Matcha Green Tea is nothing like the so-called green teas sold in tea bags.
Connoisseurs of green tea prefer to source organic green tea from Japan, where it is still picked and processed in the traditional manner. While organic sencha green tea is still relatively easy to find, organic matcha green tea is becoming rare – even in Japan. This is a very valuable product for those who care about their health.
Green tea is much healthier than black tea, which has been around a lot longer. They are both from the same tea plant; the prime difference is in their production methods. Black tea leaves are produced by roasting, whereas green tea is produced by lightly steaming. The roasting of black tea results in it oxidising and losing highly beneficial polyphenols.
Matcha Green Tea: A Rich Source of EGCG, a Powerful Polyphenol
Studies have shown that polyphenols in green tea are especially beneficial, with epigallocatechin gallate – or EGCG as it is more popularly known – the best known of these.
Sencha green tea and match green tea are regarded as the highest-quality green teas, with matcha considered the most exclusive. In Japan, it is used in official tea ceremonies and for other special occasions. It is to the Japanese what a special Bordeaux is to the French.
Only the finest leaves grown in covered areas are used to produce matcha green tea. The leaves are steamed, then dried and stone-ground. In Japanese tea ceremonies, the powder is measured out with a small bamboo spoon into a porcelain dish, whereafter it is whisked with a bamboo brush into a sweet, highly nutritious green drink.
Green tea is highly tolerable, particularly in comparison to black tea or coffee. In Japan and other cultures that drink green tea, the average consumption is 3 cups per day, equating to approximately 250-300mg of polyphenols. Green tea does have a slight stimulating effect though, and excessive consumption before bedtime may cause difficulties in getting to sleep.
Purity and Quality from WHC
Our Matcha Green Tea Powder is manufactured by WHC, who focus on the highest quality ingredients in all of their products – as evidenced by the awards they've won for their fish oils.
Order today and make your daily pick-me-up that much healthier.