Frequently Asked Questions about Matcha Green Tea

What is matcha green tea powder?

Matcha is a powdered green tea used in tea ceremonies, as well as for everyday drinking pleasure and as a delicious ingredient in countless recipes. Matcha is prised for its high concentration of nutrients as well as its distinctive flavour. In its unpowdered form, it is known as “tencha.” Premium grade matcha is a vibrant shade of green colour.

What makes matcha tea different from green tea?

The main difference between matcha and other green teas is the way matcha is cultivated and processed. Most green teas are shipped and sold as loose-leaf teas, whereas matcha is produced and sold as a fine-ground powder.

Is matcha green tea healthy and safe?

Matcha is packed with many valuable nutrients, including antioxidants, catechins, polyphenols, and chlorophyll. In fact, the distinctively smooth and sweet taste of premium matcha is thought to be indicative of its high amino acid content. As a green tea, matcha also has high levels of L-theanine and caffeine which can work synergistically to energise and elevate your mood. Studies have shown that matcha green tea aids with digestion and help weight loss, increases energy, decreases stress levels, and helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, among many other health benefits.

How should I strore my matcha to ensure the freshness?

Heat, light, moisture, and excessive air exposure can all quickly compromise the quality of matcha powder. To ensure the longevity of your NutriExtracts matcha powder, store it in an airtight container and keep refrigerated away from direct sunlight until use. 

Which other ways matcha green tea powder is consumed?

Traditionally, most matcha is consumed as a tea. To prepare matcha tea, a few grams of matcha powder is placed in a cup or bowl and thoroughly mixed with near-boiling water about 85c, The ratio of powder-to-water can be modified to your taste. Matcha can also be used as summer drink in cold smoothies, shakes or even making an ice-cream

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What are some of the other ways you ways to enjoy matcha powder? 

Matcha is also used as a flavouring in various dishes, such as pastries, chocolates, candies, and ice creams. Many health supplements also feature matcha powder as an ingredient due to its abundant supply of nutritionally rich antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

What is matcha green tea Ceremonial Grade?

Ceremonial Grade matcha is the highest quality tea leaves ground into the powder, ceremonial matcha is getting most attention during the growing and harvest process. Thus giving the most vibrant taste. Culinary grade matcha is a cheaper alternative which usually used for baking and not recomended for drinking as it can taste biter. 

I have started to drink matcha and have experienced some side effects?

Our Matcha Green Tea is 100% pure and natural. Matcha tea is rich in theanine and caffeine, and, therefore, some undesirable effects may be linked to an excessive consumption of matcha or to a particular sensitivity to caffeine. Therfore when you first starting to consume matcha is reccomnded to start with low quantity to avoid upseting your stomach.

How much matcha can I drink, and what is the best time of day to consume?

The recommended portion is up to 1 gram or about half a teaspoon, twice a day. There is no particular time of day to drink matcha tea, but, if you are particularly sensitive to caffeine, it is better to avoid drinking it in the evening to prevent it from affecting your  quality of sleep.

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