What Is Green Tea?
Green tea is an antioxidant and nutrient packed superfood that is considered the healthiest beverage in the world. Green tea comes from a variety of the Camellia Sinensis plant which is grown and cultivated in India and China with green tea consumption dating back to over 4000 years ago!
Green tea is such a popular drink because of its taste as well as all of its numerous health benefits. It has been known to be used to help with weight loss, to boost the metabolism and to help cleanse and detox the body.
What Is Matcha Green Tea Powder?
Matcha green tea powder has been used for centuries in Japanese culture or hundreds of years and was traditionally used during a Japanese tea ceremony which is done to bing peace and harmony. Today however it has many more uses than just as a traditional drink, it is now used in a variety of beverages from lattes to smoothies as well as in cooking and baking.
Örtte Matcha Green Tea Powder comes as a finely ground powder that comes from high quality Japanese tea leaves which are specially picked and then dried and ground. This high quality powder can then easily be added into your everyday routine and diet to gain all the benefits that it has to offer.
What Is Premium Grade Matcha?
Premium grade matcha powder is a high quality matcha powder that is ideal for everyday use. When choosing your matcha powder make sure you chose one like the Örtte Matcha Green Tea Powder that is high quality. High quality matcha powder can be cleary spotted comapared to low quality through a couple of tell-tale signs. A high quality matcha has a vivid green color, subtle sweetness and grassy aroma. It is smooth with a hint of astringency. On the other hand, a low quality powder will have a less bright colour and taste more flat and abrasive.
Benefits Of Matcha Green Tea
Örtte Matcha green tea powder has many amazing benefits for both physical and mental health. Matcha tea even has more benefits that regular green tea because the whole leaf is used, meaning the benefits can be maximised and the antioxidant content is even higher.
Because of its high antioxidant content it can help boost your immune system whilst helping you to stay fit and healthy
It contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular tea which can help give you an energy boost to help improve concentration as well as stamina during workouts.
Contains chlorophyll to help detox the body of toxins. It also has a soothing effect which can help calm the body and mind.
Uses of Örtte Matcha Green Tea
Another way in which Örtte Matcha Green Tea is superior to regular green tea is because of its endless uses! Matcha powder can be used in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony and other beverages such as smoothies and cocktails as well as in cooking and baking in recipes such as cakes and cookies. The only limit is your imagination – so how are you going to enjoy your Örtte Matcha Green Tea Powder?
Traditional Matcha Green Tea - Combine 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder with 250ml of hot water. Prepare and drink using a bamboo whisk and tea bowl for a more traditional feel.
Matcha Cupcakes - Add a teaspoon of matcha tea powder to both your cupcake batter and icing for a fun and interesting green matcha twist!
Matcha Iced Tea - Mix 2 teaspoons of Matcha powder with water and ice cubes for a fun matcha summer drink. Try adding ginger, lime or honey for extra flavour.
Matcha Macaroons - Add a teaspoon of matcha tea powder to your macaroon shells and buttercreams for a perfectly green and tasty matcha macaroon.
Matcha Smoothie - For a simple and nutritious matcha smoothie blend together ½ cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons honey or sugar, ½ cup ice cubes and 1 teaspoon of matcha powder.
Matcha Green Cookies - For a different take on a plain cookie, add a tablespoon of matcha tea powder to add a fun green colour and matcha taste.
Matcha Ice Cream - For a cold summer treat, combine 1 tablespoon matcha powder, 1 cup whole milk, 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 2/3 cup white sugar and 2 eggs.
Matcha Latte - Vanilla, hazelnut and caramel are all common flavours added to lattes so why not mix things up by adding a teaspoon of matcha powder for a healthier and interesting variation.
How To Prepare Traditional Matcha Green Tea
For a more traditional Japanese matcha green tea drink, many prefer to prepare their tea with a bamboo whisk (also called a chasen) and a tea bowl (and don’t forget a sifter!).
Step 1 – Sift 1-2 teaspoons of matcha powder into a tea bowl using a small sifter
Step 2 – Add 1/3 cup of warm (not boiling) water
Step 3 – Beat vigorously in a zig-zag motion until the tea is frothy
Step 4 – Add 2/3 cup of hot water and enjoy straight from the bowl!
Is it safe to use?
Örtte Matcha Green Tea contains 100% Japanese green tea powder and is a completely natural product which means it should have no negative side effects. However, do always check to see if you are allergic.
Where to Buy Örtte Matcha Green Tea Powder
Ordering your Örtte Matcha Green Tea from Örtte.com is simple, fast and secure. Remember with Örtte you can receive your products as early as tomorrow as long as you place your order before 4pm. In addition, our secure payment platform allows you to buy your products with confidence and discretion. If you have any problems our customer service is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.