All posts tagged: Tea Lover’s


What is the Difference between Green Tea and Matcha?

Matcha really is a whole different category of green tea. Why? Because it is the whole tea leaf ground into a fine powder. When mixing matcha with water, the entire tea leaf is consumed with its high level of antioxidants and nutritive ingredients. Whereas, drinking brewed green tea leaves, only the steeped tea is consumed. Not all the benefits are received as when drinking the 100% ground powder. In Japan, tea leaves are quickly steamed to stop the oxidation process of the leaves after picking. The leaves are de-stemmed and called tencha. It is these tencha leaves that are ground into a very fine powder becoming matcha, meaning ‘stone-ground tea.’ The matcha powder such as Tea Lover’s from My Matcha Life is a beautiful bright green color, the tell-tale sign of a high quality matcha. This ‘drink it straight’ matcha is naturally smooth and sweet. It is high in antioxidants and contains the amino acid, l-theanine, known for its calming effects. Matcha is a good choice and a nice addition for tea lovers who love …

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Tea Lover’s Matcha

Tea Lover’s Matcha is by far one of our favorite ‘drink it straight’ savory matchas. This ceremonial organic green tea is provided from My Matcha Life Products. It has a richer, more complex flavor or ‘umami’ compared to most ceremonial grade matchas. It is smooth, pleasant and naturally sweet, making it perfect to drink hot as is or over ice. We like it both ways. Tea Lover’s Matcha is a Ceremonial Matcha- What exactly does ceremonial mean? The name ‘ceremonial’ is reserved for matchas of a high grade used in the famous Japanese tea ceremonies throughout Japan. Quality matcha comes from picking the top five leaves picked from the tea plant. Prior to harvest each May, the tea is grown under shade cover. This forces the chlorophyll and nutrients up to the outermost leaves of the plant which are then picked and stone ground into a fine matcha powder. This growing method produces a natural sweetness and high quality nutrient content. Additionally, the tea fields are fed with organic composting and natural water wells insuring …