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Organic Uji Matcha Green Tea Powder by Harimaen produced only using the handpicked green tea leaves cultivated under Japanese Organic JAS Certification, USDA Organic Certification, and EU Organic Certification standards. By carefully choosing the finest ingredients, this matcha powder has an elegant taste without bitterness.
This matcha powder is delicious as a ceremonial-style matcha drink or uses to make lattes or other cooking recipes.
We are using the organically cultivated Uji green tea leaves so you can enjoy plenty of mellow, rich, and natural flavor without worrying about any agricultural chemicals.
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Read our exclusive article about "matcha" and "Uji matcha."
Matcha Tea And Its Benefits: Why It Is Good For Your Health?
Matcha tea has been around for centuries in Japan's tea history. But in recent years, matcha tea has become increasingly popular not only because of its taste but because of its benefits for health And beauty effect.
This article will help to answer all your question regarding matcha tea.
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[High-Quality Matcha] Why Uji Matcha has Outstanding Quality Compared to Others?
Uji Matcha is very famous for outstanding, high-quality matcha products in Japan. Uji Matcha is a matcha tea cultivated in four prefectures such as Kyoto, Nara, Shiga, and Mie. However, Uji Matcha products can only be manufactured within Kyoto Prefecture by tea producers from Kyoto.
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Uji Matcha is a matcha produce in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, which is well-known for its superior quality of tea from the 1100s. They are considered to have the highest quality of tea cultivation in Japan.
The following processes make uji matcha.
1. Hand-picked the uji green tea leaves.
About two weeks before tea picking, the leaves are covered by the so-called Yoshizu Tana that is a wide rack made by sandalwood so that they are not exposed to direct sunlight.
2. Steamed the picked tea leaves to prevent unevenless.
3. Dried the tea leaves.
4. Break the leaves into small pieces and gently remove the veins.
5. Spread and dry the leaves.
6. Gently grind the dried tea leaves with a stone mill into the finished matcha.
This two food seems very similar, so it's a natural thing that at the first time everyone could not really know the difference.
Matcha tea and green tea comes from the same plant, that is Camellia Sinensis. But they do have differences in flavors, texture, colors, and preparing methods.
Here are the differences between matcha tea and green tea.
|Matcha Tea||Green Tea|
|Matcha comes in the form of powder which appears brighter green than green tea leaves. This bright, vibrant color comes from the high levels of chlorophyll.
Matcha is actually 100% green tea leaves that have been ground into a fine powder.
Because of that, the nutrients that come from 1 cup of matcha equal to 10 cups of green tea.
It comes only from the finest green tea leaves. The leaves are grounded into matcha powder. So the texture of matcha powder is smooth, like a talc.
The taste of matcha is more rich, strong, ellegant, and bitter than green tea leaves.
It is recommended to mixed 1-2 tsp of matcha powder with 60ml of water in 70°C in one serving. Whisk it well using chasen (bamboo matcha whisk).
In Japan, we usually drink matcha together with Japanese traditional sweets (和菓子).
|Green tea usually come in the form of tea bag or tea leaves. While the color appears to be more brown and dull than matcha.
Green tea leaves are the dried, crushed-up leaves from Camellia Sinensis plant. They are always harvested by hand.
The green tea leaves feels gritty like a sand.
Making green tea is relatively easier than matcha. You just need to boil the leaves into hot water between 70°C to 90°C.
The temperature of the water can effect the taste and aroma of the tea. 70°C water will deliver pleasant flavor and minimized the bitterness. While 90°C can provide stonger aroma of the tea.
So you can choose the temperature at your own preference.
Still, drinking green tea is good for health and beauty effect.
In recent years, matcha has become increasingly popular not only because of its taste but because matcha also has benefits for health and beauty effect. Because matcha is 100% finely grounded green tea leaves into a fine powder, it has lots of nutrients from other teas.
In fact, the nutrients in one cup of matcha are equal to 10 cups of green tea.
Here are some benefits of consuming matcha.
Matcha is rich in catechins, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) — one of the plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants.
The antioxidants may prevent damage that caused by free radicals, therefore consuming matcha tea could lower the risk of several chronic diseases for your body. A study strongly propose matcha tea as a natural compound that could help to overcome cancer cell resistance to chemoteraphy.
Matcha tea contains 137 times more antioxidants than green tea. That is because every one cup of matcha tea was made with 1 gram of green tea leaf powder containing 143 mg total catechins.
According to studies, the active amino acid (L-theanine) contained in matcha tea induces relaxation effect. L-theanine stimulates the alpha brain waves that could create deep mental relaxation.
This amino acid is responsible to give the umami flavor that becomes the characteristic flavor of tea.
A study shows that drinking 4 cups of matcha tea in 24 hours can enhance fat oxidation by 18% during brisk walking in healthy females. Every one cup is made with 1 gram of matcha tea powder.
This proves that 4 cups of matcha tea’s composition is sufficient on the metabolic responses during exercise (*but please note that there are individual differences for matcha's maximum consumption limit per day due to its caffeine content).
So consuming matcha to start your day might make your workouts and diets more effective.
Chlorophyll is a natural green pigment contained in all green parts of plants, including matcha tea.
As chlorophyll creates energy for the plant, they can provide energy to your body.
The energy does not get absorbed in the body but travels through digestive track instead. So it makes you fuller longer and prevent overeating.
Although I rarely drank matcha,
I bought this matcha because I think I can easily drink matcha with this product. I was surprised that I actually enjoy the sweetness, and it is also easy to drink at this reasonable price. I plan to buy chasen (bamboo matcha whisk) and chasaku (tea scoop) for this purpose.
I bought this because I heard that matcha is using 100% leaves comparing to other tea varieties.
Matcha has lots of nutrients, such as catechins. I also bought it because I heard that it could prevent dry throat in this season. The taste is delicious, and I think it is safe to drink because it's organic matcha.
I want to give Japanese-style hospitality to my friend from abroad.
For that purpose, I bought this product. I serve it with the instruction on the product's packaging. My friend and I are delighted with the result.
We have an image that matcha is bitter, but it was sweet and easy to drink. I usually drink coffee but rarely drink matcha. After purchasing this product, I am absolutely want to consume matcha daily in my life.
Thank you for the beneficial information!
The organic matcha was delicious. I think it is good to purchase organic matcha because there are no chemical cultivations or pesticides. I know there are lots of organic tea, but it is also nice to have organic matcha.
The taste and aroma are very good!
I would like to do a repurchase for this!
We have been doing organic tea cultivation for more than 20 years.
Before that, we took two full days to spray all the tea fields with pesticides. And so we were producing the general agriculture tea that sprayed with pesticide seven to eight times.
One Year in Showa 47Th Year, Summer -. I collapsed in the tea plantation when spraying the pesticide. The doctor said that if I keep spraying the pesticide in hot weather with light clothes like this, eventually I could damage my liver, or I can not ever drink any liquor.
That said, the pesticide will give a heavy burden on anyone who consumes any food with it.
Therefore, we decide to make organic tea cultivation that is pesticide-free and non-chemical fertilizer cultivation.
At first, we had a difficult time with organic cultivation. The harvested tea is decreasing, and other people told us that it is difficult to grow tea plants without pesticides.
But we keep doing the trials and errors for the sake of ourselves, our family, and people who continue to consume our product.
With this motive, our tree becomes more robust, and the harvest is gradually stabilized.
I am satisfied to deliver this organic cultivation matcha powder to everyone. It is our pleasure to bring safe, healthy products for more than 10 years. Please enjoy Organic Uji Matcha that is carefully made without any pesticide cultivation.
● Store in a cool and dry place before and after opening. Avoid direct sunlight, heat, and moisture.
● Freshness is important in tea. Please consume after opening as soon as possible.
● Any kinds of tea are susceptible and could change in quality due to temperature, humidity, and light. Please ensure to use an airtight container to store the tea after opening and store it in a cool, dark place.
● Tea leaves have the property of absorbing odors, so be careful of scents when storing them in the refrigerator. We recommend storing in the freezer for long-term storage, but be cautious of water droplets when taken out. However, it is best to drink as soon as possible so you can enjoy the freshness of the tea.
|Name||Harimaen Organic Uji Matcha Green Tea Powder|
|Raw Ingredients||Organic green tea (Kyoto)|
|Production Area||Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan|
|Expiration Date||About 8 months|
|Preservation Method||Store in a cool and dry place. Avoid direct sunlight, heat, and moisture.|