Matcha means powdered green tea. Traditionally when you drink green tea you discard the tea content after infusing with water. With Matcha, you’re actually drinking the leaf have been finely powdered and made into a solution. Matcha is produced in the same way as another type of Japanese green tea called gyokuro. The tea plants are covered under shade for as little as 3 weeks to as much as 2 months prior to harvesting the leaves.
Because matcha is made from high-quality tea, and the whole leaves are ingested, it’s a more potent source of nutrient. Matcha is rich in polyphenols which is linked to protection against heart disease and cancer.
Compared to the caffeine buzz from coffee, matcha creates an “alert calm” due to a natural substance it contains called l-theanine, which induces relaxation without drowsiness.
Enjoy your cup of Altitude Matcha today direct from the Japanese farm.
- Add 1-2 tsp Matcha into a cup.
- Add 2oz hot water. For best results use water just under a boil 90 degree.
- Whisk vigorously in a zig zag motion until the tea is frothy using our Altitude Matcha Whisk.
- Enjoy your matcha tea straight from the cup.