So What is Matcha?

Matcha is a special type of green tea leaf which is grown, shaded from the sun for the last few weeks of their growth,
increasing the chlorophyll content and creating a gorgeous green color. The leaves are then carefully ground with stone
grinding wheels to produce a fine powder.

The Matcha powder can then be used to brew an antioxidant rich frothy green tea, used in smoothies or for many new and unique
baking recipes.Unlike other types of teas, the green tea powder is not strained out before consuming, so you are consuming the
entire leaf, making Matcha more potent than other tea varieties.

There are various grades of Matcha. Nomad Spice Co. imports pure Organic Ceremonial Uji Matcha which is the highest grade
available. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a soothing cup of Matcha (and a Matcha donut…)

What Are The Health Benefits of Matcha?

One serving of matcha tea is the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea

  • When you drink matcha you ingest the entire leaf and receive 100% of the nutrients of the leaf
  • Matcha powdered green tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regularly brewed green tea.
  • One cup of matcha = 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea in terms of nutritional content

Nomad Spice Co. Matcha offers unparalleled nutrition.

*Among its many health benefits, Matcha…

  • Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Prevents disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar

Matcha tea is an easy and simple way to add powerful health benefits to your everyday diet.

 

*The information provided for this product is for educational purposes only.
*This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

A Brief History of Matcha

In the Tang Dynasty in China, green tea was powdered and dried into bricks for easy use. People could then break off a
small piece of the dried tea brick and stir into hot water. This provided a shelf stable green tea that was easy to travel with.

In the 1100’s, Matcha was introduced to Japan by a Zen Buddhist priest who brought seedlings and cultivation knowledge
back from China. The priests noticed that during meditation sessions, drinking matcha would stimulate mental alertness
while at the same time creating a state of meditative calm.

We now know that this is due to the abundance of the amino acid L-Theanine in matcha.  L-Theanine works in
conjunction with the caffeine in matcha to create alpha waves in the brain which are responsible for relaxed, calm alertness.

Though originally only royalty and Samurai warriors were given Matcha because it was so time consuming and expensive to
produce, it is now a popular drink throughout Japan. Since the 16th century, Matcha has been used in the traditional Japanese
tea ceremony referred to as Chanoyu or Chado and is one of the most refined arts in Japan.

The ceremony itself seems simple, yet it follows strictly set rules, principles and etiquette.  The tea ceremony is based on four elements:

wa

Harmony

kei

Respect

sei

Purity

jaku

Tranquility

The point of Chanoyu is not the drinking of the tea itself, but rather the opportunity to leave all problems and distractions
of everyday life behind and to appreciate simplicity, beauty and experience spiritual tranquility.

How to Prepare Matcha