- Serving Size: 1.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: USA
- Caffeine: Caffeine Free
This herb is rich in phytoestrogens (estrogen-like compounds). It is traditionally known as a blood cleanser, aiding with the elimination of toxins in the blood, and improving skin many conditions (e.g. psoriasis, eczema, acne). It has been used to reduce hot flashes from menopause, improve some PMS symptoms, boost the immune system, improve prostate health, protect against heart disease (by increasing HDL cholesterol levels and improving the health of arteries). It is also very rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Matcha – a Superfood - by Richard Isaac
Matcha is certainly among the earth’s “Superfoods”. Matcha is a stone ground green tea, traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony since about 2000 years ago. In the world of tea Matcha surpasses other kinds in its health promoting content. Why? When you drink steeped green tea, much of the antioxidants remain in the tea leaves, never to be consumed. While drinking Matcha, the whole leaf is being consumed so with it, all the antioxidants (catechin polyphenols), chlorophyll, vitamins, trace minerals and L-theanine is being consumed as well.
How is Matcha Produced?
Not any tea leaf can be ground, turn into powder and be called Matcha. It has to go through a specific process. The process starts with a selection of good green tea varieties. Most Matcha is made from Yabukita varietal, the most popular in Japan, although very good quality of Matcha also comes from samidori or okumidori varietals. The area where the tea is grown has a fundamental importance. Good green tea growing prefectures in Japan will produce the best...