1. WHY IS MATCHA HEALTHY?
It is said to be one of the healthiest beverages on earth. "Not only does it yield a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals; it carries a wealth of amino acids and a healthy release of caffeine to promote a calm but focused state of mind," says Paper and Tea. (A Berlin-based brand specializing in high-quality teas from all around the world).
2. MYTH: MATCHA IS JUST NEW AND TRENDY
As a matter of fact, the healthy matcha tea has been part of the Japanese tea-tradition for many hundred years. Although originally from China, the green powder was early embraced by Japanese Zen monks in the fifteenth century and have been widely popular in Japan ever since.
3. THE MATCHA TEA HAS ITS OWN CEREMONY
Although the traditional Japanese matcha ritual includes a series of carefully choreographed steps, the modern ritual has been significantly reduced. According to this version, the tea is prepared and processed through three simple steps. In our article "The Modern Matcha ritual in 3 simple steps" we present an introduction to the ceremony. Check it out and learn the ways of matcha!
4. MATCHA AS A CULINARY SPICE
The rich flavor of matcha makes it an interesting cooking ingredient. We'll be sharing our favorite recipes on the blog soon!
5. MATCHA AS A MEANS OF MEDITATION
Japanese Zen monks use matcha as a tool to stay awake and alert during longer meditations.
6. THE CRAFTSMANSHIP
Authentic matcha is still hand-milled by artisans much as it was hundreds of years ago in Uji, Japan.
7. WHOLE LEAF
Matcha tea is made from whole leaves which gives it a high concentration, packed with nutrients!
A chasen is a whisk used to prepare the matcha tea, creating the signature jade-green foam. The whisk is traditionally carved out of one single piece of bamboo.
9. WATCH OUT FOR MATCHA-LATTE MIXES
Some producers add sugar to their pre-fabricated matcha mixes. Buy high-quality, pure organic matcha powder to make sure that you obtain all of its wonderful nutrients.
Enjoy a luxurious, authentic organic matcha powder from Kagoshima, Japan, ground by traditional stone mills. The healthy Shinto matcha tea, rich in amino acids, has been carefully selected for the store by the earlier mentioned Berlin-based tea-connoisseurs, Paper and Tea.