Product DescriptionJade Leaf – Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder, Premium Culinary Grade (Preferred By Chefs and Cafes for Blending & Baking) – [100g value size]
We believe that organic matcha green tea is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. What often makes this tough is that authentic Japanese matcha (especially the organic variety) tends to be very expensive. So we set out to partner directly with the best organic farms in Japan, and the result has become our brand, Jade Leaf Matcha. We promise to offer the highest quality organic Japanese matcha at a fair price so that you too can add it to your own healthy lifestyle.What is matcha?Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, matcha is unique to Japan.Matcha is renowned for numerous health benefits. It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. The health benefits of matcha exceed those of other green teas because matcha drinkers ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.Matcha also contains L-theanine, an amino acid known to relax the mind. For this reason, matcha is also known as a mood enhancer. Buddhist monks drank matcha to assist in meditation, as matchaï¾s amino acids, combined with caffeine, offer a sustained calm alertness over time.What are the different grades of matcha?Much like wine, matcha is sold in varying degrees of quality — which one you choose depends on how you will use it.ï¾ The lowest grade, referred to as ï¾industrialï¾ or ï¾commercial,ï¾ is generally used in making matcha flavored foods, such as candies and baked goods.ï¾ Higher quality ‘culinaryï¾ grades are suited for mixing into beverages, such as smoothies and lattes, or for baking and cooking recipes, but should still not be consumed on their own.ï¾ The highest grade of matcha, ‘ceremonial’ grade, is the only grade that should be enjoyed by itself and is best prepared in the ceremonial style of mixing with water and frothing with a whisk.Popular Recipes for Culinary MatchaPerfect Matcha Latteï¾ ï¾ 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Matcha powder (depending on how strong you want it)ï¾ 1/4 cup hot waterï¾ 3/4 cup heated plain almond milk or regular milkï¾ Sugar or honey to taste (about 2-3 teaspoons in order to match Starbucks sweetness)ï¾ Directions1) Heat up the water to just under a boil2) Separately, heat up the milk to just under a boil3) Whisk matcha powder with hot water until dissolved (an electric frother works well!)4) Stir in the sugar or honey to the matcha mixture5) Froth the milk (again, an electric frother works best!) then add it to matcha mixture6) Optionally sprinkle a dash of Matcha on top for presentation, and enjoy!ï¾ Matcha Smoothie Bowlï¾ a handful of baby kale or spinach 1/2 frozen banana, sliced 1/4 cup frozen fresh pineapple 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 tsp almond butter 2-3 medjool dates, pits removed 1 tsp matcha powder 1/2 tsp maca powder 1/2 tsp ground flax and chia seeds assorted fruit for topping shredded coconut for toppingDirections1) Place all the ingredients into a blender2) Blend until smooth3) Empty smoothie into a bowl. Top with your favorite fruit and a sprinkling of granola or toasted coconut.4) Enjoy immediately!Matcha Muffinsï¾ 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 4 tsp matcha 1/2 cup milkDirections1) Heat oven to 375ï¾°2) Grease 18 regular-size muffin cups (or 12 large size muffins)3) In bowl, mix butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until pale and fluffy4) Add eggs one at a time, beating after each5) Beat in vanilla, baking powder, salt, and matcha6) With spoon, fold in half of flour then half of milk into batter; repeat7) Spoon into muffin cups and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and springy to touch.Interesting in Jade Leaf – Organic Japanese Matcha Green Tea Powder, Premium Culinary Grade (Preferred By Chefs and Cafes for Blending & Baking) – [100g value size]? We can provide you our best price!