Dr. Mercola Royal Matcha Green Tea, 30g
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Dr. Mercola Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea
Matcha, a powdered green tea, comes from the same plant as black teas, but remains unfermented. It is then ground into a fine green powder so that you receive benefits from the entire tea leaf.
Tea originates from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, a white-flowered evergreen. About 500 species of tea exist, divided into about 50 different countries, with China leading all nations in abundance, however the highest quality teas come from Japan.
The different ways teas go through processing sets them apart from one another. After plucking the tea leaves, they begin to oxidize and ferment which imparts a distinctive color and taste. Green, black and oolong tea refer to the method used to process those plucked leaves.
For green tea, leaves are steamed, roasted, or pan-fried almost immediately, leaving little chance for them to ferment. As a result, most green teas tend to be lighter in color.
The most nutrient-rich green tea, Matcha green tea, comes in a stone-ground powder form--completely unfermented.
The best Matcha green tea comes from Japan and is steamed, not roasted or pan-fried. As a result, Matcha green tea retains all the nutrient-rich value possible from the tea leaf and does not have a bitter taste.
USDA Certified Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea provides you with:
- • A completely natural green tea using the entire nutrient-rich leaf
- • Up to 17 times the antioxidants of wild blueberries, and even 7 times higher than dark chocolate
- • Up to 9 times the beta carotene found in spinach
- • Nutrient-rich bright green chlorophyll to provide you with vibrant energy from the sun
- • An incredibly delicious and satisfying flavor you'll thoroughly enjoy
Rigorous and strict processing for the hightest quality and nutrient rich product available:
Dr. Mercola Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea is shade grown, with 3 layers of shading, to maximize chlorophyll energy boost. The youngest leaves of the tea plant are hand harvested to ensure consistant quality.
The tea leaves are harvested in Nishio, Japan, the premiere Matcha region in the world; each skilled worker is paid "1st world" wages to ensure quality and consistency of harvest.
Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea leaf is stone-ground with no stems or veins; since they do not add any nutritional value, they are meticulously removed. After grinding, the tea is laboratory tested to verify consistent product quality and nutrient content: from color to particle size to analysis of amino acid and catechin content.
Dr. Mercola Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea is professionally packaged in an ISO 9001 certified facility, and refrigerated throughout its distribution process to ensure optimal freshness and quality.
Royal Matcha is the first in the world to receive international organic certifications -- IMO Switzerland (EU organic, USDA organic) and JONA (Japanese organic). It is also Kosher certified.
Recipes by Dr. Mercola:
Cold Matcha Frappe...Blend the following:
- 3 ice cubes
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¾ cup water
- 1 Tb. raw honey or stevia
- 1/8- 1/2 tsp. Organic Royal Matcha Green Tea powder
Matcha Chocolate...Try this with your favorite chocolate recipe:
Add 2 teaspoons of Organic Royal Matcha Green Teapowder to every 100 grams of white chocolate The green flavor of the tea helps taper the sweetness of the white chocolate.
Ingredients: 100% organic Japanese matcha green tea
Preparation: Mix 1/2 tsp. of matcha with 2 oz of hot water. Stir until dissolved. Proportions may be adjusted to taste. Small lumps at the bottom is not uncommon. Serving Size: 1/2 tsp. Servings per Container: 30
About Dr Mercola, the company
Dr. Joseph Mercola is on a mission to bring people practical solutions to their health problems. As an osteopathic physician, Dr. Mercola practices a "whole person" approach to medicine, focusing on preventative health care. Dr. Mercola extensively researches and promotes premium, all-natural whole-food based products that provide broad spectrum health benefits.
Dr. Mercola focuses as much on what you put in your body as what you put on it. He offers all natural hair care, sunscreens, and oral care products in addition to his supplements, such as probiotics, multi-vitamins, and antioxidants, and whole-foods and teas. Dr. Mercola offers products for the entire family, including kids and even non-toxic products for your pet's good health as well. Dr. Mercola is an advocate for a dietary and lifestyle approach to health, and is dedicated to bringing you the products that will optimize the health of your entire family.
In addition to being a licensed DO, Dr. Mercola is also board certified in family medicine, and served as the chairman of the family medicine department at St. Alexius Medical center for 5 years, and is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post, and has been featured in TIME magazine, LA Times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, Today Show, CBS’s Washington Unplugged with Sharyl Attkisson, and other major media resources. Dr. Mercola is the author of several books, including The No-Grain Diet (with Alison Rose Levy), a New York Times Bestseller.