Organic Uji Matcha - Organic Matcha from Uji, Kyoto (30g) - kawashima the japanstore

Organic Uji Matcha - Organic Matcha from Uji, Kyoto (30g)

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About Organic Uji MatchaOrganic Matcha from Uji, Kyoto This Organic Uji Matcha produced with only using the finest hand-picked green tea leaves. By carefully choosing the finest ingredients, this matcha...

About Organic Uji Matcha
Organic Matcha from Uji, Kyoto

This Organic Uji Matcha produced with only using the finest hand-picked green tea leaves. By carefully choosing the finest ingredients, this matcha has an elegant taste without bitterness.

UjiMatcha

We are using the organic cultivated uji tea leaves so you can enjoy plenty of mellow, rich, and natural flavor without worrying about any agricultural chemicals.

UjiMatcha

 

What is Uji Matcha,
The Excellent Green Powder from Southern Kyoto,Japan

Uji Matcha is matcha produce in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan that 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.

what is matcha

Uji matcha is made by the following processes.

  • 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.
what is matcha

 

The Difference Between Matcha and Green Tea

differences

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 and green tea comes from the same plant, that is Camellia Sinensis.
But they do have differences in flavors, texture, colors, and preparing methods.


The Difference Between Matcha and Green Tea

Matcha 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 80°C in one serving.

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.

 

Amazing Benefits of Matcha

matcha benefits

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 actually 100% of green tea leaves that have been grounded into fine powder, it has lots of nutrients from other teas.

In fact the nutrients in one cup of matcha equal to 10 cups of green tea.

Here are some benefits from consuming matcha.


1. Packed with Antioxidants

Matcha is rich in catechins, one of the plant compounds in tea that act as natural antioxidants. The antioxidant is said to help prevent cell damage and even lower the risk of several chronic diseases. Matcha contains 137 times more antioxidants than green tea.


2. Boost Brain Function

Matcha contains generous dose of L-Theanine, which is responsible for producing dopamine and serotonin. These two has a function to improve your mood, enhance your memory, and it helps you to concentrate more easier.


3. Helps Prevent Cancer

One type of catechin that has been shown to have powerful anti-cancer properties that is contained in matcha is called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). According to studies, EGCG is effective against skin, lung, and liver cancer.


4. Boost The Immune System

The catechins found in matcha also can robust antibiotic properties. Therefore, it can increase overall health and strengthen the immune system. A single bowl of matcha can fill you with ample amounts of potassium, vitamins C and A, iron, and calcium.


5. Helps You Lose Weight

High concentrations of EGCG in matcha also mean that it can increase the rate at which fat is burned as well as decrease the formation of new fat cells. It means that consuming matcha to start your day might make your workouts and diets more effective.


6. Boost Skin Health

Not only prevent the skin cancer, matcha also can reduce inflammation and acts as anti-anging.


7. Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Matcha has been shown to reduce the cholesterol as well as triglycerides. It can also protect you from heart disease because it can prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.

 

Customer's Review


Although I was rarely drink matcha,

I bought it because I think that I can easily drink matcha. I was suprised that I actually enjoy the sweetness, and it is also easy to drink at this reasonable price. I am planning 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 another tea varieties.

Matcha has lots of nutrients such as catechins. I also bought it because I heard that it can prevent dry throat in this season. The taste is delicious and I also think it is safe to drink because it's an organic matcha.



I want to give Japanese-style hospitality to my friend from abroad,

so I bought this product. I serve it with the instruction on the product's packaging. I and my friend are very satisfied 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 as a daily basis in my life.



Thank you for the beneficial information!

The organic matcha was very tasty. I think it is good purchase an 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 an organic matcha.



The taste and aroma are very good!

I would like to do a repurchase for this!



The amount and packaging is just fit!

30g is a good amount, and the packaging is easy to store because it's using vacuum bag. The taste is also very mellow, I like it!


 

Message from The Uji Matcha Producer

We have been doing the organic tea cultivation since more than 20 years.

Before that, we took two full days to spray all the tea fields with pesticide. And so we were producing the general cultivation tea that is sprayed by pesticide for seven to eight times a year.

In Showa 47th year, Summer - I myself 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 could not ever drink any liquor.

That said, pesticide will give a heavy burden for anyone who consume any food with it.

Therefore, we decide to make an organic tea cultivation that is pesticide-free and non-chemical fertilizer cultivation.

message from producer

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 any 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 become stronger and the harvest is gradually stabilized.

message from producer

Harima Yoshiyuki
Harimaen Seicha's
Mr. Harima Yoshiyuki
I am satistied to deliver this organic cultivation matcha powder to everyone. It is our pleasure to bring the safe, healthy products for more than 10 years. Please enjoy Organic Uji Matcha that is carefully made without any pesticide cultivation.

 

How to Enjoy Uji Matcha Deliciously

Matcha

The most traditional way to serve matcha powder. It is very condense but contains lots of nutrient. You could taste the rich and elegant taste of matcha like in the Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Ingredients1serving
Cooking Time1minute

hot matcha

What to prepare:

・Organic Uji Matcha Powder
two tablespoons/2g
・80 degree celcius Hot Water
60ml
・Small bowl/ tea bowl
・Chakosi (hand sifter)
to mix the powder faster
・Chasen (bamboo matcha whisk)
to mix the matcha better.

Steps

1
Filter the powder with chakosi.
2
Place 2 tablespoons of Organic Uji Matcha Powder to the bowl.
3
Add hot water and stirs it quickly with chasen.
4
Stir about 10 - 15 seconds.
5
Finished it with fine bubble. And the matcha is ready to serve.

Matcha Latte

One of the most favorite way to enjoy matcha. Who doesn't love to enjoy matcha with milk? You can also add honey as sweetener or cocoa powder at your own reference.
Ingredients1serving
Cooking Time5minute

matcha latte

What to prepare:

・Organic Uji Matcha Powder
two tablespoons/2g
・80 degree celcius Hot Water
60ml
・Streamed milk
170ml
・Honey (optional)
・Cup
・Chasen (bamboo matcha whisk)
to mix the matcha better.

Steps

1
Sift matcha into a cup.
2
Melt matcha by adding 60ml of hot water, stirs the matcha quickly with chasen.
3
Pour 170ml of steamed milk into the cup.
4
Add melted matcha to the milk.
5
Sweetened it with honey (optional).
6
Matcha Latte is ready to serve.

 

Product Details


Name Organic Uji Matcha
Contents 30g
Expiration Date About 8 months
Preservation Method Please avoid direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
ujiMatcha