Three month supply (90g) of Kenko's Premium Grade Japanese matcha green tea powder. The tea is...
Matcha is a special type of Japanese powdered green tea, produced by artisanal tea growers of Japan. Unlike regular green tea leaves which are 'steeped' in hot water, matcha leaves are ground into a fine powder, then mixed with water to create a super potent green tea, packed with nutrients.
The whole tea leaf is ingested, providing amazing levels of the antioxidant EGCG (137 X that of regular green tea!)
Some people drink matcha for the taste, while many more Aussie's are turning to matcha for the incredible health benefits. Kenko Matcha Tea contains 100% pure stone ground tea leaves. Nothing else, zero additives, just natural, healthy, shade grown tea leaves. Grown in Japan, then shipped by air to Australia
✓raw,✓vegan,✓100% natural,✓gluten free and ✓packed with antioxidants.
(When you drink a normal tea that is steeped in water, the tea leaves are discarded, (causing most of the nutrients and antioxidants to be lost). Not so with matcha. When you prepare tea using matcha powder you are ingesting the whole leaf, and consuming all the good stuff. This gives matcha it's impressive antioxidant and nutrient profile and makes it a super tea. )
Kenko Matcha tea has a natural sweetness, slight vegetal or grassy overtones, creamy texture and a hint of astringency. It should never be 'bitter' to taste (this is a sign of poor quality or old matcha). It can be prepared by simply mixing with hot water, made into a delicious green tea latte, or added to matcha smoothies and sweets.
Still reading? You ask a lot of questions. Most people have clicked the buy now button long ago. But here's the story of matcha production just for you:
Matcha has a few very specific production techniques that separate it from regular green tea, or green tea powders. In short, all matcha is a green tea powder, however not all green tea powders are a true matcha powder. If you are finding cheap 'matcha' for sale, there's a good chance it doesn't follow these 6 steps for real matcha green tea production:
1 Unlike regular green tea, matcha tea leaves are shade grown to boost chlorophyll and L-theanine levels (the healthy stuff!). This gives matcha a natural sweetness and vibrant green colour (while boosting antioxidant levels).
2 The leaves are carefully hand picked by trained field workers. This ensures only the youngest and greenest leaves make their way into Kenko Matcha powder.
3 The lucky leaves to make it this far are then steamed to prevent oxidation (oxidised tea leaves can be dull and stale), then naturally air dried.
4 The dried leaves are then graded according to colour, texture, taste and aroma. Only the finest leaves are included in Kenko Matcha.
5 The graded tea leaves are then de-stemmed and de-veined to reduce bitterness, then blended to produce a consistant quality tea. The tea at this stage is called "tencha".
6 The tencha leaves are then stone ground using granite grinding blocks into a fine powder. This method of grinding matcha has been used for centuries, and is continued to this day. It is necessary to preserve matcha's unique colour, flavour and aroma profile.
7. The matcha is then sealed in our certified prodiction facility in Japan, before being Air shipped to Australia to ensure the freshest product available.
Matcha + Avocado Green Tea Popsicles [Icypoles] with Chocolate and Avocado! This week we are featuring two of my favourite matcha recipe creators - Emily and Deeni from The Peachy Pear. I've been following Emily and Deeni on Instagram for a while now and their amazingly colourful recipes always blow my mind. Their amazing matcha green tea popsicle recipe (or matcha icypoles for us Australians) looked so good I had to include it as a Matcha recipe of the week here at Kenko Tea. Who is behind The Peachy Pear? Besides creating Amazing healthy and colourful recipes constantly - they are none other than Emily and Deeni! Two university students from Adelaide. Sharing their passion for healthy, plant based living through our colourful creations....
I've got to be honest, I've been a bit lazy lately here at Kenko Tea HQ with keeping the site updated with regular content and fabulous Matcha recipes. (Like this Amazing Raw Matcha and Mint Cheesecake coming up in a second) At one stage it was the most enjoyable part of running this business. Experimenting with matcha every day, making green tea smoothies, lattes and matcha cakes constantly and sharing the creations with our awesome matcha community. But life got in the way. What was originally just a passion of mine turned into a real business and the matcha recipe posts ground to a copmplete halt :( But that is about to change starting today! With the first instalment of Kenko Tea's Matcha...
Today we have an AMAZING Matcha and Strawberry "cheesecake" recipe from the super talented Mandy from Change Room Foods using Kenko Tea's Organic Matcha You can follow Mandy and check out her other gorgeous recipes at: Instagram: @changeroomfoodsFacebook: facebook.com/changeroomfoodsTwitter: @changeroomfoods This master piece is gluten free | raw | vegan | refined sugar free Ingredients: For the base -1 and 1/2 cups raw almonds (preferably activated)8 Medjool dates, pitted1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil, softened1/2 tbsp coconut nectar1/2 tsp vanilla powderpinch sea salt For the "cheesecake" -2 cups raw cashews, soaked in clean water overnight or for at least four hours1 cup coconut milk1/4 cup and 1 tbsp coconut nectar1/4 cup coconut oil, melted2 tbsp freshly- squeezed lemon juice2 tbsp coconut...