“Instant” matcha tea: a luxury we love.
Photo courtesy Aiya-America.
“Japanese Matcha Remade For The Modern World,” says the box of Matcha To Go.
Isn’t that the truth! Until very recently, matcha, the ceremonial powdered green tea of Japan, was consumed only by whisking
Matcha to Go, imported from Japan, is produced to dissolve in a glass of hot or cold water or in your water bottle—no whisking required. The vibrant green color is unmistakably matcha, as is the color.
The 100% matcha tea is blended with some dietary fiber, which eliminates clumping, whether you stir it with a spoon or shake it in a water bottle. It couldn’t be easier.
We received two individual packets as a sample. We’ve finished them, and placed an order for more on Amazon.
It isn’t inexpensive: A box of 10 single serving packets is $21.99. Matcha is a pricey tea in general.
Matcha To Go is a luxury we’re willing to spring for.
MATCHA TEA BENEFITS
Matcha is the only tea that is ground into fine powder form, and incorporates the entire tea leaf; the powder is whisked into water to create a frothy drink.
Other teas are consumed via steeping the tea leaves with hot water. The water is infused with the essence of the tea leaves, but the leaves themselves are disposed of.
Only a small portion of the health benefits of tea are water soluble. According to Aiya, makers of Matcha To Go, depending on the tea variety and preparation, only 10% to 20% of the healthy nutrients are consumed when drinking steeped tea.
Thus, matcha is far more healthful than other teas, delivering many more green tea antioxidants, amino acids including L-Theanine, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Here’s a comparison chart from the manufacturer:
Find more matcha health information at Aiya-America.com.
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