Eden Matcha Kit - a boxed set complete with all needed to prepare Matcha. It includes 30 grams of emerald organic Matcha. A video and DVD shows how to make Matcha and tells its history and benefits. A handcrafted earthenware glazed bowl, a handmade untreated bamboo tea whisk, and handmade bamboo tea scoop are included.
Wash the tea bowl with care and avoid the dishwasher. Hand rinse the delicate tea whisk and air dry. Simply wipe the tea scoop with a dry cloth or paper towel.
Eden Organic Matcha is the finest ceremonial grade powdered green tea from the Aiya Tea Company, Japan. Aiya has been making Matcha and the finest green tea since 1888. Beginning as medicine in ancient China, Matcha became a traditional beverage, much loved by Japanese.
Most of brewed tea is discarded. With Matcha the whole leaf is consumed after whisking into warm water. The effect is a whole leaf green tea concentrate.
Tea leaves embody the soil they're from, season picked, and the curing process. These leaves are tended following strict organic practices. The growers are dedicated to organic practices and stewardship. They employ only skillfull traditional handling that enhances flavor and nutrients in this fine organic tea powder.
Eden Organic Matcha is hand harvested in early April from organic bushes Camellia sinensis when leaves are most tender. Steaming and rubbing prevents oxidation and ensures the emerald green. Stems and veins are removed by hand from the leaves. They're cut and dried in preparation for a small granite stone mill. For optimum flavor and efficacy it takes one hour per mill set to make thirty grams of this organic Matcha. The Matcha is packed in 30 gram stainless steel cans with an antioxidant protecting oxygen absorber in the bottom. The oxygen absorber ensures deep smooth flavor, fragrant aroma, and the brilliant color of Eden Organic Matcha.
Worldwide research points to green tea's antioxidant polyphenols for its healthful properties. Epigallo-catechin gallate (EGCG, also an antibiotic) is the most prominent of these. These tannins and flavonoids are collectively called 'catechins' and account for about 40% of the teas 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.
Green tea contains more beneficial astringent tannins than other tea. The tannins 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 green tea leaves Camellia sinensis is mainly responsible for the flavor of green tea and it enhances learning ability, induces relaxation, and inhibits caffeine stimulation. Eden Organic Matcha contains 16.7 mg of L-theanine per 1 gram serving (1 bamboo scoop). With caffeine in Matcha (50 percent less than coffee) it's best reserved as an adult drink.
Matcha is the most effective way to experience the health benefits of green tea. It nourishes the mind and the body. It delights the senses, purifies the body, and lifts the spirit. Sip Matcha and consider the Chinese proverb, "The wisdom of 10,000 universes can be found in one cup of tea."
Take a moment and delight in Eden Organic Matcha - Stone Ground Green Tea Powder.