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Ceremony Grade Matcha Tea 30g

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There’s nothing like a cup of tea to lift the spirits. But, despite the fact that most derive from the same species of plant, not all teas can promise the wealth of health benefits associated with Matcha. Much like green tea, Ceremony Grade Kama Matcha is rich in antioxidants. Catechin EGCg is a powerful compound that can not only enhance your mood, and significantly reduce signs of ageing, but also counteract the effects of harmful pollutants, and aid in fighting cancer. Kama Matcha Tea is also high in L-Theanine – an amino acid associated with increased “alpha waves” in the brain. So, if you ever have one of those days where you can’t relax or maintain focus, a cup of Kama Matcha could be just the ticket!

Revered in Japan due to its abundant health-enhancing properties, Matcha is an ancient form of green tea that was once enjoyed exclusively by Zen monks, and Japanese royalty. Its rarity between the Nara and Heian periods (794-1192) meant that tea-drinking became a ritualistic social occasion, and rules regarding etiquette and consumption were established. The Zen monk, Sen-no Rikyu, further refined these rules of etiquette in the 15th Century, and a proper ceremony – “Sadō” – was born. Though they seem solemn, Japanese tea ceremonies are an emotionally and spiritually uplifting experience, and simply a must if you have any interest in Japanese customs and culture.

Wondering how Matcha compares in taste to your favorite green tea? Kama Matcha is sourced from the sustainably farmed hillsides of Nishio, Japan, where it is shade-cultivated by experts with decades of experience. For Matcha, only the youngest, freshest leaves are picked, because they impart a delicate, lingering sweetness and smoother taste – perfect for thicker tea, such as Koicha. Air dried and stone-ground, Kama Matcha Tea is of the very finest consistency, therefore requires minimal sifting. Discover the health and wellness benefits of this ancient Japanese tea; it’s green tea – with flavor!

Preparing Matcha Tea: Simply add a tablespoon of Matcha to your cup or bowl, followed by boiled water; whisk thoroughly (in zig-zag motions) until frothy using a pronged whisk, then allow to sit for a few minutes.

Recommendation: For the ultimate Matcha experience, enjoy your tea with Wagashi – small sweets made from plant extracts.  Found in most Asian markets, they’ll significantly enhance the flavor of your tea, and add to the authenticity of your experience.

Yield:15-20 standard servings (30 grams total value)

 

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