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What is Matcha Green Tea?

What is Matcha Green Tea?

Andre Fasciola | August 05, 2018 | All, Matcha

What is matcha? Matcha is a special kind of powdered green tea, traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Matcha is unique among other types of green tea in both appearance and taste. It has a vibrant, beautiful green color, a subtle aroma, and a rich umami taste. What is...

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Matcha in Tea Bags?

Matcha in Tea Bags?

Andre Fasciola | May 28, 2018 | All

Matcha is a Powdered Green Tea  Recently, matcha products in tea bags have appeared on the North American market. Genuine matcha is packed only in sealed packets or tins. It is a finely powdered green tea meant to be whisked with water, not steeped like loose leaf tea. The many brands...

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Turmeric The Golden Spice

Turmeric The Golden Spice

Andre Fasciola | May 04, 2018 | All

Tumeric and Matcha Make for A Super Delicious and Healthy Drink!  A close cousin of ginger, turmeric is a colorful and hearty plant that abundantly grows in India and Southeast Asia. Even if it’s not (yet) a staple in your spice-rack, you’ve undoubtedly encountered turmeric before—as an all-natural clothing dye, a...

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Why Matcha’s Caffeine Is Better Than Coffee’s

Why Matcha’s Caffeine Is Better Than Coffee’s

Andre Fasciola | April 10, 2018 | All

Matcha Caffeine vs. Coffee Caffeine. Yes, There Is A Difference.  More and more people are realizing that they don’t like the jittery feeling they get from a strong cup of coffee. Still, people continue to drink it for a number of reasons; it tastes good, it provides a jolt of...

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Why Is The Term "Ceremonial Grade" Meaningless And Even Misleading?

Why The Term "Ceremonial Grade" is Misleading.     Tea experts grade matcha by color, aroma, flavor, texture, and freshness. The best matcha is produced in Japan. Japanese companies typically offer many grades of matcha, from highest quality (most expensive) to lowest (least expensive). The brighter the color, the richer the...

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