Matcha is a green or white tea that has been ground to a powder (a pulverized tea) since the 15th century. Matcha teas have high fiber content, is high in protein and antioxidants. They make excellent lattes, a terrific addition to smoothies, can be used in desserts and chocolate making. All varieties of Matcha we sell are processed from raw tea converted into Matcha at a factory in Canada on traditional authentic Japanese equipment. Kenya Matcha teas are grown on tea estates that have the following certifications: Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance, UTZ, ISO and HACCP. No pesticides or herbicides used and there is zero fear of any radioactive contamination.
Consuming: One cup of Matcha is equivalent to consuming 3 cups of Green Tea. Matcha teas have lots of caffeine and minerals that may keep you awake. The best time for Matcha is morning and early afternoon. Do not overdose.
Shelf life: 8 years, after openning - 3 months.
Facts: • When consuming matcha you actually consume all the tea leaves. Scientific testing in Japan has indicated that on account of this fact the antioxidant benefit of matcha can be up to 5-9 greater then with normal green tea consumed in the conventional manner.
• Matcha made from high altitude teas such as Kenya Green or Kenya White tea, have some of the highest antioxidant levels recorded for tea - considerably more than Japan Green tea.
Our Organic Matcha Teas are packed at a HACCP certified facility and have certifications of CFIA COR (Canadian Organic Regime), USDA NOP, and/or EU Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G). Also, all teas, including organic must be able to pass the CFIA, USFDA or EFSA certifications. Products of Canada. Fair Trade and Ethical Partnership certified. Canadian Food Safe guarantee. In strict accordance with NOP/CO/EU guidelines, organic tea products never come in contact with non-organic teas or any other prohibited substances. NOP/CO/EU certification is extremely rigorous but with it, when the product states Organic, you know it's organic! Status within the program is audited annually.
IN STOCK: Certified Organic, Luxury Green, Luxury White, Rare
• Organic Jasmine Green
• Elephant Ivory Kenya White, Natural
• Kenya Green Flamingo
• Organic Green Yerba Mate
• Organic Pearl Green
• Organic Rooibos Matcha
* Kenya White Rhino Matcha is discontinued
Matcha is sold in vacuum packed 200 g (7 oz, 0.44 lbs) bags. All our Matcha Teas are premium quality. Prices are given per 200g pack in Canadian Funds. Matcha is shipped within North America via expedited parcel service only. Adjustments/credit notes are issued.
Last modified: March 10, 2014
Brewing Matcha: Matcha can be brewed many different ways.
In order to brew Ceremonial Matcha (guidelines of the Cha no yu ceremony) you will need a set of Japanese tea ceremony tools: Bowls, scoops, and a whisk.
Prepare tea bowls by warming them with boiled water. Prepare your Matcha whisk by soaking the tip in the boiled water in one of the bowls for about 10 seconds. Pour the water out and dry the bowl with a paper towel. Using your teaspoon, add 2 scoops of Matcha to each bowl. Pour 1/3 of a cup of your hot water into each bowl. In a slow "m" motion, submerge any loose bits of Matcha that may be floating on the surface of the tea. Whisk the tea more briskly in a back and forth motion until the surface of the Matcha becomes frothy. Consume immediately. * In Japan, it is customary to drink the entire bowl in 3 quick slurps.
Country of Manufacture:
100% Pure Matcha (Green or White)
Certified to the standards of the USDA/NOP, COR (Canadian Organic) and EU (European Organic) programs by SAI Global Certification Services Pty Ltd. (Canada)
8 years unopened, 3 months after opening
ELEPHANT IVORY KENYA WHITE
Raw Tea Origin: Kericho and Nandi Highlands, Packed in Canada.
Naturally Grown, No pesticides or herbicides used. Altitude: 6500 ft above sea level, Antioxidant Level: Super High, Caffeine Content: Low. Luxury Ingredients: 100% Pure White Tea. The tea used to make this innovative Kenyan Matcha is grown at high altitude under bright sun and as such is packed full of antioxidants, polyphenols and exceptionally crisp flavor. Only the youngest leaves are plucked, processed and carefully ground using a traditional stone mill to an exceptionally smooth consistency. The resulting cup is thick and rich with wonderfully warm mossy notes of grass and slight floral undertones of oolong. Cup characteristics: Crisp and flavory, yet smooth. Infusion: Pale olive.
Price: $54.98 /200g pack, vaccum sealed
ORGANIC JASMINE GREEN
Raw Tea Origin: Jiangxi Province, Packed in Canada.
Certified Organic: USDA/NOP, COR (Canadian Organic) and EU (European Organic) programs by SAI Global Certification Services Pty Ltd. (Canada).
Luxury Ingredients: 100% Organic Green tea, 100% Organic Jasmine blossoms. Stone ground using an exceptional scented Jiangxi Province Jasmine tea this is an exceptional, thick, creamy and fully infused Matcha with sweet jasmine floral notes. Cup characteristics: Exquisite floral notes float in synergy with lightly astringent fresh green tea. Infusion: Tending bright emerald green.
Price: $64.90 /200 g pack, vaccum sealed
ORGANIC PEARL GREEN
Raw Tea Origin: China, Jiangxi Province, Packed in Canada. Antioxidant Level: Very High, Caffeine Content: Low. Certified Organic: USDA/NOP, COR (Canadian Organic) and EU (European Organic) programs by SAI Global Certification Services Pty Ltd. (Canada). Luxury Ingredients: 100% Organic Green tea. Jianxi Province is the birthplace of the exquisite leaf used to make this fabulous Matcha. In fact, Organic Pearl River green is still plucked and processed in the same way it was so many hundreds of years ago. To make it, only the finest leaves are processed and ground using a traditional Japanese stone grinder to powder the tea. Once powdered, the leaves fully release their rich antioxidant and polyphenol content and develop the thick, grassy character for which it has come to be prized. Cup characteristics: Pure, clean, refreshing, healthy and lightly astringent. A perfect green tea for a good life. Infusion: Tending dark forest green.
Price: $52.50 /200g pack, vaccum sealed
ORGANIC ROOIBOS MATCHA
Raw Tea Origin: South Africa, Cederberg. Packed in Canada
Antioxidant Level: Low, Caffeine Content: Caffeine Free Herb
Luxury Ingredients: Rooibos
Price: $48.30 / 200 g pack
COOKING with Matcha, Recipes
Recipes Archive »
• Matcha Latté: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of cup and add 2oz. of hot water. Mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk or a substitute and sweeten to taste. Optional: Maple syrup or honey.
• The Perfect Matcha Latté:
Combine 1 level teaspoon of matcha, 15oz/425ml of milk, and 1oz/28.3ml flavoured syrup into a 16oz/453ml stainless carafe. Stir well, breaking up any clumps. Froth using espresso machine frothing wand.
• Iced Matcha Latté: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of cup and add 2oz. of hot water. Mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk or a substitute and sweeten to taste. Cool for 30-60 minutes and pour over ice.
• Slow Brewed Iced Matcha: Place 3 level teaspoons of Matcha into a glass pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice and let sit. After a few hours, ice will have melted and tea brewed. Stir vigorously to ensure the Matcha goes into suspension. Pour over ice.
• Matcha Ginger Tea with Crushed Ice and Lime: Use 2 level teaspoons of Matcha, 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger, 1/2 cup ice, juice of 1/2 lime, dash of honey. Blend ice, Matcha and ginger in a blender until ice is crushed. Pour into a chilled glass. Add lime juice and honey to taste.
• Simple Hot Matcha Tea: Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a rolling boil and let cool to roughly 180F/82C. Place approximately
of a teaspoon of Matcha in your cup. Infuse with 8oz/250ml of water, whisk briskly.
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