Organic Matcha Tea: The
Organic Matcha Tea is a creamy and rich cup with a distinct earthy flavor.
Matcha comes from the Camellia sinensis herb, just like green tea. However, it
has evolved differently and has a special nutrient profile. The organic Matcha
has a very springtime and grassy flavor and its anti-oxidant properties give
you a brew that refreshes and cleanses the system. It has a smooth character
and can be coupled very well with sweet and savory foods. The brew has a heady
flavor and is full-bodied. Its rich green taste has a very slight bitterness
that only lends an interesting twist to its character.
Origin of Organic Matcha tea
consumed in East Asia, Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and
processed green tea leaves. Matcha history in Japan is said to begin in the
12th century when Zen monk Eisai brought tea seeds that he gathered on a trip
to China. However it is believed that Buddhist Monks Saichō had already brought
tea seeds from China in the 8-9th Century, but at that time tea was processed
into solid cubical brick and not in powdered or liquid form. At that time, the
powdered form of tea was only popular at Chinese Chan monasteries and was
well-regarded for its revitalizing and healing benefits. Eisai also wrote a
book titled ‘Kissa Yōjōki’ which translates as ‘Drinking Tea for Health’
explaining the numerous health benefits that can be gained from consuming tea.
Modern-day uses of Matcha
modern days, matcha is often used to flavor and color products such as green
tea ice cream, soba noodles, matcha lattes, and even desserts appearing
everywhere from tea shops, health stores, and coffee shops. While the
consumption of matcha is gradually declining in Japan, it is gaining rapid
popularity in the West. Matcha typically has a higher level of caffeine and
antioxidants than is generally present in green tea as it includes nutrients
from the entire tea leaf. Matcha and its components have been shown to have a
variety of benefits, showing that it can help protect the liver, promote heart
health, and even help with weight loss.
1. Rich in catechin, a family of tea plant compounds that function as natural
antioxidants, Matcha stabilizes toxic free radicals, compounds that can kill
cells and cause chronic disease.
2. Several reports have shown that matcha can help improve the health of the
3. Matcha could help enhance brain function.
4. Matcha is high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), catechin that has been
shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties.
5. Matcha tea has been shown to reduce the levels of "bad" LDL
cholesterol, which encourages heart health.
Matcha tea relieves congestion, head colds and headaches.