About Hero Matcha Japanese Green Tea Powder
Hero Matcha is a ceremonial grade green tea powder which is grown in Japan and packed in the UK. The tea powder is made from the full green tea leaf, which is ground into an extremely fine powder. Because of the way matcha is made, it has been proven to have around 3 times the antioxidants of regular green tea, it is also vegans.
The green tea powder comes packed in foil, with its own metal tea caddy to keep the powder fresh and dry.
I find oriental culture absolutely fascinating and the tea ceremony in particular is a world away from the quick brew we enjoy in the UK. To me, the way of tea, as tea ceremonies are called in Japan, brings to mind images of everything from Buddhist monks to elegant Geisha.
The tea ceremony is though to have first invented by Buddhist monks in the 9th century, when green tea powders of the same type as Hero Matcha would have been drank for their health benefits. Later it is documented that wealthy Japanese began to drink matcha. By the 800’s matcha was so popular that the Emperor ordered tea fields to be cultivated. Although I’m neither a monk or an Emperor, I was very much looking forward to experiencing the way of tea, despite how unnaturally vivid the tea looked. It’s hard to believe that something that colour is completely natural but then, I’m used to my tea being in the form of black leaves in a bag!
You can make matcha in a normal cup, however, I decided to go for the full experience of a Japanese brew and instead chose to use a matcha bowl. Matcha is remarkably easy to make, just boil some water to around 80 degrees, add a scoop (about 1/4 to 1/2 tsp) of Hero Matcha, then stir with a whisk until the tea powder is diffused. The finished matcha is a vivid green and smells fresh. Although I’m not usually a green tea drinker, I found the taste of Hero Matcha very pleasant with none of the after taste that some other green teas have. I normally take tea with milk and find that without it the tea tastes bitter, but not so with Hero Matcha, in fact, I liked it so much that I’d be happy to swap my normal tea a couple of times a day.
Although Hero Matcha would normally be used to make tea, you can also get the benefit of 3 times the antioxidants of regular green tea in the form of ice cream, cake and fudge to mention just a few possibilities. Take a look at The Daily Burn for a selection of yummy looking recipes which I can’t wait to try!
Where can I buy Hero Matcha Japanese green tea powder?
Hero Matcha is currently available on Amazon via the link below.
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