Westpoint Naturals Matcha Green Tea Powder
Green tea has been touted for its numerous health benefits including being a potent antioxidant and containing high levels of catechins which may help prevent or treat stroke, heart failure, cancer and diabetes. There are many green tea products available on the market, yet there is one that stands out above the rest based on quality, taste and nutritional value: matcha tea powder.
Matcha is a finely ground, high quality tea powder ground from the handpicked spring buds and top leaves of the Camellia sinensis tea bush. Since the whole tea leaf is consumed rather than just the steeped tea water, matcha is nutritionally superior to loose or bagged green tea varieties. Westpoint carries Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder and traditional bamboo whisks to help you create that perfect cup of matcha tea!
To prepare matcha green tea, place one teaspoon of Matcha in a chawan (deep bowl). Pour in eight ounces of hot water, just before it boils. Stir vigorously with a chasen (bamboo whisk) in a “w” or left to right pattern, not a circle, until frothy. Sip right from the bowl and enjoy.
Matcha can also be added to cakes, cookies, yogurt, pudding, ice cream, or any food that would be complementary to the taste of green tea. It has also become especially popular in lattes and smoothies. Westpoint has recently added Organic Matcha Latte Green Tea Powder to our product line, a sweet, refreshing treat that can be consumed hot or cold.