Samurai Matcha Green Tea Powder
Matcha green tea powder is a millennium old tradition, consumed by the Chinese Taoists and Japanese Zen Buddhist monks to relax and meditate whilst remaining alert. The Samurai also drank matcha ritually before going into battle to increase their energy and mental prowess. These qualities pertaining to matcha are due to L-Theanine, an amino acid which promotes the production of alpha waves in the brain, thereby inducing relaxation without the drowsiness. L-Theanine also produces Dopamine and Serotonins which enhance the mood, improve memory, as well as promote concentration. The effects of this amino acid can last up to 6 hours and leave no side effects such as nervousness or hypertension.
Matcha Green Tea Powder Benefits
Our samurai matcha green tea powder is produced from pure Gyokuru leaves; a Japanese variation which is exceptionally high in chlorophyll and gives the leaves an intensely green hue. Chlorophyll removes heavy metals and toxic chemicals from the body, due to its potent detoxing ability. Matcha is also loaded with antioxidants, and among the most potent and beneficial is ECG. This super antioxidant is most recognized for its cancer-fighting abilities and for its immune-boosting authority. Matcha’s antioxidant content consists of 60% catechins and boasts 100 times more ECGs than any other tea. In fact, based on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) conducted at Tufts University, one bowl of matcha contains five times more antioxidants than any other food source known on earth.
If that weren’t enough, matcha can also boost one’s metabolism, lower bad cholesterol levels, and supply substantial quantities of potassium, Vitamins A and C, Iron, protein, calcium, and beta-carotene. Power up as the Samurai did long ago with this exceptional tea and bring out your inner warrior!
How to Make Matcha
Use a Matcha Perfect Teaspoon to add one spoonful to the matcha bowl. Boil 8-10 ounces of water and let stand for 3-5 minutes off the heat to reduce to 80 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, use the matcha whisk to break down any tiny lumps in the powder until it is very smooth. When the temperature of the water has cooled, pour half the amount; or 4 ounces into the matcha bowl. Begin to whisk immediately using brush-like strokes. The matcha should start to froth at the top. Add the rest of the water to the bowl and proceed to whisk once more until blended; approximately 30 seconds. Pour matcha into a cup of your choice and enjoy.
To enjoy iced matcha, simply prepare the matcha as indicated above using only four ounces of water. Fill a cup or mug with ice, and then pour prepared matcha over the ice. Stir well and add more ice if needed.
Samurai Matcha Brewing Tip
To enjoy a matcha latte, prepare ceremonial matcha using only 4 ounces of water, and pour into a cup. Add honey or a sweetener to the matcha if desired and stir well. Froth approximately 4 ounces of dairy, almond or soy milk and pour into cup with matcha. Sprinkle some cinnamon or cocoa on top to taste.
The GROSCHE Safe Water Project
At GROSCHE, we believe in making the world a better place. That’s why we’ve created the GROSCHE Safe Water project, where for every 100 gms of this tea sold, we provide 50 + days of safe drinking water to people in need around the world. Thank you for helping us “B the change”.