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Matcha green tea powder is a traditional Japanese green tea that has been used in Japanese tea ceremonies for over a thousand years. Matcha is actually a powdered form of the entire high-quality green tea leaf, which means that it is very conveniently dissolvable in hot or cold water, without the need for tea bags or steeping.
So you just basically drink almost the entire leaf when you make a cup of matcha green tea. This provides much more nutrition then a typical cup of green tea. In fact, it has been said that you would have to drink 10 cups of regular brewed green tea to equal the nutrition in just 1 cup of matcha green tea!
Certified Organic Around the World
Haraki-Gordon Matcha Green Tea powder is among the highest quality tea powders in the world. It is ceremonial grade and certified organic by in Japan by JAS and JONA, the United States, Canada and the European Union.
A Family Farm and Business
Haraki-Gordon Matcha Green Tea is grown on the Haraki family farm in Shizuoka, Japan; one of the most famous green tea growing areas of the world. The Haraki family has been growing this type of green tea for over 700 years!
I came across this tea locally in Sarasota, as my good friend Izumi Haraki-Gordon distributes her family’s tea at the Farmer’s Market downtown. This pristine tea is imported directly from her family farm where she grew up…and now I have the pleasure of being able to provide it to you!
I absolutely love this tea and I drink it in some form every single day…I usually just put it into my smoothie every day to get the great benefits without the fuss of drinking it hot.
The amount of tea in one bottle is 3 ounces of tea powder, which will make 200 8-ounce tea cups or 100 16-ounce water bottles! You only need about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon per serving, so it lasts a long time! Note that the best quality is with refrigeration after opening.
And the bottle comes with a convenient pre-measuring spout — just 2-4 shakes of powder into one 8-ounce cup of tea and you are all set!
The amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in this tea is off the charts. It contains vitamins A (beta-carotene), B1, B2, B3 (B complex), B5, C, E, H, K and lots of chlorophyll!
There is also an extremely powerful antioxidant called EGCG, which is the most abundant catechin in tea. Studies have proven that green tea and EGCG can be regarded as extremely useful for the maintenance of cardiovascular and metabolic health.
Other Possible Health Benefits
- Alkalizes your body’s pH levels
- Great source of natural antioxidants (137 times more than any other teas or foods!)
- Detoxifies body systems
- Cleanses the blood stream with chlorophyll
- Speeds up metabolism
- Regulates digestion and prevents constipation
- Cleanses the digestive tract
- Speeds up recovery time of body systems from illness
- Great source of energy
- Balances mental state for great relaxation
- Weight loss
- Improves allergies and eczema
- Protect liver function
- Helps rejuvenate the skin’s healthy glow
- Slows aging process
- Prevents food poisoning (antibacterial properties)
- Reduces the risk of cancer
- Promotes good oral hygiene and prevents cavities
- Prevents the increase of cholesterol
- Control high blood pressure
- Lowers blood sugar