The Tao of Tea, 100% Organic Japanese Powdered Matcha Green Tea, Liquid Jade, 3 oz (85 g)100 Reviews
Expiration Date: Dec 2017
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- Product Code: TOT-31000
- UPC Code: 689951310002
- Package Quantity: 3 oz (85 g)
- Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 4.3 in, 0.4 lbs (0.18 kg)
- Artisan Quality
- Pure Leaf Teas
- USDA Organic
- Kosher Certified by EarthKosher
- Certified Organic by QAI
- Brews 75 Cups
Origin Uji, Japan
Grown in Aichi prefacture, regarded as the center of Matcha production. Matcha, has a rich history and a special spiritual significance. It has traditionally been prepared in 'Chanoyu', the Japanese Tea Ceremony representing an art form of tea. It is said that a person operating within the rules of Chanoyu, finds the five senses working at their fullest.
Just as Matcha is essential to Japan's traditional art of the tea ceremony, a cup of Matcha brings about mental concentration, emotional stability and composure.
discarded, Matcha has ingredients that can be utilized fully to activate the organic functions of the body/ Matcha contains close to zero calories, essential vitamins, minerals and has shown long term health benefits. It has 9 times the beta carotene of spinach, 4 times that of carrots and 10 times the polyphenols and antioxidants of other teas.
In making this tea, the tea plants are covered with bamboo mats in the last few weeks of their growing season to promote full flavor.
After the leaves are plucked, they are immediately steamed, rapidly cooled and then ground by stone mills into a powder. A single mill can only process 40 grams of leaves per hour.
The Tao of Tea
Like the Tao, the art of tea is universal. We began our work with tea in 1997 to be a connecting thread for tea culture. Practicing the art on a daily basis in our teahouses in Portland, Oregon, we are a group of tea enthusiasts from different backgrounds and cultures. We travel, learn, take delight and seek to offer pure leaf teas with great flavor, artistry and soul. Our reward comes through actions that help people's lives, sustain the art of tea and promise a healthy environment.
Matcha has a sweet, buttery and rich oceanic taste. it is ideally prepared with a bamboo whisk in a bowl. However, it can also be prepared in a variety of drinks, shakes and smoothies.
100% organic powdered green tea leaves.
iHerb Customer Reviews
i buy this tea for the old lady for the sole purpose of food and cosmetic use. she likes to put matcha in her facial masks and in some of her japanese desserts that she concocts. i highly question the "artisan" quality that is stamped onto this tin. this is nothing more than food grade matcha in a cleverly printed 3oz can. first off, the tea has a brown hue instead of a vibrant green essence and it smelled quite stale, bordering on putrid. i scooped a few grams from my chashaku into my chawan and threw in around five ounces of some 175 degree filtered water. took a 120 bristle chasen and whisked for around 30 seconds....... no froth. it was the first time that i experienced a matcha that contained no volume and wouldn't hold a creamy froth on its top layer. dumped bowl and redid the same procedure from above, except this time used an 80 bristle chasen to whisk. still..... no froth. this was borderline amazing, and i was horrified to even take a sip of it. this was more like a scientific experiment to measure the quality of the powder that was sedentary in the container. at least the can is useful and this matcha has found its ways into practical methods that don't spell ingestion
Hopefully I can solve some of the questions that you may have of this product after reading the reviews. I have been drinking matcha for years and have tried many brands, most of them incredibly expensive. This is not a top quality macha. That is why it doesn't cost over $100. What is the difference? It really is just the colour. This is not brown in colour, as some have described- it is a leafy, mossy green. Premium matcha IS more vibrant in colour but tastes the same. Some reviewers mentioned they weren't able to get a creamy foam on top when whisking- I have been able to on occasion- the water must be at the right temperature- not too hot or cold, however, with a premium product this does work every time. Considering the price and that matcha contains at least 5 times the antioxidants of loose-leaf green tea, I will definitely stop spending so much on this product again. The only difference between this and the more expensive brands is that, as they are greener they would contain more chlorophyll and marginally more antioxidants. If you are smart though (and not wealthy), you would realise that this product is still the wiser choice.