Eden Organic Matcha is the finest ceremonial grade powdered green tea. Beginning as medicine in ancient China it grew into a traditional ceremonial beverage loved and revered by the Japanese.
The flavor of tea reflects the soil it is grown in, the season picked, and the curing process. This tea is tended adhering to strict organic practices. The growers are dedicated to organic farming and stewardship of the soil. This dedication is reflected in the use of skillfully executed traditional handling methods, that preserves and enhances the tea's flavor and nutrients resulting in exceedingly fine organic tea.
Eden Organic Matcha is harvested in April, in Japan, from the tea bushes Camellia sinensis when the leaves are most tender. Steaming the leaves prevents oxidation and ensures a bright green. The stems, twigs, and veins are removed from the leaves, then cutting, winnowing, and drying prepares them for one of the 1,300 small granite stone mills. For optimum flavor and efficacy it takes about one hour per mill set to make thirty grams of this organic matcha. After grinding, the matcha is packaged in small, 30 gram stainless steel cans. At the bottom of each can is an anti-oxidant protector, called an oxygen absorber. The absorber is sealed to the bottom of the can, and contact with the matcha is prevented by an FDA approved, food grade polypropylene plastic covering. The oxygen absorber helps to protect matcha's powerful antioxidants by absorbing oxygen, once the container is opened. Exposure to oxygen causes the antioxidants in matcha to gradually oxidize, lessening, and gradually destroying one of the most important reasons for drinking matcha, for its health protective antioxidants. The oxygen absorber keeps the powdered matcha bright green. Matcha that has lost its antioxidants is a pale yellow-green color. Deep flavor, fragrant aroma, and brilliant color distinguish Eden Organic Matcha. The Aiya Tea Company, dedicated to helping create the healthy life of people, has been making Matcha and the finest green tea since 1888.
Worldwide research points to green tea's antioxidant polyphenols for its potent beneficial properties. Epigallo-catechin gallate (EGCG: also an antibiotic) is the most prominent of these. Together with tannins and flavonoids they are collectively called 'catechins' and account for about 40% of its dry weight. Researchers at the University of Kansas found antioxidant levels of green tea 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E
Unlike brewed teas that are steeped and discarded, with Matcha the whole leaf is consumed, completely whisked into warm water. It is green tea concentrate.
Green tea contains more beneficial astringent tannins than other tea. They are preserved by steaming the leaves and keeping them green. Researchers tell us the caffeine activates the tannins, while the tannins counter balance the caffeine. Recently they discovered that L-theanine, a nonessential, non-protein amino acid naturally present in the green tea bush Camellia sinensis and the main compound responsible for the unique flavor of green tea, enhances learning ability, induces relaxation, and inhibits caffeine stimulation. Eden Organic Matcha contains 16.7mg of L-theanine per 1g serving (1 bamboo scoop). Because of the caffeine in Matcha (50 percent less than in coffee), it is an adult drink not recommended for children.
Matcha is the most effective way to experience the health benefits of green tea. It is a beverage for both the mind and the body. It delights the senses, purifies the body, and lifts the spirit. Gently sip Matcha and consider the old Chinese proverb, "The wisdom of 10,000 universes can be found in one cup of tea."
Take a minute and enjoy the delight of Eden Organic Matcha - Stone Ground Green Tea Powder.