Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. It is unique to Japan and has been celebrated in the Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years.
We offer a Matcha Tea as our only non-coffee product because we love the nutritional benefits which accompany this particular source of caffeine. It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. It also contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind. For this reason, Matcha is also known as a mood enhancer. Buddhist monks drank it to assist in meditation, as the amino acids, combined with caffeine, offer a sustained calm alertness over time.
Amino acids are also what gives Matcha is distinctive taste. They contribute to what is known as the fifth taste, or umami, characterised by a rich creamy mouth feel.