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  • Organic Premium, High Grade Matcha Powder 30g resealable pack Organic Premium, High Grade Matcha Powder 30g resealable pack

INGREDIENTS

  • 100% Organic Powdered Green Tea
    • 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

In 30g resealable pouch (30 servings /lasts 1 month)

From the tea farms in Kyoto, Japan

30g resealable pouch
  Quantity (packs) Price per pack (SGD) inclusive GST
Normal 1 to 2 16.90
Deal 3 & above 16.90 14.50
Best Before: 31 May 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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S$16.90

What Is It?

We have all heard of, and probably tasted green tea. But for those of us who are fortunate enough to attend a formal Japanese tea ceremony, we would know the green tea of green teas - Matcha. Matcha is the superfood of typical green teas. Used in formal tea ceremonies since ancient history in Japan, Matcha was consumed by Japanese royalty, monks and samurai warriors. Legend has it that ancient Samurai warriors drank Matcha tea as a pre-battle drink for increased energy and endurance for lengthy battles.

So, 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. So, bitter-tasting Matcha is not first-flush high-quality Matcha.

Not all Matcha teas are the same. Nature’s Superfoods has sourced for top quality, first-flush Organic Matcha Powder from Kyoto -  Premium Matcha.

Differences between Ceremonial Matcha and Premium Matcha :

 

Ceremonial Matcha

Premium Matcha

Harvest

First Flush

First Flush

Quality of Leaves

Best quality - youngest, finest, most tender leaves

Good quality – young and tender leaves

Taste

Umami” (plant sweetness), with almost no bitterness

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

Color

Vibrant green

Vibrant green

 

Both Ceremonial Matcha and Premium Matcha do not need added sweetener nor dairy products to make them palatable. They can be enjoyed with just hot water alone.

Premium Matcha is recommended for those who take Matcha daily and prefer a hint of bitterness in their green tea (and of course, at a more convenient price!)  

Both our Ceremonial Matcha and Premium Matcha are excellent nutrient-dense choices for tea drinkers.

Botanical name: Camellia sinensis

Organic certifications: JAS

Taste: subtle tones of “Umami” (plant sweetness), with a slight hint of bitterness

Color/Texture : Vibrant green /  fine powder

This superfood is now available in Singapore in 30g resealable pouch, providing 30 servings for 1 month

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

1 teaspoon raw honey

Directions:

  1. Add the matcha powder to a small amount of hot water in a mug or matcha tea bowl
  2. Stir quickly 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 on, allowing 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).