What is matcha tea ?
Matcha is a tea rich in antioxidants (catechins), vitamins and L-theanine. It is often used as a superfood as a detoxifier to protect the body while contributing to daily well-being. It also provides emotional well-being thanks to its relaxing properties and stimulates the brain by improving cognitive functions (concentration, memory, reactivity). It also has many culinary and nutritional benefits.
Before harvesting, the tea bushes are protected from the sun to increase their chlorophyll content, so that the matcha tea will have a beautiful bright green colour, and will be rich in amino acids which will soften its taste. The leaves are then dried, sorted and crushed to obtain a very fine powder.
Its beautiful green colour is ideal for preparations such as ice creams, milkshakes, pastries… and its many other benefits allow it to be used to improve the body.
We offer matcha tea powder (Camelia sinensis) of Japanese origin,
from organic agriculture and titrated in catechins.
the Japanese origin of our matcha tea
Matcha tea originated in Japan where it was consumed in Buddhist monasteries as early as the 12th century. It inspired the age-old art of sado through the tea ceremony.
This thought developed by sen no Rikyu, a Japanese tea master from the 16th century, is based on 4 values: harmony, respect, purity and tranquility.
Matcha is the only tea used for this traditional ceremony even though there are dozens of different ways to prepare it.
Today, matcha is one of the most popular teas consumed by the Japanese.
Did you know ?
Tea culture originated in China in the 12th century. It was in Japan, then, that tea cultivation and the matcha tea ceremony were developed.
During this period, the techniques of harvesting, cultivation and processing of matcha were enriched in Japan to obtain a high quality matcha. Japanese matcha is therefore the most original, not only in terms of quality but also historically.
a special selection under quality control
a careful selection
Matcha tea is selected for its flavour, aroma and colour.
Hundreds of tea growers in Japan are visited each year to ensure knowledge of the teas, and to improve the quality of the tea leaves if necessary.
During the peak season, hundreds of leaves are assessed to select those that will produce the best flavours, colours and aromas.
bringing out the best in each type of tea
The essential steps in ensuring the best of the teas are sorting, shaping and removing poor quality leaves.
The heating process is also an essential element in bringing out the best of the sweetness, flavour and aroma of the leaves. Even a small change of 1°C can make a big difference, so it is important to check the leaves at several stages and make temperature adjustements.
the art of synergistics blends
Tea mastes’ are the people responsible for creating tea blends. These professionals bring out the best potential of the teas to create character and a unique flavour.
Blending is about bringing out the best in each tea leaf and maximising the synergy of the teas in a blend.
quality control to maintain high quality teas in the best conditions
The selected and processed leaves are strictly stored at a temperature of -20°C. Leaves harvested in the middle of the season retain their best quality at this temperature.
Each type of tea leaf produced by the different growers is stored separately until it is thawed before finishing. Leaves that now have a lower moisture content after heating are chilled to 0°C until dispatch.
the composition of matcha tea
Matcha tea is a source of macronutriments, vitamines and minerals that are essential for the proper fonctioning of the body.
It is rich in calcium and manganese, which helps to maintain good bone strength. It is also rich in magnesium, which helps the nervous system to function properly and avoid nervous fatigue. The vitamin C it contains helps fight against oxidative stress, promotes good bone health and protects against infections.
Matcha tea is a very good source of vegetable protein, ideal for vegetarians and vegans. Its dietary fibre content improves and facilitates digestion, making it an ideal partner for gastrointestinal disosders.
the benefits and advantages of our matcha powder
Matcha is an anti-stress agent and helps to maintain good mental energy.
Matcha has a high concentration of L-theanine, an amino acid whose activity on the brain reduces mental and physical stress and produces a relaxing effect. Couples with the caffeine contained in matcha tea, the brain is even more stimulated.
The combinaison of these two active ingredients is ideal for people with anxiety, to stimulate cognitive functions or to improve productivity during periods of intense work.
Matcha is good for your heart.
Matcha is rich in antioxidants, which help to combat the presence of free radicals that cause damage to the blood vessels. These antioxidants can also help regulate blood pressure and reduce the risk of inflammation in the cardiovascular system. In addition, they can reduce the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, help regulate blood sugar levels and combat hypertension.
Matcha is therefore beneficial for the heart in general, and for people who are prone to weight gain or suffer from type 2 diabetes.
Matcha is a good partner for weight loss.
The combinaison of caffeine, catechins and L-theanine strongly contributes to increasing the body’s capacity to burn calories and to improving endurance during intense effort.
It is also a very good appetite suppressant thanks to the caffeine and dietary fibres it contains, which slow digestion and make you feel fuller more quickly.
Matcha is therefore an ideal ally to maintain a good diet or to accompany a sportsman in his daily life.
Matcha is an excellent natural detoxifier.
Compared to other ordinary green teas, matcha tea has a higher concentration of catechins (antioxidants), which help to detoxify the digestive system and keep it healthy.
It is effective in protecting the liver and the mucous membranes of the digestive system, especially those of the intestine and stomach.
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