Matcha Powder

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Our naturally Mood Enhancing Matcha has been a fans favourite ever since its inception many hundred years ago. Matcha is Antioxidant Rich, Metabolism Boosting, provides energy without the Anxiety, Jitters or Crash and due to the special catechin antioxidant called EGC, is great for immunity. Due to its versatile use Matcha is also easy to incorporate into your daily routine.

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Matcha dates back nearly a thousand years to a time when dynasties ruled China and Shogun clans ruled Japan. Interestinglyh, Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves and traditionally has been consumed in East Asia. However, due to its incredible health boosting properties and delicious taste has become a world-wide phenomenon.

What makes Matcha special is that it contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf as opposed to tea leaves being boiled in water. The result is a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in green tea. Matcha can also be used daily and enjoys versatility as it can be used in many ways: latte, in your smoothie, mixed into porridge or even incorporated into your baking.

 

Package Quantity

 

Each pouch contains 200g 

 

High in antioxidants

 

Matcha is rich in catechins, a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. Antioxidants help stabilize harmful free radicals, which are compounds that can damage cells and cause chronic disease.

In fact, by one estimate, the number of certain catechins in Matcha is up to 137 times greater than in other types of green tea.

 

Protects the Liver

 

The liver is vital to health and plays a central role in flushing out toxins, metabolizing drugs, and processing nutrients. Some studies have found that Matcha may help protect the health of your liver. One study gave diabetic rats Matcha for 16 weeks and found that it helped prevent damage to both the kidneys and liver.

Another study gave 80 people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease either a placebo or 500 mg of green tea extract (synonym for Matcha) daily for 90 days. After 12 weeks, green tea extract significantly reduced liver enzyme levels. FYI, elevated levels of these enzymes are a marker of liver damage.

 

Boosts brain function

 

Research shows that several of the components in Matcha could help enhance brain function. A study performed with 23 people looked at how people performed on a series of tasks designed to measure brain performance. Some participants consumed either Matcha tea or a bar containing 4 grams of Matcha, while the other control group consumed a placebo tea or bar. The researchers found that Matcha caused improvements in attention, reaction time, and memory, compared to the placebo.

Additionally, Matcha contains a more concentrated amount of caffeine than green tea, packing in 35 mg of caffeine per half teaspoon (about 1 gram) of Matcha powder. Multiple studies have linked caffeine consumption to improvements in brain function, citing faster reaction times, increased attention, and enhanced memory.

 

No Crash Caffeine

 

Matcha also contains a compound called L-theanine, which alters the effects of caffeine, promoting alertness and helping avoid the crash in energy levels that can follow caffeine consumption.

L-theanine has also been shown to increase alpha wave activity in the brain, which may help induce relaxation and decrease stress levels. #MozartEffect

 

Metabolism Booster

 

Studies have shown that green tea extract helps increase metabolism and fat burning, both of which are constituents in aiding in weight loss.

 

Cancer Prevention

 

Matcha is jam-packed with health-promoting compounds, including some that have been linked to cancer prevention in test tube and animal studies. In one study, green tea extract (Matcha) decreased tumour size and slowed the growth of breast cancer cells in rats.

Matcha is especially high in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a type of catechin that has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties.

 

Weight Loss

 

Take a look at any weight loss supplement and there’s a good chance you’ll see “green tea extract” listed in the ingredients. Matcha is well known for its ability to enhance weight loss. In fact, studies show that it may help speed up metabolism to increase energy expenditure and boost fat burning.

One small study showed that taking green tea extract during moderate exercise increased fat burning by 17%.

Another study in 14 people found that taking a supplement containing green tea extract significantly boosted 24-hour energy expenditure, compared to a placebo.

100% Pure Matcha Powder.

Tea: Add 2 grams of Matcha for every half to one cup of water

 

Smoothie: Add 1 tsp (5 grams) Matcha Powder to your Smoothie and/or Smoothie Bowl

 

Latte: 1 tsp (5 grams) Matcha Powder, 1 tsp syrup/honey, 250 ml steam/frothed milk, 3 tbsp Boiling Water

 

Face Mask: Mix 1 tsp (5 grams) Matcha Powder, 2 tsp Water), 1 tsp baking powder [optional 1 tsp honey] and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

 

For more Recipes, visit our Blog Page.

NUTRITION FACTS

200g | 40 Servings per package

Recommended Serving Size 1 tsp (5g)

Amount per 100g                    

kJ(kcal) 2085                         (500)

                                                            % DV*

Total Fat  (g)                              25

          Saturated Fat (g)               17

Total Carbohydrates (g)           67

          Total Sugars (g)              33

          Added Sugar (g)                 0

Dietary Fibre (g)                            8

Protein (g)                                   8

Salt (g)                                       0.2             

THE % DAILY VALUE TELLS YOU HOW MUCH A  NUTRIENT IN  A  

SERVING OF FOOD CONTRIBUTES TO A DAILY DIET. 2000  

CALORIES A DAY IS USED FOR GENERAL NUTRIENT ADVICE.

INGREDIENTS: 100% Matcha     |     Store in a cool, dry place. 

What is Matcha?

 

Matcha tea is powdered green tea that is uniquely grown, harvested and processed. Just one cup of high quality Matcha contains the nutrient value of 10 cups of regular green tea.

The best Matcha is made in Japan from young, shade-grown tea leaves that are hand-picked, lightly steamed, air-dried and slowly stone-ground into an ultra-fine powder.

 

Does Matcha assist with weight loss?

 

Studies have shown that green tea extract helps increase metabolism and fat burning, both of which are constituents in aiding in weight loss.

Take a look at any weight loss supplement and there’s a good chance you’ll see “green tea extract” listed in the ingredients. Matcha is well known for its ability to enhance weight loss. In fact, studies show that it may help speed up metabolism to increase energy expenditure and boost fat burning.

 

What is the difference in ceremonial Matcha and normal Matcha?

 

There are currently two different grades of Matcha Tea:

-Ceremonial

-Culinary

 

Ceremonial Matcha has been grown in such a way that the pure, earthy flavour for which Matcha tea is known comes through with every sip, allowing it to be enjoyed without the need of any additives such as milk, sugar, or sweeteners. Because of this, however, Ceremonial Matcha is not ideal for baking or cooking, as the taste of strongly flavoured ingredients will have no trouble masking or overpowering it.

Ceremonial Matcha Tea is the only kind of Matcha that can be used during the Chanoyu, or Japanese Tea Ceremony, and is the most nutritionally rich kind of Matcha available. This is because Ceremonial Matcha is shade-grown under bamboo mats for the last few weeks of its cultivation. The leaves are then picked, the nutritionally-worthless veins and stems are removed, and the remainder of the leaf is stone-ground until all that’s left is a fine green powder. It takes an entire hour to stone grind just one tin of Matcha Green Tea and while this process may seem arduous, it ensures that every single grain of Ceremonial Matcha powder is as nutritionally-rich as possible while effectively ensuring its taste profile is clean, delicate and sweet.

Culinary Matcha tea, also known as Cooking-grade Matcha, is often viewed as low-quality Matcha but this is not the case. Just as Ceremonial Matcha is grown to be drank, Culinary Matcha is grown to be mixed with other ingredients, so it requires a flavour that is strong enough to punch through others. Because of this, Culinary Matcha is a lot stronger than the other two types, though this has actually made it quite popular for drinking in the West (ex. Starbucks and other coffee shops). A drink made using Culinary Matcha requires about 4g per cup, rather than the 1g required for Ceremonial Matcha.

Culinary Matcha is best used for baking things like dark chocolate truffles, shortbread, flapjacks, and high-fibre breakfast muffins as it provides both a striking natural green colour and will make your treat that little bit more nutritious. If you’re thinking of baking with Matcha and are looking for inspiration, take a look at the Matcha Tea Recipes on the Kineta Blog.

Real ceremonial Matcha (note the word real) costs about 1 USD per gram of powder and really draws its price from tradition and intense labour/ time costs allocated. Chirp Nations focus however is on sustainable and economical sources of nutrients available to the masses and thus provide a premium quality culinary Matcha powder.

 

Is there a difference between the caffeine in Matcha and coffee?

 

Matcha often makes people less jolty than coffee. It’s full of antioxidants and L-Theanine, which is a really important amino acid that helps you to focus, without the jitters. By the way: Studies have shown that it does everything from improving brain function to helping calm the mind. While the word “calm might

not exactly be what you’re going for in the morning, when paired with coffee, it helps to ditch the jolt that caffeine can sometimes cause.

 

What’s the difference between Green tea and Matcha?

 

Both Matcha and green tea are derived from the same plant called Camellia Sinensis. While green tea leaves usually come in the form of a tea bag, Matcha is in powder form. Matcha is actually 100% green tea leaves that have been ground into a fine powder. It is much more concentrated than regular green tea, so you only need ½ to 1 teaspoon per cup. In comparison to regular green tea, when drinking matcha, you consume the whole tea leaf!

Regular green tea also goes through a much longer processing during production, which involves the leaves being left in the sun. Comparatively, Matcha bushes are kept specifically under cover to increase the chlorophyll and amino acid levels in the leaves.

 

Why does my at-home matcha taste different than what I get one at a coffee shop?

 

Sugar. Many of the Matcha powders that you buy when you’re out and about utilize sweetener. They’re also probably using proper equipment to foam milk. By using the chasen whisk and chawan bowl (two traditional Japanese matcha-making tools) or a standard blender like a Vitamix, you can also get the Matcha to oxidize and froth.

 

Is it safe to consume during pregnancy?

 

Generally speaking if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend seeking medical advice before using Matcha or any of our other products.

That being said, there is no official advice that says you should stop drinking green tea during pregnancy. However, it has been found that drinking a large amount of green tea may prevent you from absorbing folic acid properly. Folic acid is an important nutrient, particularly during the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. Bear in mind that Matcha, like other teas, can also make it difficult for your body to absorb iron from non-meat foods. So it’s best not to drink it with meals.

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Your Matcha Superpow(d)er

Matcha dates back nearly a thousand years to a time when dynasties ruled China and Shogun clans ruled Japan. Interestinglyh, Matcha is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves and traditionally has been consumed in East Asia. However, due to its incredible health boosting properties and delicious taste has become a world-wide phenomenon.

 

What makes Matcha special is that it contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf as opposed to tea leaves being boiled in water. The result is a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in green tea. Matcha can also be used daily and enjoys versatility as it can be used in many ways: latte, in your smoothie, mixed into porridge or even incorporated into your baking.

Matcha is rich in catechins, a class of plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. Antioxidants help stabilize harmful free radicals, which are compounds that can damage cells and cause chronic disease.

 

In fact, by one estimate, the number of certain catechins in Matcha is up to 137 times greater than in other types of green tea.

Take a look at any weight loss supplement and there’s a good chance you’ll see “green tea extract” listed in the ingredients. Matcha is well known for its ability to enhance weight loss. In fact, studies show that it may help speed up metabolism to increase energy expenditure and boost fat burning. One small study showed that taking green tea extract during moderate exercise increased fat burning by 17%. Another study in 14 people found that taking a supplement containing green tea extract significantly boosted 24-hour energy expenditure, compared to a placebo.

Research shows that several of the components in Matcha could help enhance brain function. A study performed with 23 people looked at how people performed on a series of tasks designed to measure brain performance. Some participants consumed either Matcha tea or a bar containing 4 grams of Matcha, while the other control group consumed a placebo tea or bar. The researchers found that Matcha caused improvements in attention, reaction time, and memory, compared to the placebo.

 

Additionally, Matcha contains a more concentrated amount of caffeine than green tea, packing in 35 mg of caffeine per half teaspoon (about 1 gram) of Matcha powder. Multiple studies have linked caffeine consumption to improvements in brain function, citing faster reaction times, increased attention, and enhanced memory.

Studies have shown that green tea extract helps increase metabolism and fat burning, both of which are constituents in aiding in weight loss.

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Reviewed by Hannah
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Great for Baking!

I love using Matcha to bake with. This Matcha is really great in Pancakes! I also tried the cookie recipe and absolutely loved it :D

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I have been using Matcha to make Lattes and absolutely love the effects. Incredible Energy without the midday Crash.

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Great Quality

I'm so happy with this product. I have been using it for a few months now. The powder is so smooth and incorporates amazingly in my smoothies. It also makes amazing lattes.

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Great taste and service

Very happy with the quality of the Matcha and great service.

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