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Matcha -- which is the finely-ground powder of the highest-quality, most revered part of the shade-grown green tea plant called Gyokuru leaves...the very top part of the shade-grown green tea plant then dried to become Tencha. Tencha carefully grown, selected, dried, stone-ground, processed and prepared according to an ancient Japanese tradition, is not your average green tea. Nor does it come in tea bags. Nor do you brew it, boil it, or consume the watery extract from leaves.

When you drink real stone-ground Japanese Matcha, you're not only drinking the arguably highest-quality, most carefully cultivated green tea variety, you're actually consuming it all -- you're eating the whole thing, you're drinking the green tea leaf itself, whole, in powdered form mixed with hot (but not boiling!) water. The powder itself is so rich in chlorophyl (from the shade growing) that it's literally bright green, and when mixed with water it becomes a rich, bitter-sweet, Kermit-colored concoction whose effects you can actually FEEL almost immediately after drinking a cup (or small bowl, if doing it the traditional Japanese way) of it.

Perhaps best known as the traditional, ceremonial drink tightly interwoven with the Buddhist ceremonies and tradition, Matcha's unique effects on the brain were a perfect fit for those monks in Japan preparing to endure 12-hour straight meditation sessions: calming and focusing while stimulating at the same time, it's no wonder that Matcha became integrated into the monks' meditative practices (thanks in large part to the amino acid L-Theanine).
And when you drink real Matcha yourself, you too will...understand.

A word of warning: not all Matcha is created equal! There are many non-Japanese (as well as Japanese) products out there called 'Matcha' that are often nothing more than powdered low-quality green tea, or worse, a mixture of ingredients with artificial green coloring(!). The stone grinding method is also very important, as low-quality Matcha is sometimes 'exploded' instead of stone-ground, reducing the health properties.

How To Prepare Matcha
Simply add 1 gram of Matcha Green Tea Powder to 1 cup of hot water and stir.

For cold drinks, add a small amount of hot water and stir until powder dissolves then add cold water.

If desired add to other health drinks, juices or protein shakes.

Matcha Green Tea Powder can also be used in cooking to flavor and dye foods, use as you require.

For drink or use in cooking.

Details: 1 can = 40g

Storage conditions: Store in a cool, dry place, away from heat and direct sunlight.

Shelf Life: 2 years in unopened package if stored under proper conditions