FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is matcha?
Matcha is the most premium variety of shade-grown Japanese green tea leaves that are ground into a fine powder. For centuries, monks have enjoyed matcha to support wellbeing and concentration during meditation. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, true authentic matcha is unique to Japan.
What grade of matcha is this, and how do I use it?
This is our Classic Culinary Grade matcha, which is an affordable way to add a delicious, healthy boost to smoothies, lattes, baked goods, and other dishes.
Does it contain caffeine?
Yes, each half-teaspoon (1g) serving contains roughly 25 - 35 mg of caffeine, about 1/3 a cup of coffee. However, Matcha also contains L-Theanine, which has a calming and leveling affect, so it doesn't make you feel jittery or wired like coffee does.
What are other health benefits?
Matcha is one of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants on the planet. These compounds help fend off free radicals, the molecules that nutritionists believe are responsible for accelerated aging, tissue damage, and inflammatory issues. One antioxidant found in matcha, EGCG, has been shown to help support metabolism and aid in weight loss.*