What is matcha?
Magnificent matcha is a fine powder made from green tea leaves. It has long been the humble host of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, but nowadays matcha is globally revered for its miraculous superpowers!
Matcha is the goddess of all green teas - the richest source of immune-boosting nutrients and healthy antioxidants. Boasting a vibrant and vivacious shade of gorgeous green, matcha is ground from green tea leaves known as tencha, and delivers a bolt of greenie goodness in every sipalicious cup!
Is matcha green tea?
Yes! Matcha powder is one of the greenest forms of green tea. As green as grass but tasting way better, matcha is the queen of the greens.
What does matcha taste like?
Drinking matcha is a warm and wonderful experience. Teasing your tongue are complicated hints of vegetal undertones, whispers of subtle sweetness and a luscious, lingering, velvety smoothness.
For the ultimate health-hit try our 100% Organic Matcha or Organic Turmeric Matcha – a spicy blend of matcha, turmeric, cinnamon and nutmeg warming the cockles of your heart on a chilly winter’s day.
Served spicy or icy Matcha Jaffa Swirl blends heavenly hints of chocolate-orange with green velvet, while Mint Chip Matcha and Salted Matcha Milkshake will befriend your tastebuds for a lifelong love affair!
Have you tried matcha lattes yet? They’re delish!
How to make a matcha latte?
Delicious green matcha latte recipes can be found on our website, but here’s the quick and easy method:
Boil the kettle to 80°C and add half a teaspoon of your favourite T2 matcha blend and 150mls of hot water to your matcha bowl. Use a T2 bamboo whisk to break up any lumps, whisking until the mixture begins to froth. Warm milk in a saucepan or microwave and add with a dash of honey to sweeten.
Does matcha have caffeine?
Matcha is ground from green tea leaves harvested from the camellia sinensis plant so yes, it does contain caffeine, but not as much as black tea or coffee.
Unique matcha contains the amino acid known as L-theanine, so the caffeine component is processed in a slow-release way within the body. Why is this good? It means focused energy without the caffeine j-j-jitters!
If you want caffeine-free tea try herbal and floral tisanes or fruit tisanes for refreshing hot or cold beverages minus the eye-opening caffeine hit.
Is matcha good for you?
The health benefits of matcha are blooming bountiful!
Matcha is the superhero of all green teas, containing high levels of immune-boosting antioxidants including polyphenols and catechins.
Drinking quality matcha daily provides health benefits such as:
Reduced risk of heart disease
Increased cell protection against free radicals
Improved brain function
Reduced risk of chronic disease
So, what are you waiting for? Shop our organic matcha blends online or at your local T2 Tea store and discover the benefits yourself.