Matcha contains a small amount of caffeine, but like all green teas,
also contains L-theanine. L-theanine increases the alpha wave
activities in the brain, which creates a feeling of relaxation.
L-theanine is associated with increasing the ability to focus and
concentrate, but not agitate the nervous system.
Matcha is becoming increasingly popular in the Japanese
and international beverage and food market because of its
versatility and health benefits. Matcha's flavour blends well
in dairy-based recipes and its powder form makes it easy to
work with. Matcha is being used in soft serve ice cream,
cheese cakes, cream cheese spreads, white chocolate,
latte beverages, hot chocolate etc. There is no limit to the
recipes that matcha can be added to!
MATCHA GREEN TEA FLAVORING
|Good quality Macha has a sweet, delicate taste.
Matcha is the vibrant green powdered tea
used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.
It is made from the leaves of shade grown tea trees. When the leaves are harvested they are
steamed, dried and then further processed to remove the veins, stems and impurities. Only
about 10% of the original harvest remains, and this is called the "tencha".
The tencha is then ground to a fine powder often in a stone mill. It can
matcha available in the general market today is now ground by
sophisticated machines, which make it affordable to the average tea
drinker. Regardless of the grinding technique used, the production of
matcha requires a great deal of hand labour, skill and time.