and better taste (almost no bitter after-taste). Comparing nutrients, 1 cup of Matcha tea = 10-15 cups of green tea, approximately.

The tea bushes for Matcha are grown in shade (sheltered from direct sunlight), thus leaving the leaves with a brighter shade of green and higher amounts of chlorophyll and L-theanine amino acid. L-theanine amino acid is known to reduce anxiety and stress, and when combined with caffeine, induces a calmer, yet more alert, state of mind.

The finest Matcha is produced from young and tender leaves hand-picked during the very first harvest of the season (first flush). The tea leaves are then steamed, dried and then milled into fine Matcha powder. First-flush Matcha is the Matcha of choice, as it contains significantly more chlorophyll and amino acids (including L-theanine) than the leaves that are picked later in the season. The more chlorophyll, the more vibrant green the powder will be. And the more L-theanine amino acid, the sweeter (umami plant sweetness) the Matcha will taste.

While Ceremonial Matcha and Premium Matcha come from first-flush tea leaves and can be enjoyed by adding hot water alone, Culinary-Grade Matcha comes from leaves that are picked later in the season. Culinary-Grade Matcha (more economical than first-flush Matcha) has a slightly bitter grassy flavor that is more suitable to be used in recipes, such as lattes, cakes, ice creams and yoghurts, beverages.

Summary of differences between Ceremonial Matcha, Premium Matcha and Culinary-Grade Matcha:

 

Organic Ceremonial Matcha

Organic Premium Matcha

Organic Culinary-Grade Matcha

Harvest

First Flush

First Flush

Later in the season

Quality of Leaves

Best quality - youngest, finest, most tender leaves

Good quality – young and tender leaves

Normal organic quality leaves

Taste

Umami” (plant sweetness), with almost no bitterness

Umami” (plant sweetness), with a slight hint of bitterness

Mild natural bitterness

Color

Vibrant green

Vibrant green

Earthy / Autumn green

 

Premium Matcha is recommended for those who take Matcha daily as a tea (just add hot water).  Culinary-Grade Matcha is perfect for those who love experimenting with Matcha lattes/beverages, Matcha cakes, and desserts that will look beautifully green and taste wonderful with a little addition of Matcha.

Botanical name: Camellia sinensis

Organic certifications: JAS

Premium matcha is available in 30g resealable pouch, while Culinary-grade matcha is available in 100g resealable pouch.

How to Use

Premium Matcha can be enjoyed on its own, with just hot water.

(A) To make hot Matcha Tea :

  1. Add ½ tsp (1g) of Matcha powder to a small cup or bowl
  2. Add about 150ml of water at about 80 °C
  3. Stir well with a spoon or whisk (with a bamboo whisk) until frothy. Serve immediately.


(B)To make hot Matcha Latte (with milk):

Ingredients:

½ cup hot water (not boiling)

½ cup organic coconut milk or almond milk, warmed up

1 teaspoon matcha powder (culinary grade recommended)

1 teaspoon raw honey

Directions:

  1. Add Matcha powder to a small amount of hot water in a mug or matcha tea bowl
  2. Stir quickly with a spoon or use a bamboo whisk, to make a thick, green paste.
  3. Pour hot coconut milk/almond milk and water into the paste and stir. Add raw honey.

If you're using a milk frother, place on the top of the latte and turn it on, allowing the latte to froth and foam until your desired texture. Enjoy hot or warm!

 

Storage: Best kept refrigerated in original packaging or in a cool place. After opening, consume within 2-3 months. 

 

 

Health Benefits

  1. Promotes Relaxation & Mental Alertness, A Healthy Alternative to Coffee

    Matcha, being rich in amino acids, specifically L-Theanine, leads to a state of relaxed alertness and helps relieve stress. Matcha contains up to five times more L-Theanine than common black and green tea. Although Matcha does contain caffeine, the calming effect of L-theanine knocks off the “jittery” effects of caffeine, thus promoting clarity of mind without causing nervous energy typically associated with coffee. 

  2. Improves Detoxification

    Since Matcha is carefully shade-grown, it has significantly higher levels of chlorophyll than other common green teas. Chlorophyll is known to be a natural detoxifier; it clears the body of toxins and heavy metals, and promotes the blood's capacity to deliver oxygen and other nutrients to cells. 

  3. Helps Increase Metabolism

    According to a study featured in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Matcha consumption helps to increase body thermogenesis (the body’s rate of burning calories) from a normal 8-10% daily energy expenditure to 35-45% of daily energy expenditure. 

  4. Helps Prevent Cancer 

    The naturally occurring polyphenols known as catechins in Matcha are anti-carcinogenic and exhibits free-radical scavenging activity, thus inhibiting tumor cell development.  One specific catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a potent cancer fighter, makes up around 60% of the catechins in Matcha. Authentic Matcha provides a higher concentration of antioxidant catechins, including EGCG, than brew-able green teas.

  5. May Benefit Heart Health

    Studies have suggested that green tea catechins may prevent cardiovascular diseases, and also lower the cardiovascular mortality rate.

  6. Strengthens Immune System

    Matcha green tea powder is rich in antioxidants, particularly Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) which assists your body's production of T-Cells that reduce inflammation and fight pathogens.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as medical advice. Nature's Superfoods encourages everyone to make their own health care decisions, with advice from qualified professionals.

Nutrition Info

Matcha contains good amounts of antioxidant polyphenols, which include flavanols, flavonoids and phenolic acid which are commonly known as catechins.

It is also loaded with amino acids, such as L-theanine and theophylline which makes it a nutrient-dense superfood. It is exceptionally high in chlorophyll which helps in detoxification.

Additionally, Matcha tea also provides substantial quantities of potassium, vitamin A & C, iron, protein and calcium!

Matcha is both a stimulant and a relaxant, providing 4-6 hours of steady energy. It is a healthy alternative to coffee, and is excellent for quick energy boosts, without jittery withdrawals.

Weight watchers would love the fact that Matcha is naturally sugar-free and almost calorie-free! (about 3 calorie per gram).