Why drink matcha over loose leaf green tea?
When you drink green tea you are throwing away a majority of the goodness in the left over tea leaves. Extraction with hot water (making a cup of tea) can only get a small amount of the constituents from the green tea leaf. To take advantage of the full potential of green tea you need to consume the whole leaf. Enter Matcha! Stone-ground green tea leaves into a fine vibrant green powder, packed full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and amino acids.
Matcha is a finely-ground green tea powder, made using the finest Tencha tea leaves. These rare leaves are covered by shade in the last month before harvesting. After harvesting, the leaves are steamed and dried, allowing them to remain flat while they are stripped of their veins and stems. The stripped leaves are then ground in slow-turning stone mills. Everything, from the harvesting to the milling is done to produce the very best Matcha possible. Delicious and healthy, Matcha is used in everything from the traditional hot drink, to wonderful lattes and smoothies, and a hundred more uses!