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.
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.
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