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Increase Focus, Enhance energy levels and Boost your metabolism with:   Kenko Matcha Green Tea

What is Matcha Gren Tea? 

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 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. Matcha is 

raw,vegan,100% natural,gluten free and packed with antioxidants

(Hooray!)

antioxidants in matcha green tea

What We Do: 

At Kenko Tea our vision is simple - bring “Matcha to the Masses.”
Turn a nation of coffee drinkers into green tea drinkers? Yes. Crazy? Maybe...
Green IS the new black and we’d love to have you on board.
That is the driving mission behind Kenko Tea and we are ready to take it on - with guns blazing ;)
"THE Hottest Food and Health Trend of 2015" - 
More and more people are looking look for a healthier coffee substitute and Kenko Matcha Tea aims to fill that void by
working directly with matcha producers in Nishio, Japan and Importing  the finest matcha green tea powder to Australia.  
So get on board with us and join the 1000’s of coffee converts already swapping their daily latte for a nutritious, energy boosting, healthful cup of matcha!
 

What are the Health Benefits of Matcha?

(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. )

 

Comparison between antioxidants of matcha green tea and common superfoods

  • Boosts metabolism (which aids in increased fat burning)
  • Increases focus and alertness (without the caffeine jitters you get from coffee)
  • Enhances energy levels naturally (with no 'crash' like other stimulants)
  • Off the charts antioxidant levels (more than any other 'superfood')
  • Calming yet energising properties (due to the L-Theanine / caffeine combination)
  • Supports your immune function (from all those antioxidants)
  • Aids meditation practice (matcha has been used by zen monks for centuries)
  • Super high levels of HGCgs (antioxidants known for their cancer fighting properties)

that's nice... but how does matcha taste?

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.  

 

How do I prepare Matcha Green Tea? 

In a Japanese tea ceremony, Matcha is prepared using a bamboo whisk called a chasen, a fine metal sift and bamboo scoop called a chasaku. Start by shaking the matcha tea powder through a fine sieve into a bowl then adding water. You will want to use around 1 gram of Matcha Tea powder (1/4 teaspoon) with 75ml  of hot water.
I'll let Tamzen take it from here:

    What about other matcha recipes?

     Most people these days use matcha powder to make matcha lattes (like the ones you see at starbucks), matcha smoothies, green tea cakes, matcha ice cream or even Iced green tea lattes. Like this handsome gentlemen right here:

    How Is Japanese Matcha Tea Produced?

    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:

    how matcha green tea is produced - infographic

    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.

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    Matcha Strawberry "Cheesecake" by Mandy from Change Room Foods

    April 03, 2015

    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...

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    Kenko Tea Turns One

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    If you had of told me 18 months ago I would be running a Japanese tea company I would have thought you were crazy. My confession: In early 2013 I had never heard of Matcha Green Tea. I tried matcha for the first time in Starbucks of all places. I was drinking an iced green tea latte and wanted to know how to make my own at home. A quick google search led me to matcha, this 'electric' green colored green tea powder, packed with antioxidants, high levels of the stress reducer L-thanine and countless other claimed health benefits. They ranged from increased energy, stress reduction, to a metabolism booster, to enhanced memory. Intrigued..but still skeptical, I studied more and more about the health benefits, and it turned out there were...

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    Matcha Green Tea Chocolate Recipe

    April 16, 2014

    You know I used to work in a chocolate factory in a past life. And it wasn't as fun as it sounds. There were no orange Oompa Loompas and certainly no Wily Wonka. My job was to produce easter eggs and consisted of working in a chilled room and filling moulds with melted chocolate, putting the moulds onto a rotating machine that span them round and round in different directions until the whole egg was created. Then when they were dry I had to remove the moulds that were then chilled a bit more before being opened and packed into cardboard boxes. Exciting stuff  There were four shifts per day - with lunch and 2 shorter breaks. My boss was...

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    Raw, Vegan Matcha Green Tea Cake Recipe

    April 15, 2014

    Now I just realised in all this time making matcha recipes I've never made a matcha green tea cake. I've made matcha smoothies, green tea ice cream, matcha lattes but no cake! So when I discovered Chris' Matcha cake recipes I decided it was about time to make one. This recipe is a combination of two recipes - a Matcha Smoothie cake and a Raw Matcha Coconut Cake. With my own spin including avocado and mixed berries to garnish. It is raw, vegan, gluten free and completely delicious. This recipe makes 2 Small Matcha Cakes or 1 Large Cake Equipment 2 Medium Cake tins (or 1 large) Cling Wrap Blender Ingredients Filling 1/2 an Avocado 1/2 Cup coconut milk 1...

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