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Where Does Matcha Come From?

The discovery of matcha can be traced back to approximately the 8th century of the Tang Dynasty in China, and then arising in Japan in the 12th century. Today, most of the world's matcha either comes from Japan or China. The Kyoto prefecture in Japan is known to produce the world's finest matcha for many years now. All of Matcha Boy's matcha comes from the Uji region of Kyoto. The terrain in which tea is grown will have a significant effect on the quality and the taste of the tea. This is because factors such as steepness of slopes, temperatures, and elevation of the tea fields all play a part in affecting the soil and growth of tea plants. The...

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The Health Benefits of Matcha Explained

Benefits of Matcha Green Tea Matcha has been found to have many health benefits, from its slow release of caffeine keeping you energised longer, to its high level of antioxidants, there are many reasons to drinks matcha green tea. Japanese scholars have been studying the health benefits of matcha and tea for hundreds of years, and have found that many of the chemical components found in Japanese tea play a vital role in this (e.g. catechins, theanine etc).   Energised longer Matcha has a unique combination of the energising caffeine, as well as soothing L-Theanine. L-Theanine is an amino acid that helps promote alpha brain waves, which leads to calmness. Theanine also helps the body gradually absorb caffeine over a...

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How to buy the right matcha for you?

  What are the differences between each type of matcha? There are a several differences between high and low quality matcha. Firstly, higher quality matcha will have more potent taste (stronger umami), it will be more smooth and less bitter. Quality matcha will also have more antioxidants and better health benefits. Which matcha is for me?: Ceremonial Grade Matcha (Highest Quality Matcha): Suited for drinking matcha straight up as matcha tea. Smoothest taste, highly nutritious, higher caffeine and low bitterness. Everyday Matcha: Most versatile matcha, can be used for straight up matcha tea, matcha lattes, smoothies and more. Smooth taste, strong nutrition, moderate caffeine and slight bitterness Culinary Matcha: Great for baking and smoothies. Can be used for lattes and...

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How to make Hojicha Latte

This Hojicha latte is can be made in minutes at home. Houjicha is green tea roasted. Like the popular matcha latte, Houjicha (Roasted Green Tea), is growing in popularity to make as a latte. The method is very similar to a hot chocolate. Photo by Jakub Dziubak   Prep Time: 3 minutes Servings: 1 Ingredients: One cup of milk of choice 1 teaspoon of Matcha Boy Hojicha Powder Ice (optional) Steps: One teaspoon of Matcha Boy Hojicha Powder. Add small amount of hot water, and stir into a paste Add in hot milk and stir. You can add in ice if you want to make it an iced latte. Tada, all done.   Does Hojicha Latte have caffeine? Houjicha has...

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How much caffeine does matcha have?

Photo by Jason Leung If you love your caffeine and can’t operate without it, matcha has you covered. Matcha is a very good way to source your caffeine, due to the unique way it releases it caffeine. Matcha on average has approximately 70mg of caffine per serve, whereas coffee can have from 80-350mg of caffeine depending on the type of coffee. We have sourced our statistics from the Vic Gov’s better health channel, to compare a 250ml serving of coffee with a typical 100ml serving of matcha. Matcha Vs Coffee Beverage Caffeine Content Matcha 60 – 80mg per 100ml cup Instant coffee 80 – 120mg per 250ml Espresso coffees e.g. espresso or latte 105-110mg per 250ml Drip or percolated coffee...

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