Matcha is a finely milled green tea powder made from the highest quality Japanese tea leaves. Clearspring organic ceremonial Matcha comes from Uji, a region high in the hills around Kyoto, renowned for producing the best Japanese teas. The finest young tea buds are picked, dried and ground in a granite mortar into a very fine, bright green powder.
Packed full of essential minerals and vitamins Matcha was traditionally used as part of the tea ceremony and to keep Buddhist monks focussed and alert during meditation.
Ceremonial Grade uses only the finest, smallest shade grown leaves from the very tip of the tea bush - giving it a very vibrant green colour and a slightly sweet, smooth flavour.
Typical values g/100g
- Energy-kJ: 0
- Energy-kcal: 0
- Protein: 30.7
of which sugars: 38.6
- Fat: 0
of which saturates: 5.3
of which monounsaturates: 0
of which polyunsaturates: 0
- Cholesterol: 0
- Fibre: 0
- Sodium: 0.0125
Traditionally Matcha is drunk whisked in hot water as a smooth green tea. Take ¼ teaspoon (1g) of Matcha powder and add hot water from a kettle which has not quite boiled to maximise the health benefits. Thoroughly whisk using a traditional wooden whisk or a hand held electric milk frother to avoid lumps of powder in the bottom of your cup.
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Prepared according to authentic, traditional recipes and our own original recipes developed for present day market needs.
100% vegetarian/vegan foods and ingredients.
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No artificial additives, MSG, colourings, preservatives or refined sugars.
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Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
The Clearspring goal is to get organic food back on the dining table, so that you can enjoy the same quality of foods as your grandparents did. By developing the demand for organic foods and encouraging the cultivation of organic crops by farmers today, we can ensure that your grandchildren, too, can enjoy the great taste of good food.?
You will find that each of our food products has a distinct flavour and quality that comes from using the finest quality ingredients and respecting local food traditions.
Growing conditions, time of harvest and processing techniques have a direct effect on the grade and final flavour of the Matcha:
Ceremonial grade Matcha uses the finest, smallest shade grown leaves from the very tip of the tea bush - giving it a very vibrant green colour and a slightly sweet, smooth flavour.
Premium grade Matcha is ideal for both drinking and home baking, can add unique flavour and incredible colour to food and drink recipes.
Basic grade Matcha is slightly bitter, less expensive and is generally only used for cooking.
The 4 key benefits of Matcha
Matcha is a great source of energy for those needing a boost which, according to some, can last for up to 5 hours. The high levels of anti-oxidants and nutrients help to regulate blood sugar levels which prevent energy slumps and cravings for sugary snacks. Matcha also contains caffeine, but half of that found in coffee, which is slowly released to give a sustained energy boost without the jitters.
Natural mood enhancer
Matcha has the unique ability to calm, relax and focus the mind as it energises the body. The amino acid L-theanine, which is found almost exclusively in green tea and which matcha has in abundance, works to calm the mind and lift your mood.
Studies have shown that consuming matcha can increase the body’s metabolism rate, help reduce cravings, reduce water retention and enhance the body’s ability to burn fat & lose weight.
Green tea plays a significant role in reducing the risk of developing certain cancers thanks to its polyphenols which neutralise free radicals, before they can damage cells in your body. Green tea also contains catechins and theanins that contribute to healthy blood vessel function, reduce blood pressure and blood clot risks. Finally the high levels of flavonoids in Matcha boost the body’s immune system by stimulating the production of white blood cells.