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Matcha Green Tea Powder - Japanese Ceremonial Grade
40 grams in Miron Violet Glass
What is Matcha Green Tea Powder?
Matcha is powdered green tea leaves which have been carefully prepared to provide a potent superfood that is much more nutritionally dense than regular green tea. What makes our matcha truly special is that we source it directly from Japan’s Uji province, in area that is famed for producing some of the highest quality organic green tea leaves in the world. The whole matcha leaves are slowly stone-ground into a smooth vivid green powder that’s full of goodness and ready to be enjoyed.
What Are the Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea?
Early uses of matcha green tea date back to the Tang Dynasty in China when it was steamed and made into tea bricks. Matcha was also traditionally used by Japanese monks in Zen monasteries to aid mental alertness during long periods of meditation. Nowadays, science has revealed that it’s the presence of the ‘feel good’ amino acid L-Theanine in matcha green tea that helps to stimulate alpha brain waves, aid concentration, and produce feelings of calm alertness.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that the catechins present in green tea reduced LDL cholesterol levels. A 2011 Cochrane Review Study also suggested that regular consumption of green tea helped to lower blood pressure. Matcha gets its beautiful green color from a high concentration of chlorophyll, and it is also loaded with fiber, antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
What Does Ceremonial-Grade Mean?
Matcha is graded into several categories based on factors such as its growing location and conditions, as well as the quality of the leaves. Common types of graded powders include cooking, kitchen, and culinary-grades which are designed to be used as an ingredient and added to foods and drinks. Ceremonial-grade is a label reserved for the highest quality tea powders which are used in special Japanese tea ceremonies. It’s distinct because it’s made from stone-ground young green tea leaves, has a brilliant spring green color, and a delicate naturally sweet and smooth taste.
What is Miron Glass?
Our matcha green tea is packaged in Miron violet glass, which is a high-quality container that shields the powder from the harmful effects of UV light in order to maintain its freshness. The beautiful glass container is reusable and recyclable, which helps to make this green powder green-friendly too. After you have finished with your matcha you can reuse the jar by filling it with oils, lotions, or snacks. While the jar does provide a lot of protection, we still recommend storing your matcha powder in a cool, dry place to help further extend its shelf-life.
How Do I Use Matcha Green Tea?
Just add a quarter to half a teaspoon of the powder to a bowl or cup and pour it over hot (never boiling) water. Use a mini kitchen whisk or traditional bamboo implement called a chasen to make a delicious frothy and silky smooth drink with a delicate taste. Tip: if you don’t have a whisk to hand, you can also froth it up in your blender. You can add a dash of coconut milk and then refrigerate the liquid to make an iced green tea latte which is perfect for sipping on in the Summer (see below for the matcha recipe). Matcha is much-loved by yogis, and its a lovely, calming ritual to prepare a warm cup of matcha and enjoy it before your morning yoga practice.
A little goes a long way with our matcha powder, so we recommend starting with just 1/4 of a teaspoon when making mug of frothy matcha tea. You can then adjust the matcha dose according to your tastes. Matcha can be quite a strong pick-me-up, so it's best enjoyed in the morning or afternoon but not right before bed.
Matcha’s other culinary uses are only limited to your imagination, as this versatile powder can also be added to ice creams, smoothies, juices, elixirs, cookies, energy balls, sauces, and other delectable treats. You can also sprinkle the powder over smoothie bowls and deserts to beautify them and add some extra nutrition.
Did you Know? Matcha Facts
Ceremonial grade matcha can contain up to 120 times more antioxidants than green tea.
It's best not to add dairy-based milk to your cup of matcha, as this can neutralise the beneficial effects of the catechin. Instead, choose to use a plant-based milk such a coconut milk or cashew milk.
The first recorded use of matcha tea as we know it today dates way back to the 12th century.
Ceremonial grade matcha is grown with restricted sunlight as it approaches harvesting time, as this helps to increase the amount of chlorophyll in the leaves.
Iced Matcha Latte Recipe
If you’ve been to Japan, you will know how much they love a matcha latte. While it is traditionally served warm, the younger generation love to sip on an iced matcha latte. This vegan twist can be made in a matter of minutes, and is great to enjoy on a warm summer's day. You can pour your iced matcha latte into a flask, and take it with you to enjoy throughout the day.
You Will Need
Plant-based milk such as coconut, hemp or cashew milk
1 tsp of Hybrid Herbs Matcha powder
Spoon the matcha into a large mug (leaving lots of space for the ice cubes) and then add in warm but not boiling water. Use your chasen to vigorously whisk the mixture until all of the matcha has properly dissolves and you are left with a beautiful, frothy drink. Add in the cooled plant-based milk and then add the ice cubes. You may need to play around with your matcha dose in order to create the perfect strength cup of matcha, as the ice cubes will water down the drink a little as they melt. If you don't have a chasen, then you can use a mini whisk, fork, or even blender to whizz up the mixture and make it frothy.
Ingredients: 100% Pure Ceremonial-Grade Matcha Powder
Other Names: Maccha, Supine Matchat
Servings Per Container : Around 40
Posted by AW on 5th May 2018
I love, love, love this brand of Matcha Powder. It gives me clean energy that last all day long!!! I am not a coffee drinker so when I learnt about Matcha Tea I did my research and was sold on this brand based on reviews on Amazon. Amazon was out so I purchased directly from Hybrid's website. I was not disappointed.
The only negative I have is that my first purchase did not require sifting the powder, but my second purchase did. I purchase 3 containers each time I buy. Awaiting my third purchase so I'll see if I'll need to sift that batch too.
I gave this product 5 stars because of the flavor, and each batch I have purchased taste the same. It is bitter, but I don't mind taste once it is something that is good for my health. Matcha not only gives you clean energy but it's health benefits far outweighs coffee and even green tea bags.
I had a friend of mine tried it and he fell in love with his first cup. Now he'll be having his daily cup of Matcha tea too!!!!!
Happy Repeat Customer
Posted by Shauna G. on 20th Apr 2018
I have been purchasing this lovely Matcha from Hybrid Herbs for a while, even back when they were on Amazon. Why would anyone want to purchase this wonderful tea in plastic or metal? Exceptional color of any Matchas I've seen. Recently, there were some issues with my last order, but customer service was outstanding!
Best Matcha Available
Posted by Unknown on 24th Oct 2017
I love this brand of matcha tea. Good quality, fast service and it’s packaged in dark glass jar which helps keep it fresh! Will buy again
Best matcha everrrrrr
Posted by Andrea on 25th Feb 2017
Amazing Matcha with sweet after taste that lingers in the toungue. Very quick shipment
Posted by Steph on 1st Feb 2017
This is my first time trying matcha. The color is a beautiful emerald green and the froth it forms is almost creamy. It's the way it should be from all I've read. The color is electric just as it is in the photos. This is an excellent company, the product arrived before the tracking information was listed! FAST shipping. I can't wait to try other products.