matchagreentea

We have buying this matcha for 3 years and we simply can’t get enough. It is stocked in our kitchens and is a ‘must take’ when traveling. The thick, rich, nutty flavor is distinctive from other green teas. We recommend starting with ½ a teaspoon per 1 cup of hot water and increasing the dosage to suit your taste buds. We drink it during the morning with breakfast (at least 30 minutes after drinking our warm lemon water), with your afternoon snack, or at the end of a cold day.

To satisfy a sweet tooth, add a teaspoon of antioxidant rich, locally sourced raw honey to a hot cup of matcha tea. Honey increases the tea’s powerful nutritional value, aids in healing against bacterial infections, and adds a sweet boost of energy. The most nutritional honey will be unfiltered, unheated, unprocessed and is found locally at your farmer’s market. Never give honey to an infant under one year of age. In its most natural form, honey contains spores of the bacteria that causes botulism.

Matcha is a very versatile ingredient. You can sprinkle it on your smoothies or ice cream, add it to your yogurt, or even make hot matcha chocolate. For St. Patrick’s day, skip the green food coloring and add a pinch of matcha to your favorite St. Paddy’s day drink.

We are excited that matcha helps us #LiveTo100. Studies indicate matcha’s potent antioxidants help lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, and improve mental clarity. Recent studies confirm that green tea has a specific type of polyphenol that can penetrate the body’s cells and protect its DNA from hydrogen peroxide (a powerful free radical). This is a significant step towards improving cellular health and prolonging life.

Matcha for mental clarity

Matcha has been consumed for thousands of years. In Japan, during long hours of sitting, monks would drink matcha to remain alert yet calm.  For a quick (and safe) energy boost, drink a cup of matcha anytime you need to increase your focus.