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    Steffanie
    Matcha tea

    Great flavor and potency and good value for the price.

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    William Gade
    The Best

    I was so happy to see this product was finally available for purchase, as I had wanted to try it for some time. It lived up to my expectations. It is fresh and a reasonable price for Matcha. I enjoy using this as an afternoon boost.

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    Anonymous

    I started drinking matcha tea a few years ago and it's been amazing. The health benefits are unbelievable and I've found that I'm able to drink it in the mornings before work, at lunch, or even after dinner if I want.

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    Jay

    I drink 1/2 teaspoon in 12 ozs of water. It is the best green tea I have tasted. I usually by green tea in the Asian Markets Wild is very very good tasting tea -- hot or cold.

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    Penelope

    Wild Matcha is a great, convenient way to get your green tea in. I love that it's made from whole leaves and is quick and easy to make.

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    Nutrition You Can See

    Deep green nutrition from green tea stone-ground into a fine powder you can drink!

    A Perfect Part of Your Wild Routine

    Metabolism Enhancer: Wild Matcha contains polyphenols EGCG, a thermogenic ingredient known to boost metabolism.

    Matcha is a natural mood and energy enhancer: the caffeine is released into the bloodstream slowly, providing a healthy boost of energy!

    Quick and Easy Iced Matcha

    1 TSP Wild Matcha
    Cold Filtered Water
    Cup of Ice
    Juice of a Lime or Lemon Wedge
    Optional: xylitol, stevia, monk fruit.

    1. Add all items to jar or shaker bottle.
    2. Shake until combined, then taste and adjust as desired.

    Wild Matcha FAQ

    Where does your matcha come from?

    Our organic certified Wild Matcha is grown on a small team farm on a foggy mountainside in Ujitawara Town, Kyoto. Harima-en Tea Factory Co. Ltd. started its business in 1901 and have won 12 awards for their matcha and organic and sustainable farming practices, three of which are from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture.

    How is matcha made?

    The tea leaves used to make Wild Matcha are known as Tencha. They are delicate shade-grown tea leaves. Being shade-grown increases the chlorophyll and amino acid content of the leaves, and contributes to the sweet grass flavor indicative of a high-quality matcha. The tea trees are covered under cloth to protect the leaves from sunlight for 20 days before harvesting in order to make the tea greener and tastier. Finally, the hand-picked tea leaves are steam-dried over time before being carefully stone-ground into a fine green powder.

    How much caffeine in matcha?

    There is about ~33mg per 8oz cup of matcha if using 1.5g or 1/2 TSP of matcha powder. Double that if using 3g or 1 tsp.

    Is this product vegan-friendly?

    Yessss

    Can you drink Wild Matcha as actual tea and not just use it in smoothies and shakes?

    Absolutely! In fact, Matcha is traditionally prepared via the "tea ceremony," which is a traditional Japanese cultural activity in which matcha was prepared with hot water. Matcha wasn't used in food and drinks until later on. Either way, as long as you get Wild Matcha into your body, you are consuming the wildly amazing nutrition as well!

    Does this product have any additives?

    Never ever ever evaaaa!

    When making a matcha smoothie, do I use matcha in powder form or do I need to prepare it in some special way?

    You can just drop it right in and mix or blend it however you are mixing your smoothie!

    That is the easiest and most often used way.

    You could also experiment with creating the initial matcha concentrate with 4oz of hot water and whisk it thoroughly then add this to any desired beverage. This would be option #2. If you are already blending a smoothie, I'd say just add it before the final blend, maybe a few quick pulses and you are good to go!

    What are the benefits of matcha?

    Matcha tea, which is high in antioxidants, may help protect the liver; it may help promote heart health as well. It helps you lose weight and boosts your brain function. Matcha tea is also very easy to prepare.

    Is matcha stronger than caffeine?

    No. Coffee contains about 96 mg of caffeine per cup, while Matcha has 19-44 mg in each cup.

    Is matcha high in caffeine?

    Matcha has higher caffeine than regular green tea but less than coffee.

    Is it okay to drink matcha daily?

    Yes. And for many trying to cut back on caffeine, it's a great option for replacing coffee.

    Does matcha stain teeth?

    No! And that's another benefits of drinking it over coffee.

    All About Matcha

    Matcha is a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves. It contains the same caffeine as regular green tea but also offers various additional benefits. Matcha is rich in antioxidants called catechins, which have been linked to lowering the risk of some modern disease.

    It also has a high concentration of the amino acid L-theanine, which some research suggests may aid in reducing stress and improving focus. With so many potential benefits, it’s no wonder that drinking matcha is growing in popularity — especially as an alternative to coffee or other caffeinated beverages.

    Matcha refers to the powdered green tea leaves commonly used in Japanese tea ceremony. The leaves are shaded for about three weeks before harvest, which leads to a deeper flavor and a more vibrant green color. It’s often used as a sweetener in desserts and baked goods, caffeinated tea, and health drinks. It’s important to note that matcha is different from other types of green tea, including Bancha: A lower-grade green tea often used in making sencha. Houjicha: A roasted green tea is sometimes used as a replacement for coffee. Sencha: A green tea that is frequently brewed and served with meals, often in restaurants in Japan. Gyokuro: A higher-grade tea that is shaded for about two weeks longer than matcha.

    The Health Benefits Of Matcha

    Many beneficial components of matcha tea are being studied for its disease-fighting properties. Matcha is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

    L-theanine, which modifies the effects of caffeine, promotes alertness, and helps to prevent energy crashes that may occur after consuming caffeine, is one of the primary reasons why matcha is known for it's non-crash energy effects compaed to coffee. Many turn to it as a coffee alternative.

    According to one study, matcha contains higher amounts of epigallocatechin-3-o-gallate (EGCG), a powerful antioxidant, compared with other forms of green tea.

    Catechins, one of the significant antioxidants in matcha, have been found to help fight against heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks due to their anti-hypertension, anti-inflammatory, and anti-thrombogenic qualities. Studies have also reminded us that matcha can help improve immunity to the common cold and flu viruses. Its antioxidant protect cells against infections, decreasing their chances of binding with pathogens.

    Some studies show drinking green tea, which has a similar nutritional profile as matcha, can help protect against heart disease. Many studies have shown that green tea may generally have some health benefits. However, research into matchas' unique benefits is lacking. Of course, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from the millions of matcha drinkers worldwide.

    Studies show associations between tea and better health; however, causality is still unproven. While it is certainly possible that drinking some form of green tea may improve overall health, we cannot be so sure of the case for matcha since clinical trials are lacking (the type of studies you want to see to invest in the remedy fully).

    While the studies about matcha's specific health benefits are limited, a few studies have suggested that drinking green tea regularly, as a whole, can help to guard against some health conditions. Given the higher concentrations of amino acids found in steeped green tea, one could reasonably conclude that matcha has more health benefits than the more standard types of green tea. Matcha green tea provides actual health benefits.

    The earliest references to health benefits from green tea go back thousands of years to traditional Chinese medicine, but over the last ten years, several studies have confirmed the fact that matcha has several health benefits; several studies precisely measured matcha powder as being the ultimate health-carrying agent, in that, because you are eating the whole leaf, you are getting all of the potency of the essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants. 

    Modern scientific studies have confirmed that matcha is full of naturally occurring antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, and flavonoids linked to myriad health benefits. However, several of the active nutrients in matcha, such as polyphenols, caffeine, and amino acids, are noted for their broad array of beneficial health properties. In addition to providing a few vitamins and minerals, matcha is high in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been linked with protecting against heart disease and cancer, and better regulation of blood sugar, blood pressure, and anti-aging. 

    Because matcha contains the whole tea leaf, you get 10 times more nutrition and health benefits from one cup than from a single cup of green loose leaf tea. Because you are consuming whole leaves in matcha, you can get up to three times more caffeine than you would in one cup of steeped tea--about as much as in a cup of steeped coffee. The reason that matcha and green tea, more generally, might play a role in lowering your risk for cancer is because of how much EGCG -- a type of catechin -- it contains, which has been linked with anti-cancer benefits in various studies.

    A 2011 study found that catechins in green tea, matcha, and green tea extract, combined with a moderate workout regimen, enhance your body's fat-burning abilities by boosting metabolism. A 2016 study found that drinking about 25 mg of L-theanine, such as green tea, may be highly effective in relieving stress and increasing the brain's neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Numerous researchers have established that L-theanine, the amino acid typically found in matcha, stimulates the body's production of dopamine and tryptophan, which are both found to decrease stress and anxiety and promote a state of peaceful alertness that can last for hours.

    After considering the findings in the studies mentioned above, it stands to reason that matcha is an effective way of keeping the body healthy as a part of a balanced diet and lifestyle plan.  

    How to Make Matcha Tea

    Matcha is a tea made from green tea leaves that have been ground into a powder. Matcha is high in antioxidants and has been linked with many health benefits, such as improved mental clarity and focus, reduced anxiety and depression symptoms, better digestion, and even weight loss. Here are four tips on how to make matcha tea

    1. Make matcha slowly

    Bring the water to a boil before adding the matcha powder. Once the water reaches a boil, let it sit for a few minutes to cool in. Then slowly pour it into the matcha as you whisk it. The first few pours should turn it into a paste, and then you will keep whisking as you run the remaining water. Stop pouring once it reaches your desired consistency and strength. The more water you shower, the weaker it will be and vice versa.

    How to Drink matcha

    When it comes to matcha, there are generally two ways to drink it: whisked into tea, as a matcha latte, with ice, in baked goods, smoothies and shakes, or taken as a supplement.

    Some people may enjoy the matcha flavor by whisking it into hot water. You can also add it to your favorite smoothie recipes — just be careful not to add too much powder, as it can turn drinks bitter.

    The Taste of Matcha

    As mentioned above, the flavor of matcha is much stronger than regular green tea. Many people describe the taste as grassy or earthy. If you’re not a big fan of its flavor, you can add sweeteners like honey or agave to make it more palatable. 

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