What Is Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha Traditions
Matcha green tea is ingrained in the heart of Japanese culture, and the way it is prepared and presented has remained perfectly unchanged for hundreds and hundreds of years. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony brings a sense of peace, harmony and happiness, and we think everybody should try it at least once!

The Origins of Kanuka Matcha
Our matcha tea powder is the end result of many, many hours of love, attention and skill borne out of a small and eco-run farm in the town of Shizuoka in Japan.

The very best quality Camellia sinensis tea plants are grown under shade, increasing the levels of chlorophyll, turning the leaves a dark and vibrant green, and charging them full of lovely rich nutrients.

These young leaves are steamed, dried, stripped of their tough veins and stems, and then stone ground in to a fine powder. This powder is matcha, the super green drink that’s taking the world by storm.

 

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Amazing nutrient content
All green tea is full of amazing nutrients, antioxidants, fibre and chlorophyll, but when you make a regular cup of green tea, you throw a considerable amount of the goodness away in the tea bag.

Matcha green tea gives you the opportunity to consume the whole leaf, giving the full advantage of all the wonderful nutrient-rich vibrant green goodness. Drinking one cup of matcha tea is like drinking ten cups of regular green tea.

Read more about amazing the benefits of Matcha tea on our Matcha Health Benefits page.

A great coffee alternative
Matcha is a great sugar-free alternative to coffee, giving you a slow and steady release of energy for 6-8 hours. It contains around 30mg of caffeine per gram, compared to a regular cup of coffee, which is closer to 70-75 mg.

Our Matcha is crisp, savoury and slightly earthy, with a sweet aroma – but the first taste of Matcha can be quite an intense experience, with some people likening it to a first try of a full-bodied red wine, or dark chocolate.

Made in the traditional Japanese style, it is simply whisked with water, but it can be used to add to the flavour of smoothies, lattes, or even cakes and pastries.