Matcha Uji Hagoromo
INGREDIENT GRADE 40g (1.4oz)
Japanese matcha tea powder from Uji, located south of Kyoto. Kyoto area has been known as the birth place of high quality matcha tea. Matcha Uji Hagoromo is great as an ingredient in baking, cooking and mixed drinks like green tea lattes and smoothies.
Matcha is a source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, B-complex, C, E, and K. It is rich in antioxidants, specifically catechin polyphenols including EGCG (epigallo-catechin gallate). Antioxidants support health by fighting cell-damaging free radicals. When you drink matcha you actually consume the entire tea leaf. This is why drinking one cup of matcha is equivalent to consuming about ten cups of regular green tea. Matcha is rich in L-Theanine, a rare amino acid that provides balanced sustained energy and encourages a relaxed, calm, and alert mind.
What is ingredient grade matcha?
Ingredient grade matcha is made from the same plants as premium grade; the difference is which leaves are used and the process of grinding it into a powder. With ingredient grade, the leaves used are found below the top leaf and bud set of the tea plant. These lower leaves are a little older and less delicate; their stems are not removed when ground into powder, as with premium grade. The taste is less complex and bolder, holding up well to other ingredients, hence the name. It is ideal for cooking and making drinks with. It compliments both savory and sweet recipes.