Product Descriptionr Organic – Japanese Culinary Grade (Smoothies, Lattes, Baking, Recipes) – Antioxidants, Energy Boost – Jade Leaf Brand [30g Starter Size]
We believe that organic matcha green tea is a great addition to a healthy lifestyle. What often makes this tough is that authentic Japanese matcha (especially the organic variety) tends to be very expensive. So we set out to partner directly with the best organic farms in Japan, and the result has become our brand, Jade Leaf Matcha. We promise to offer the highest quality organic Japanese matcha at a fair price, so that you too can add it to your own healthy lifestyle.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSWhat is matcha?Matcha is premium green tea powder from Japan used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient in recipes. While other green teas are grown throughout the world, 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 34mg 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?It is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, fiber and chlorophyll. The health benefits of matcha exceed those of other green teas because matcha drinkers ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water. One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content.What’s the difference between Culinary and Ceremonial grades?Simple: Culinary grades are meant for mixing into recipes as an ingredient, while Ceremonial grades are meant to be prepared traditionally as a tea (just mixed with hot water and whisked). Culinary grades are more affordable for day to day use, making them easy to fit the health benefits of matcha into your diet.Are there other use cases for culinary matcha?Yes! Many of our customers make a healthy facial mask using our Classic Culinary Grade, by mixing it with just a bit of water to form a paste.What if I don’t like it?If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase for any reason, just email us and we’ll refund your order in full, no questions asked.POPULAR RECIPES FOR CULINARY MATCHAPerfect Matcha Latte- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Matcha powder (depending on how strong you want it)- 1/4 cup hot water- 3/4 cup heated plain almond milk or regular milk- Sugar or honey to taste (about 2-3 teaspoons in order to match Starbucks sweetness)——1) Heat up the water to just under a boil2) Separately, heat up the milk to just under a boil3) Whisk matcha powder with hot water until dissolved (an electric frother works well!)4) Stir in the sugar or honey to the matcha mixture5) Froth the milk (again, an electric frother works best!) then add it to matcha mixture6) Optionally sprinkle a dash of Matcha on top for presentation, and enjoy! Matcha Smoothie Bowl- a handful of baby kale or spinach- 1/2 frozen banana, sliced- 1/4 cup frozen fresh pineapple- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk- 1 tsp almond butter- 2-3 medjool dates, pits removed- 1 tsp matcha powder- 1/2 tsp maca powder- 1/2 tsp ground flax and chia seeds- assorted fruit for topping- shredded coconut for topping——1) Place all the ingredients into a blender2) Blend until smooth3) Empty smoothie into a bowl. Top with your favorite fruit and a sprinkling of granola or toasted coconut.4) Enjoy immediately!Matcha Muffins- 1 cup sugar- 1/2 cup butter- 2 eggs- 1 tsp vanilla- 2 cups flour- 2 tsp baking powder- 1/4 tsp salt- 4 tsp matcha- 1/2 cup milk——1) Heat oven to 375°2) Grease 18 regular-size muffin cups (or 12 large size muffins)3) In bowl, mix butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until pale and fluffy4) Add eggs one at a time, beating after each5) Beat in vanilla, baking powder, salt, and matcha6) With spoon, fold in half of flour then half of milk into batter; repeat7) Spoon into muffin cups and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and springy to touch.